Jason Cieply

portrait: Jason Cieply

Current research:

  • "Solitary ecstatic states": Enthusiasm and despair in Russian arts and society, 1905-1933"
  • Silencing "Silentium!": Why Tiutchev’s verse disappeared from the drafts of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Stanford University, 2011.

Recent work: 

  • Russian lubki and the production of co-knowledge, Stanford University, 2012
  • Dostoevsky’s phantom ideological limbs, Stanford University, 2012
  • Nabokov’s monkish maneuvers: Hagiographic topoi as a depoliticizing device in The Life of Chernyshevsky, Stanford University, 2012
  • Intonation patterns in monotone and melodic poetic readings of the Russian Silver Age, Stanford University, 2011
  • Towards a postmodern aesthetics of the neutral: Sasha Sokolov’s Palisandriia and the topos of the hermaphrodite, Stanford University, 2011
  • Staging the end of history: Mayakovsky, Kharms, and Platonov, Stanford University, 2010
  • Bakhtin on silence, Stanford University, 2010
  • Tactics for semiotic opposition: Pelevin, Barthes, de Certeau, Stanford University, 2010
  • Living an adventure narrative: looking for models in Bakhtin, Auerbach, and Simmel, Stanford University, 2010
  • Mayakovsky's "Ulichnoe," Stanford University, 2010
  • Bakhtin and the spatio-temporal structure of the word, Stanford University, 2010.
  • Language and (space-)time in Korolenko's Yakut stories, Stanford University, 2009.
  • Eisenstein on Pushkin: the poet as montageur, Stanford University, 2009.

Conference papers:

  • Nabokov’s Monkish Maneuvers: Nabokov’s monkish maneuvers: Hagiographic topoi as a depoliticizing device in “The Life of Chernyshevsky,” California Slavic Colloquium, University of California San Diego, 2012
  • Staging the End of History: Mayakovsky and Kharm, California Slavic Colloquium, Stanford University, 2011
  • Silence about "Silentium!", California Slavic Colloquium, New Takes on Old Texts, University of Southern California, 2010
  • Nabokov and literary migration, Midwest Slavic Conference, Panel on Slavic Linguistics and Ideology, the Ohio State University, 2008.
  • Understanding the Great Sinner in Dostoevskian salvation, Midwest Slavic Conference, the Ohio State University, 2007.
  • The function of Gogolian Absurdity, Midwest Slavic Conference, the Ohio State University, 2006.

BA thesis in Russian literature:

  • Sopostavlenie obrazov intelligenta i prostitutki v russkom literaturnom topose prostitutsii devatnadtsatogo veka: Dostoevskii i Chekhov, Kenyon College, 2007-2008.

BA thesis in English:

  • Nabokov and literary migration, Kenyon College, 2008.

2008: B.A., Kenyon College, Magna Cum Laude, Highest Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures (Russian and French) and distinction in English


Scott Bartling

portrait: Isaac Bleaman

Focal Group(s): 
Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature

Dissertation Title:  The Reinvention of Life:  Icon, Eros, and Language in Viktor Shklovsky's Theory of Estrangement

M.A. Thesis Title:  Eugene Onegin: Fate, Potentiality, and the Art of Living

Conference Papers:

"Ostranenie in Retrospect:  Viktor Shklovsky's Energy of Delusion."  AATSEEL National Conference, 2012.

"Vladimir Arseniev and Dersu Uzala: Cultural Dialogue in the Russian Far East."  California Slavic Colloquium, 2011.


Russian, German, Kazakh, Japanese, Spanish, Hungarian


2008: M.A., Stanford University, Russian Literature


American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program (Kazakh).  Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Summer 2010.

Medieval Slavic Summer Institute.  Hilandar Research Library, The Ohio State University.  Summer 2008.

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