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Nicholas Rzhevsky

Chair and Professor of Russian

Ph.D. Princeton University: Russian literature and culture; Russian theater; ideology.

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Nicholas Rzhevsky is Professor and Chair of the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. His B.A. is from Rutgers University and he received his doctorate from Princeton University where he was a Title VI Fellow. His honors include four Fulbright-Hays fellowships, and grants from the U.S. Department of Education, International Research Programs, NEH, and IREX. Rzhevsky's interests focus on Russian literature and theater, ideology, and Russian intellectual history.

Selected Publications

Modern Russian Theater: A Literary and Cultural History. M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Armonk, NY, 2009.

Russian Literature and Ideology: Herzen, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Leontiev, Fadeyev

Editor, Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture;

Editor, Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to Modern Fiction. Introduction to a Culture

Editor, Rebel and Tyrants

Articles and Reviews in: Russian Review, Slavic Review, Encounter, Slavic and East European Journal, Literature in Performance, Slavic and East European Arts, Russian Language Journal, Modern Drama, Nation, New Literary History, Balagan, Comparative Literature, Journal of International Dostoevsky Society, Novyi zhurnal, The Handbook of Russian Literature; Newsday

Current Project

Paul Robeson (a play); The House of the Dead (a theater adaptation).

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