Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literature
D. Phil. University of Oxford (1998)
Phone: (206) 543-7462
Office: Smith Hall M258
Teaching specialty: 20th Century Russian literature, theatre and drama, Modern Yiddish literature and drama.
- Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business, co-edited with Joel Berkowitz, Wayne State University Press, 2012.
- Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama, University of Washington Press, 2011.
- “Gordin’s Dialogue with Tolstoy,” in Jewish Theatre: A Global View, ed. by Edna Nahshon, Institute for Jewish Studies: Studies in Judaica, Brill Academic Press, 2009, 25-48.
- “Tolstoy on the Lower East Side: Di Kreytser Sonata,” Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. XVI, 2005: 1-19.
- “Yiddish Theatre in St Petersburg, 1905-1917,” in Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches, ed. by Joel Berkowitz, Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation, 2003, 61-75.
- “Theatricality, Anti-Theatricality and Cabaret in Russian Modernism,” in Russian Literature, Modernism and the Visual Arts, ed. by Catriona Kelly and Steven Lovell, Cambridge University Press, 2000, 149-71.
- “The Krivoe Zerkalo Theatre,” Europa Orientalis, XVI, 1997: 2, 321-48. “Reality and Illusion: Duality in Bulgakov’s Theatre Plays,” in Bulgakov: The Novelist Playwright, ed. by Lesley Milne, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1995, 84-90.
So Why Yiddish? – JewDub Talks 2012