Title

Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature

Degree

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Field of Specialty

Modern Russian Literature, Modern Czech Literature, Russian & Czech Languages, Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Translation Studies

Contact Information

Shiffman Humanities Center 207
781-736-3347
pstock@brandeis.edu

David Powelstock

Research interests include Literary Ethics, Phenomenology, Cognitive Poetics, Literature & Philosophy, Cultural Semiotics, Narratology, History & Theory of Russian Poetry, Romanticism, Translation

Publications

Olesha, Yurii. "Speech to the First Congress of the Soviet Union of Writers, 1934." Sovlit.com vol. n/a. n/a Trans. Powelstock, David. (2009): n/a.

Powelstock, David. "Reinventing Romantic Poetry: Russian Women Poets of the Mid-Nineteenth Century." Rev. of Reinventing Romantic Poetry: Russian Women Poets of the Mid-Nineteenth Century, by Diana Greene. Slavic and East European Journal vol. 51:2 Summer 2007: 397-98.

Powelstock, David. "Writing as Exorcism:The Personal Codes of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol." Rev. of Writing as Exorcism:The Personal Codes of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol, by Ilya Kutik. Slavic Review vol. 66:3 Fall 2007: 564-65.

Powelstock,David. "Violent Outcomes: Mikhail Lermontov and Romanticism's Insoluble Problems.." Times of Trouble: Violence in Russian Literature and Culture.. Ed. Marcus Levitt and Tatyana Novikov. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. 30-41.

Powelstock, David. ""In the Poet's Defense" (transl. with commentary of of A. Ragozin, "V zashchitu poeta," Pravda, 25 August 1939)." Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda. Ed. Kevin M. F. Platt and David Brandenberger. Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. 309-312.

Powelstock,David. "Fashioning 'Our Lermontov': Canonization and Conflict in the Stalinist 1930s." Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda. Ed. Kevin M. F. Platt and David Brandenberger. Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. 281-307.

Powelstock,David. Becoming Mikhail Lermontov: The Ironies of Romantic Individualism in Nicholas I's Russia. Northwestern University Press, 2005.

Powelstock,David. "Burying the Elegiac Corpse: Selfhood in Pushkin's Late Lyrics." Pushkin Review / Pushkinskii vestnik (2000): 81-132.

Powelstock,David. "Living Into Language: Mikhail Lermontov and the Manufacturing of Intimacy." Russian Subjects: Empire, Nation, and the Culture of the Golden Age. Ed. Greenleaf, Monika and Stephen Moeller-Sally. Northwestern University Press, 1998. 297-324.

Powelstock,David. "Loving the Ineffable: Lermontov's Poetics of Desire." Romantic Russia (1998): 49-93.

Powelstock,David. "Mikhail Iur'evich Lermontov." The Age of Pushkin and Gogol: Poetry and Drama. Ed. Christine Rydel. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 206, Detroit: Gale Research Publications, 1998. 179-205.

Powelstock,David. "Bakhtin o poezii. Zametki ["Bakhtin's Views on Poetry"].." Russkii stikh: Metrika, Ritmika, Rifma, Strofika. Ed. Bak, Dmitrii, et al. Moscow: RGGU, 1996. 221-228.

Powelstock,David. "The Rhythmic Structure of Valerii Briusov's Three-Stress Dol'nik Line." Russian Verse Theory: Proceedings of the 1987 Conference at UCLA (= UCLA Slavic Studies). Ed. Scherr, Barry P. and Dean S. Worth., 1989. 235-252.

Courses Taught

COMH 201a Comparative Humanities Proseminar
COML 100a Comparing Literatures: Theory and Practice
COML 109b The Art of Living: Imagination and the Just Life
RECS 100a Russian Soul: Masterworks of Modern Russian Culture
RECS 131a The Twentieth-Century Russian Novel
RECS 148a Russian Drama: Text and Performance
RECS 149b Russian Modernism in: Culture and Arts
RECS 150a Russian and Soviet Cinema
RECS 154a The Art of Vladimir Nabokov
RUS 153a Russian Poetry and Prose in Russian: Undergraduate Seminar