Ph.D. Reading List

Old Russian Literature

Slovo o zakone i blagodati
Povest’ vremennykh let
Slovo o polku Igoreve
“Molenie” Daniila Zatochnika
“Pouchenie” Vladimira Monomakha
Zhitie Feodosii
Zhitie Avvakuma
Skazanie o Borise i Glebe
Zhitie Sergeia Rodonezhskogo or
Zhitie Stefana Permskogo
Perepiska Groznogo i Kurbskogo
Povest’ o Petre i Fevronii
Povest’ o Savve Grudsyne
Selected byliny
Povest’ o Gore-Zlochastii
Narodnye russkie skazki (Afanas’ev)

John Fennel and Antony Stokes, Early Russian Literature (Berkeley, 1974)
Likhachev, D., Chelovek v drevnerusskoi literatury: Poetika drevnei russkoi literatury
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

18th Century Russian Literature

Derzhavin, Felitsa, Bog, Vodopad, Na smert’ Knyazya Meshcherskogo, Lastochka
Fonvizin, Nedorosl’
Kantemir, Satiry I, II, VI
Kapnist, Yabeda
Karamzin, Bednaya Liza, Ostrov Borngol’m, selections from Istoriya rossiiskogo gosudarstva
Krylov, selected Basni
Lomonosov, Oda na vzyatie Khotina, Pis’mo o pravilakh rossiiskogo stikhotvorstva, Predislovie opol’ze knig tserkovnykh
Radishchev, Puteshestvie iz Peterburga v Moskvu
Sumarokov, selected basni, Dmitrii Samozvanets or Khorev, Epistola II; Na suetu cheloveka
Trediakovsky, Voron i Lisitsa, Starukha, bolyashchaya glazami, Vesenee teplo,
O drevnem, srednem i novom stikhotvorenii rossiiskom, Ezda v ostrov lyubvi
Zhukovsky, Pevets vo stane russkikh voinov

D. D. Blagoi, Istoriya russkoi literatury XVIII veka (Moscow, 1946)
G. A. Gukovsky, Russkaya literatura XVIII veka (Moscow, 1939)

19th Century Literature

Aksakov
Semeinnaya khronika, Detskie gody Bagrova vnuka

Chernyshevsky
Chto delat’?

Dostoevsky
Prestuplenie i nakazanie, Brat’ya Karamazovy, Idiot, Dvoinik, Zapiski iz podpolya
excerpts from Dnevnik pisatelya

Dostoevsky’s Unfinished Journey Robin Feuer Miller (New Haven, 2007)
The Art of Dostoevsky: Deliriums and Nocturnes Robert Louis Jackson (Princeton, 1981)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Fet
“Ya prishel k tebe s privetom,” “Eto utro, radost’ eta,” “Eshche maiskaya noch’”

Gogol’
Mertvye dushi, Revizor, Mirgorod & Peterburgskie povesti, Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki,
selections from Vybrannye mesta iz perepiski s druz’yami

Robert A. Maguire, ed., Gogol’ from the 20th Century: Eleven Essays (Princeton, 1974)
_____., Exploring Gogol (Stanford, 1994)
Vladimir Nabokov, Gogol’ (New Directions, 1959)
Vasilii Gippius, Gogol’ (Duke, 1989 (translation))
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Goncharov
Oblomov, Obyknovennaya istoriya

Milton Ehre, Oblomov and His Creator: The Life and Art of Ivan Goncharov (Princeton, 1973)
Galya Diment, ed., A Critical Companion to Goncharov’s Oblomov (Northwestern, 1998)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Griboedov
Gore ot uma

Herzen
Byloe i dumy

Lermontov
Prose: Geroi nashego vremeni
Verse: Demon, Mtsyri, Maskarad, “Vykhozhu odin ya na dorogu,” “Smert’ poeta,” “I skuchno i grustno�,” “Rodina,” “Duma,” “Zaveshchanie,” “Pesnya pro kuptsa Kalashnikova,” “Ya zhit’ khochu! Khochu pechali,” “Net, ya ne Bairon, ya drugoi,” “Son”

Boris Eikhenbaum, Lermontov (1967)
Dmitrii Maksimov, Poeziya Lermontova (Moscow, 1964)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Leskov
Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda, Ocharovannyi strannik, Zapechatlennyi angel, Levsha

