Tatyana I. Grenkov
B.A. with Summa Cum Laude and M.A.. Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Russian philology, Old Russian Literature and language( XI-XVII cc.). PhD in Comparative Literature , Stony Brook University,1991.
Office: Humanities 1144
Medieval and Renaissance literature and its interrelations with arts.
World religions and mythology.
Western culture, civilization, history, literature, philosophy, and arts.
Greco-Roman and Medieval philosophy
Literary genres: heroic epic, hagiography, novel, poetry, and medieval romance.
Theory of literature.
All levels of Russian language.
Russian and Soviet literature.
Old Russian literature and language (XI-XVII centuries).
Russian philosophy, history, culture, and civilization.
History and philosophy of ideas.
SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE WORKS:
-Translation of Russian Theater Dictionary (work in progress).
-“The Philosophy of Nonresistance to Evil in Medieval Russia” in: The Humanities on the Birth of the Third Millemium. Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, 5-6 June 2000. Binghamton: Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton U, 2001.
-The Tale of Igor, translation of the eleventh-century Old Russian heroic epic; “Introduction” and “Notes” in:Anthology of Russian Culture: Literary Texts, ed. by Nicholas Rzhevsky. Armonk: M.E. Sharp, 1996: 11-20, 553-554.
-Selected poems: A Break in the Clouds: The National Library of Poetry ed. by Cynthia A. Stevens. Owings Mills:Watermark P, 1993: 16.
-Selected poems: Brook Spring ’93. Stony Brook: S.U.N.Y., 1993; 59.
-Selected poems: Brook Spring ’92. Stony Brook: S.U.N.Y., 1992; 12-13.
-Selected poems: Brook Spring ’91. Stony Brook: S.U.N.Y., 1991; 30.
-Selected poems: Brook Spring ’88. Stony Brook: S.U.N.Y., 1988; 3, 42.
-Editorial Assistant for Chekhov Reconstructed: New Translation of The Seagull, Uncle Vanja, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard. Tr., ed. by E.J. Czerwinski. Slavic and East European Arts, Vol. 4 No. 2 (Fall 1986).
COURSES TAUGHT AT STONY BROOK
MVL 241 Heroes and Warriors (Medieval Heroic Epic)
HUR 142 Culture and Revolution (Russian Revolution)
CEI 501 Foundations of the Humanities
HUR 235 Crime and Punishment
HUE 269 Superheroes and Villains (proposed course)
HUR 341 Dostoevsky and the West
EGL 269 The Allegory of Love (proposed course)
EUR 101 Foundations of European Culture
EUR 201 Development of European Culture
AMR 102 Making American Identities
HUE 269 History of Beauty (proposed course)
HUE 269 Terrorism and LiteratureHUR/EGL 231 Saints and Fools
HUR 341 Forbidden Texts
HUE 269 Masks and Memory: Nabokov
HUM 123 Sin and Sexuality in Literature
CLT 221/RUS 292 Literary Survey:Medieval Literature through Late Renaissance/
Saintly Heroes: Old Russian Literature (XI- XVII centuries)
RUS 201 Intermediate Russian I
RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II
RUS 221 Advance Conversation and Composition I (in Russian)
RUS 222 Advanced Conversation and Composition II (in Russian)
RUS 323 Russian Literary Texts: Survey of Russian Literature, (in Russian)
-Chair of the Session: DAC Among Ancient Cult Mesopotamia”. The 20th Annual SSIPS/SAGP/ISNS/ACPA International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy & Dialogue Among Civilizations, Binghamton Universty, New York (October, 26-28, 2001).
- “Self, Russia and the World in Medieval Russian Philosophy”. The 20th Annual SSIPS/SAGP/ISNS/ACPA International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy & Dialogue Among Civilizations, Binghamton U., New York (October, 26-28, 2001).
-“The Philosophy of Nonresistance to Evil in Medieval Russia”.The Humanities on the Birth of the Third Millennium: An International Conference (June 12-13, 2000), Middle East Technical University and Ankara University, Ankara,Turkey.
-Chair of the Session: “Research on the Humanities and Literature”. Symposium on the Humanities and the History of Philosophy (June 7-9, 2000) Dokuz Eylul University; Izmir, Turkey.
-“The Philosophy of Nonresistance to Evil in Medieval Russia “. International Conference in Commemoration of the 700th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Ottoman State (June 5-6, 2000), Fatih University; Istanbul, Turkey.
-“The Notion of an Author in the Middle Ages”. Twenty-First Medieval Forum (April 14-15, 2000),Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-“The Militia Christi- The Two-edged Sword of Christianity”. Institute of Global Studies (IGCS) of Binghamton University S.U.N.Y.; 18th Annual Conference: Global and Multicultural Dimensions of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Literary Thought (October 23-24,1999), Binghamton University, NY,
-“The Drachenkaempfe and Hagiography". Twentieth Medieval Forum (April 16-17, 1999), Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-“Hagiography and the Vita Christi”. Eighteenth Medieval Forum (April 18-19, 1997), Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-“In Quest of the Self: From ‘Nobody’ to Odysseus”. Dowling College International and Mediterranean Studies Conference XVII, (July 1995), Spain.
-“Life of a Saintly Hero: Russian Princes’ Vitae". Fifteenth Medieval Forum (April 22-23, 1994), Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-Moderator of the section “Saints and Sinners”. Fourteenth Medieval Forum (April 16-17, 1993), Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-“Aetates Mundi, Hominis, Animae et Sanctorum: Giambattista Vico’s Ages of the World and the Age of the Saintly Heroes”. Fourteenth Medieval Forum (April 16-17, 1993), Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-“Life of a Saintly Hero- Militia Christi”. AATSEEL Conference (December 28-30, 1992), New York.
-“Women in the Soviet Union”. Stony Brook University, Fall 1990.
-“The Shape of Evil in Beowulf". Eleventh Medieval Forum (April 20-21, 1990), Plymouth University, New Hampshire.
-“The Soviet Union Today". Stony Brook University, Fall 1988.
-WUSB 90.1 FM ,Stony Brook University. " Poets Eye", interview, reading original poems in English and Russian (Spring 1988), Stony Brook, New York.