Polina Barskova, associate professor of Russian literature, received her B.A. from St. Petersburg State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her scholarly publications include articles on Nabokov, the Bakhtin brothers, early Soviet film, and the aestheticization of historical trauma.
She has also authored six books of poetry in Russian. Professor Barskova is currently working on a project entitled "Petersburg Beseiged: Culture of the Aesthetic Opposition."
Professor Barskova will be on sabbatical leave for the academic year 2013-2014.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0219: Poetry as Translation: Borders and Bridges (Spring 2013)
HACU-0178: Detection and the City (Spring 2013)
JTW-0178: WORKSHOP: Reading, Analyzing, and Recreating the Short-Story (The Case of Anton Chekhov) (January 2013)
HACU-0274: The Poet Always Envies the Painter: Power and Meaning of Ekphrasis (Fall 2012)