Ostrovsky
Les, Groza

Pushkin
Prose: Povesti Belkina, Pikovaya dama, Kapitanskaya dochka, Istoriya sela Goryukhina
Verse: Mednyi vsadnik, Evgenii Onegin, Ruslan i Lyudmila, Kavkazskii plennik, Tsygany, Malen’kie tragedii. “K Chaadaevu,” “Vol’nost’,” “Poet i tolpa,” “Anchar,” “Ya pomnyu chudnoe mgnovenie,” “Prorok,” “Zima. Chto delat’ nam v derevne?,” “Zimnee utro,” “Pora moi drug, pora,” “Ne dai mne Bog soiti s uma,” “Ya vas lyubil,” “Dlya beregov otchiznyi dal’noi,” “Kogda za gorodom, zadumchiv, ya brozhu,” “Ya pamyatnik sebe vozdvig,” “Brozhu li ya vdol’ ulits shumnykh”

John Bayley, Pushkin: A Comparative Commentary (Cambridge, 1971)
David Bethea, Pushkin Today (Indiana, 1993)
G. A. Gukovsky, Pushkin i russkie romantiki (Moscow, 1965)
Yurii Lotman, Pushkin: Biografiya pisatelya (St. Petersburg, 1995)
T. J. Binyon, Pushkin: A Biography (Knopf, 2003)
Sinyavskii/Terts, Progulki s Pushkinym (London, 1975)
Todd, Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin: Ideology, Institutions, and Narrative (Cambridge, MA, 1986)
Tatiana Woolf, ed., Pushkin on Literature (London, 1971)
D. J. Richards & Roger Cockerell, Russian Views of Pushkin (Oxford, 1976)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Saltykov-Shchedrin
Gospoda Golovlevyi, Istoriya odnogo goroda

Tolstoy
Anna Karenina, Voina i mir, Detstvo, Smert’ Ivana Ilicha, Kreitserova sonata, Chto takoe iskusstvo?, Khozyain i rabotnik, Vlast’ t’my, Kazaki, Hadji Murat, Sevastopolskie Rasskazy

Gary Saul Morson, Hidden in Plain View: Narrative and Creative Potentials in ‘War and Peace’ (Stanford, 1987)
Hugh McLean, ed., In the Shade of a Giant: Essays on Tolstoy (Berkeley, 1989)
Richard Gustafson, Leo Tolstoy, Resident Stranger: A Study in Fiction and Theology (Princeton, 1986)
Amy Mandelker, Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, the Woman Question, and the Victorian Novel (OSU, 1993)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Turgenev
Ottsy i deti, Dvoryanskoe gnezdo, Zapiski okhotnika, Mesyats v derevne, Pervaya lyubov’

Jane T. Costlow, Worlds within Worlds: The Novels of Ivan Turgenevi (Princeton, 1990)
M. P. Alekseev, ed., Turgenev i ego sovremenniki (Leningrad, 1977)
Donna Tussing Orwin, Consequences of Consciousness: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy (Stanford, 2007)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Tyutchev
“Silentium” “Son na more” “Umom Rossiyu ne ponyat’,” “Kak okean ob”emlet shar zemnoi”

20th – 21st Centuries

Akhmatova
Rekviem, Poema bez geroya,”Szhala ruki pod temnoi vual’yu,” “Zvenela muzyka v sadu,” “Molitva,” “Vse raskhishcheno, predano, prodano,” “Muze,” “Smuglyi otrok brodil po alleyam,” “Ya prishla k poetu v gosti..,” “Kogda v toske somoubiistva,” “Chem khuzhe etot vek predshestvuyushchikh?,” “Iva”
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Aksenov
Ozhog, Ostrov Krym

Akunin
Smert’ Akhilessa or Statskii sovetnik

Annensky
“Staraya usad’ba,” “Sredi mirov”

Babel’
Konarmiya, Odesskie rasskazy, Avtobiograficheskie rasskazy

Efraim Sicher, Style and Structure in the Prose of Isaak Babel’ (Columbus, 1986)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Bal’mont
“Ya vol’nyi veter, ya vechno veyu”

Bely
Peterburg, 5-6 poems
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Berberova
Kursiv moi, 5-6 émigré stories (from Cape of Storms, The Ladies from St. Petersburg, or Billancourt Tales

Bitov
Pushkinskii dom

Blok
Balaganchik, Dvenadtsat’, Stikhi o prekrasnoi dame,”Devushka pela v tserkovnom khore,” “Neznakomka,” “Rus’,” “Snezhnaya deva,” “Na pole Kulikovom,” “Rossiya,” “O doblestyakh, o podvigakh, o slave,” “Ravenna,” “Golos iz khora,” “V restorane,” “Fabrika,” “Noch’, fonar’, ulitsa, apteka,” ‘Ya khochu bezumno zhit’”

