Vladimir Alexandrov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Previous Episodes


Archive: April 8, 2015
Guest: Michael Reed-Hurtado, Coca-Cola World Fund Faculty Fellow at Yale
Subject: Transitional justice in Colombia


April 1, 2015
Guest: Emma Sky, Jackson Institute Senior Fellow
Subject: The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq


March 25, 2015
Guest: Eckart Frahm, Professor of Assyriology
Subject: Psychohistory of an Assyrian king


March 4, 2015
Guest: Ardis Butterfield, Professor of English, French, and Music
Subject: Medieval English lyrics and Chaucer


February 25, 2015
Guest: John Githongo, anti-corruption activist
Subject: Corruption and the future of Kenya.



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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