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Alexei Pavlenko

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Fields: Russian language and literature.

Research Interests

Until most recently, I focused on contemporary Russian writers. My dissertation was on Eduard Limonov’s picaresque, It’s me, Eddie, followed by my translation of his second book of the New York trilogy, Diary of a Loser. In the past few years, I have written on Vladimir Sorokin, and representatives of the new generation, Roman Senchin and Lara Vapnyar. My current project is on Anna Karenina: I am formulating a Marxist reading of the novel with the focus on the figure of the peasant, and on the modes of communication in Tolstoy’s narrative.

Regular Classes



Survey of Russian Literature

Russian Language (Novice to Advanced)


    Ph.D., 1995, Brown University

    M.A., 1991 Brown University

    B.A., 1988, Marywood College