Brodsky
Essays from Less Than One and On Grief and Reason
5-6 poems

Bryusov
“Tsepi,” “Gryadushchie gunny”

Bulgakov
Master & Margarita, Sobach’e serdtse, Beg, Belaya gvardiya

Andrew Barratt, Between Two Worlds: A Critical Introduction to ‘The Master & Margarita’ (Oxford, 1987)
J.A.E. Curtis, Bulgakov’s Last Decade: The Writer as Hero (Cambridge, 1987)
Lesley Milne, Mikhail Bulgakov: A Critical Biography (Cambridge, 1990)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Bunin
Gospodin iz San Fransisko, Zhizn’ Arsen’eva, “Derevnya,” “Sukhodol”

Chekhov
Plays: Chaika, Dyadya Vanya, Tri sestry, Vishnevyi sad
Stories: “Step’,” “V ovrage,” “Chelovek v futlyare,” “Kryzhovnik,” “O lyubvi,” “Chernyi monakh,” “Palata no. 6,” “Dushechka,” “Skuchnaya istoriya,” “Dama s sobachkoi,” “Dom s mezoninom,” “Bab’e tsarstvo,” “Skripka Rotshil’da,” “Spat’ khochetsya,” “Arkhieri”

Donald Rayfield, Understanding Chekhov: A Critical Study of Chekhov’s Prose and Drama (Wisconsin, 1999)
A. P. Chudakov, Poetika Chekhova (Moscow, 1971)
Lee J. Williams, Anton Chekhov, the Iconoclast (Scranton, 1989)
John L. Styan, Chekhov in Performance: A Commentary on the Major Plays (New York, Cambridge, 1978)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Dovlatov
Chemodan, Zapovednik

Erofeev, Venedikt
Moskva-Petushki

Essenin
5-6 poems

Evtushenko
Babii yar

Erofeev, Viktor
Russkaya krasavitsa, Zhizn’ s idiotom

Gladkov or Kataev
Tsement or Vremya vpered

Katerina Clark, The Soviet Novel: History as Ritual (Indiana, 1981, 2001)

Gor’kii
Detstvo, Na dne, Mat’, Meshchane

Gumilev
“Moi chitateli,” ‘Ya i vy”

Kharms
Sluchai, Starukha

Khlebnikov
“Bobeobi pelis’ guby,” “Kogda umirayut koni”

Limonov
Eto ya, Edichka

Makanin
Stol, pokrytyi suknom & s grafinom, Kavkazkii plenniy, Antilider

Mandel’shtam
Notre Dame,” “Admiralteistvo,” “Bessonitsa. Gomer. Tugie parusa,” “Sumerki svobody,” “Tristia,” “Sestry, tyazhest’ i nezhnost’,” “Ya slovo pozabyl, chto ya khotel skazat’,” “Silentium (Ona eshche ne rodilas’),” “Rakovina,” Egipetskaya marka

Mayakovsky
Klop, Banya
Oblako v shtanakh, Pro eto,”Neokonchennoe,” “A vse taki,” “Noch’,” “Utro,” “Khoroshaya otnoshenie k loshadyam”

Nabokov
Mashen’ka, Dar, Priglashenie na kazn’, Zashchita Luzhina, Drugie berega

Brian Boyd, Nabokov: The Russian Years (Princeton, 1990)
Julian Connolly, ed., The Critical Companion to Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading (Northwestern, 1997)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Okudzhava
“Poslednii trolleibus,” “Pesen’ka o golubom sharike,” “Gruzinskaya pesnya,” “Ya pishu istoricheskii roman,” “Po smolenskoi doroge,” “Tri sestry,” “Arbat, moi Arbat”

Gerald Smith, Songs to Seven Strings: Russian Guitar Poetry and Soviet “Mass Song” (Indiana, 1984)

Olesha
Zavist’,”Vishnevaya kostochka”

Pasternak
Doktor Zhivago, Detstvo Liuvers or Okhrannaya gramota
5-6 poems
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Pelevin
Omon Ra, Generatsiya “P”

Petrushevskaya
Vremya: Noch’, Tri devushki v golubom, Svoi krug

Pil’nyak
Golyi god

Platonov
Chevengur, Kotlovan, Reka Potudan

Thomas Seifried, Andrei Platonov: Uncertainties of Spirit (Cambridge, 1992)
AND OTHER CRITICAL WORKS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER & COMMITTEE

Popov
Veselye Rusi

Prigov
Selections from Moskva & Moskvichi, Kniga o schast’e v stikhakh, Oboroten

Rasputin
Proshchanie s Materoi, Pozhar

Sedakova
“Kogda,” “Vetkhozavetnyi motiv,” “Dikii shipovnik,” “Starushki,” “Zhenskaya dolya – eto pryalka,” “Vstrecha,” “Zhenskaya figura,” “Stansy na smert’ kotenka”

Shalamov
Kolymskie rasskazy

Siniavsky/Terts
Sud idet, Chto takoe sotsialisticheskii realizm?

