Vladimir Alexandrov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Previous Episodes


May 14, 2014
Guest: Douglas Rogers, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Subject: Oil Culture: Producing the New Russia


May 7, 2014
Guest: Aaron Dhir, Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor of Law
Subject: Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity


April 30, 2014
Guest: Maurice Samuels, Professor of French
Subject: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France


April 23, 2014
Guest: John Merriman, Professor of History
Subject: Paris Commune of 1871


April 16, 2014
Guest: Marcela Echeverri, Assistant Professor of History
Subject: Indian and Black Royalists in the Age of Revolutions



Episode: October 1, 2014


Professor Alexandrov is an expert on 19th- and 20th-century Russian prose— especially the works of Leo Tolstoy, Andrei Bely and Vladimir Nabokov—and on literary theory. Professor Alexandrov is the author of the books Andrei Bely: The Major Symbolist Fiction, Nabokov's Otherworld, and Limits to Interpretation: The Meanings of 'Anna Karenina', as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He is also editor of The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov. We talk with Vladimir Alexandrov about his new book, The Black Russian, which recently won the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize.

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