David Bethea
Vilas Professor of Slavic Languages
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1977
email | phone: 262-9766

Research interests: Pushkin and his era, modern Russian poetry (esp.Khodasevich and Brodsky), Russian religious thought and cultural mythology, Russian émigré literature, Anglo-American vs. Russian modernism, 20th century Russian/Slavic literary theory (esp. influence studies), biography.

Courses Regularly Taught: Pushkin; Soviet Literature; Contemporary Russian Poetry; Critical Theory

Selected Publications:

Khodasevich: His Life and Art (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983, 1986)

The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fiction (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989, 1991)

Editor, Puškin Today (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993)

Joseph Brodsky and the Creation of Exile (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

Realizing Metaphors: Alexander Pushkin and the Life of the Poet (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998)

Editor, with L. Fleishman, N. Okhotin, A. Ospovat, Materialy po Pushkinskoi konferentsii v Stanforde/Papers of the Pushkin Bicentennial Conference at Stanford (Moscow: OGI, 2001)

Editor, Sochineniia Pushkina/The Works of Pushkin (an annotated edition) (Moscow: Novoe izdatel’stvo, 2006-)

Editor, The Pushkin Handbook (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)