DSc in Philology
Professor of Russian Literature, Department of Slavic Studies, Stanford University (Stanford, USA).
History of Russian literature of the 20th century (literary life in the USSR; history of literature, journalism and culture of the Russian emigration of the first half of the 20th century); Baltic-Russian cultural ties; biography and work of Boris Pasternak; Russian Berlin 1921–1923; Russian literature in interwar Poland; poetics; history of Russian literary criticism.
Series editor for Slavica Hierosolymitana, Slavic Studies of the Hebrew University (with D. Segal, O. Ronen, 1977–1982) and Stanford Slavic Studies (since 1987).
Member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Opyty (Paris), The Pushkin Journal (Utah), Modern Russian Literature and Culture (Berkeley), Philologica. Bilingual journal on Russian and theoretical philology (Moscow), From the Other Shore: Russian Writers Abroad. Past and Present (Toronto, 2001), The Pushkin Anniversary Miscellany (Jerusalem, 1999), The Pushkin Miscellany (Jerusalem, 1997), Literary Archives of the Russian Emigration (Paris, 1983), Studien und Texte (Bremen, 1977–1984).
Member of the editorial board of the series Modern Russian Literature and Culture. Studies and Texts (Berkeley), etc.
Honorary titles and awards:
Guggenheim Scholarship (1987).
Humboldt Prize (1994–1995).
Since 1985 Professor at the Department of Slavic Studies, Stanford University (1991–1994 — Head of the Department). 1981–1984 — Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; 1977–1981 — Senior Lecturer ibid.
Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1999; 1980–1981), Harvard University (1984), Yale University (1884), Charles University in Prague (2001) and Russian State University for the Humanities (1998). Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1978–1979).
Selected scientific publications
- Boris Pasternak and the Nobel Prize. Moscow, Azbukovnik Publ., 2013.639 p. (In Russ.)
- Meeting of the Russian Emigration with “Doctor Zhivago”: Boris Pasternak and the Cold War. Stanford, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures Stanford University, 2009. 499 p. (In Russ.)
- From Pushkin to Pasternak. Selected Works on Poetics and History of Russian Literature. Moscow, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie Publ., 2006. 780 p. (In Russ.)
- Boris Pasternak and the Literary Movement of the 1930s. St. Petersburg, Academicheskii proekt Publ., 2005. 655 p. (In Russ.)
- Baltic-Russian Collection. Stanford, Oakland, Calif., Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures Stanford University, Berkeley Slavic Specialties sole distributor, 2004. 248 p. (In Russ.)
- Boris Pasternak in the 1920s. St. Petersburg, Academicheskii proekt Publ., 2003. 461 p. (In Russ.)
- In the Grip of Provocation: Operation “Trust” and the Russian Émigré Press. Moscow, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie Publ., 2003. 326 p. (In Russ.)
- In the Circle of Zhivago. Pasternak Collection. Stanford, Stanford University Dept. of Slavic languages and literatures, 2000. 250 p. (In Russ.)
- Russian Press in Riga: From the History of the Newspaper “Segodnya” in the 1930s, books 1–5. Stanford Calif., 1997. 356 p. (In Russ.) (With Y. Abyzov and B. Ravdin)
- Boris Pasternaks Lehrjahre: Unpublished Philosophical Abstracts and Notes by Boris Pasternak, vol. 1–2. Stanford, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, 1996. 402 p. (In Russ.) (With G.-B. Harder and S. Dorzweiler)
- From the History of Russian and Soviet Culture. Materials from the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford Calif., Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures Stanford University, 1992. (In English)
- Boris Pasternak: The Poet and His Politics. Cambridge Mass., Harvard University Press, 1990. 359 p. (In English)
- Poetry and Revolution in Russia: 1905–1930: An Exhibition of Books and Manuscripts. Stanford Calif., Stanford University Libraries, 1989. 63 p. (In English)
- Articles on Pasternak. Bremen, K-Presse, 1977. 160 p. (In Russ.)