Dr. Alexander Etkind

Title: 
Reader in Russian Literature and Cultural History
Institution: 
University of Cambridge
Address: 
Kings College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST
E-mail: 
ae264@cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 
+44 (0)1223-331242
Fax: 
+44 (0)1223335062

Alexander Etkind has two PhDs, in Psychology from Bekhterev Institute, Leningrad, and in Slavonic Literatures from the University of Helsinki. Before coming to Cambridge, he taught at the European University at St.Petersburg and, as a visiting professor, at New York University and Georgetown University. He was also a resident fellow at Harvard, Princeton, and Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. Current research interests are internal colonization in the Russian Empire; narratology from Pushkin to Nabokov; and comparative studies of cultural memory.

Research Interests: 

Current research interests are internal colonization in the Russian Empire; narratology from Pushkin to Nabokov; and comparative studies of cultural memory.

Publications: 

Post-Soviet Hauntology: Cultural Memory of the Soviet Terror - Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 16 (1): 182-200 2009 Vozvraschenie tritona: Sovetskaia katastrofa i postsovetskii roman, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 94, 174-206 (with Mark Lipovetsky) 
2008 Bare Monuments to Bare Life: The Soon-to-Be-Dead in Arts and Memory, Gulag Studies, vol.1, 27-33. 2007 Non-fiction po-russki pravda. Kniga otzivov. Moskva. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 336 pp. 
2005 'Soviet Subjectivity: Torture for the Sake of Salvation?', Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 6, 1 (winter) 171-186. 2001

Project Title: 
MAW