Slutsky
“Kak ubivali moyu babku,” “Vse slabeli, baby – ne slabeli,” “Kak delayut stikhi,” “Khozyain,” “Fiziki & liriki,” “Chistota stikha”

Sokolov
Shkola dlya durakov

Sologub
Mel’kii bes,”Ya bog tainstvennogo mira”

Sorokin
Ochered’, Delovoe Predlozhenie, Zasedania zavkoma, Led

Mark Lipovetsky, ed. by Eliot Borenstein, Postmodernist Russian Fiction: Dialogue with Chaos (M. E. Sharpe, 1996)

Solzhenitsyn
“Matrenin dvor,” Odin den’ Ivana Denisovicha, Rakovyi korpus or V kruge pervom, selections from Gulag arkhipelag

Tolstaya
Peters, Noch’, Reka Okkervil

Helena Goscilo, The Explosive World of Tatyana Tolstaya’s Fiction (M.E. Sharpe, 1996)

Trifonov
Dom na naberezhnoi

Tsvetaeva
Iskusstvo pri svete sovesti, Moi Pushkin
5-6 poems

Voinovich
Zhizn’ & neobychainye priklyucheniya soldata Ivana Chonkina v

Vysotsky
“Militseiskii protokol,” “Ya ne lyublyu,” “Lukomor’e bol’she net,” “Okhota na volkov,” “Koni priveredlivye,” “Mne sud’ba,” “Beg inokhodtsa,” “Maski”

Zamyatin
My, “Peshchera,” selected essays

Zoshchenko
“Banya,” “Nervnye lyudi,” “Kakie u menya byli professii,” “Koshka i lyudi,” “Akter,” “Monter,” “Kocherga,” Golubaya kniga

General Literary theory list (to be edited for individual use)

Introduction:
Adams and Leroy, Critical Theory Since Plato
_____. Critical Theory Since 1965
Erich Auerbach, Mimesis
Curtius, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages
Terry Eagleton, Literary Theory: An Introduction
_____. After Theory
Northrop Frye, The Anatomy of Criticism

Russian:
Mikhail Bakhtin, Epos i roman (o metodologii issledovaniya romana)
_____. Problemy poetiki Dostoevskogo (1963)
_____. Tvorchestvo Fransua Rable i narodnaya kul’tura srednevekov’ya i renessansa
_____. Voprosy literatury i estetiki
_____. The Dialogic Imagination (four essays in translation)
Boris Eikhenbaum,”Kak sdelana ‘Shinel’”
_____. “Teoriya ‘formal’nogo metoda’”
Ginsburg, O psikhologicheskoi proze
Yurii Lotman, Struktura khudozhestvennogo teksta
Vladimir Propp, Morfologiya skazki (1928)
Viktor Shklovsky, O teorii prozy (Moscow, 1925)
Yurii Tynyanov, Arkhaisty i novatory (Prague, 1929)

On Bakhtin:
Saul Morson and Caryl Emerson, Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics
Caryl Emerson, Critical Essays on Mikhail Bakhtin
Holquist, Dialogism: Bakhtin and his World.
Mandelker, Bakhtin in Contexts: Across the Disciplines

General:
Roland Barthes, Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative
_____. Death of the Author
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, ed. by Hannah Arendt (NY, 1988)
. includes: “The Storyteller,” “The Work of Art,” “Theses,” “Task of Translator,” “Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
Wayne Booth, Rhetoric of Fiction
Judith Butler: “Antigone’s Claim”
Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka: Toward a Theory of Minor Literature (1986)
Jacques Derrida, “Structure, Sign, and Play”
Michel Foucault, “What is an author”
_____. Power/Knowledge
_____. History of Sexuality
Martin Heidegger, essays from Poetry, Language, Thought
Fredric Jameson, The Prison-House of Language: A Critical Account of Structuralism and Russian Formalism (Princeton, 1975)
_____. The Political Unconscious
The Kristeva Reader, ed. by Toril Moi
Lukacs, Theory of the Novel
Morson: Narrative and Freedom
Nelson et al., Introduction to Cultural Studies
Edward Said, Orientalism
Gayatri Spivak, Outside the Teaching Machine