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Tatyana Gershkovich

Carnegie Mellon University

Tatyana Gershkovich is William S. Dietrich Associate Professor of Russian Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work investigates the relationship between literary forms and reading practices: how forms condition how we read, how changing reading practices provoke new formal strategies, and the epistemic consequences of these dynamics. Gershkovich considers these questions in the context of the Russophone literary tradition of the Imperial and early Soviet period, using methodologies that range from formal literary analysis to intellectual history to computational literary analysis.

She is the author of Art in Doubt: Tolstoy, Nabokov, and the Problem of Other Minds
(Northwestern UP, 2022), as well as essays published in PMLA, the Slavic and Eastern European Journal, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and the Paris Review, and other publications. Her scholarship has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Academy in Berlin, and the International Vladimir Nabokov Society.

View Articles:

Infecting, Simulating, Judging: Tolstoy’s Search for an Aesthetic Standard

Suspicion on Trial: Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata and Nabokov’s “Pozdnyshev’s Address”

Self-Translation and The Formation of Nabokov's Aesthetics From Kamera Obskura To Laughter In The Dark