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Victoria Juharyan

University of California, Davis

Victoria Juharyan is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Russian and German at UC Davis. She was formerly a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, a visiting assistant professor of Russian and a graduate school instructor at Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College. Victoria completed her PhD in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University in 2018. She also holds an MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and a BA in Literary Editing from St. Petersburg State University in Russia. Her research interests include the relationship between philosophy and literature, German Idealism and Russian Realism, nineteenth-century Russian literature, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, aesthetics, philosophy of emotion and cognition in literature, the theory of the novel, Bakhtin, Russian theater, poetry, and translation. In addition to completing a manuscript on Tolstoy’s philosophy of love titled The Cognitive Value of Love in Tolstoy: A Study in Aesthetics, Victoria is working on two other long term projects: one on Hegel’s influence on Russian literature, and the other on the eighteenth-century Ukrainian philosopher Hryhorii Skovoroda. Victoria is also the co-editor of Tolstoy Studies Journal and she serves on the Program Committee for Pre-1900 Russian Literature at AATSEEL. 

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Hegel’s Philosophy of History as the Unifying Thread of Goncharov’s Trilogy

Tolstoi's Own Master and Slave Dialectic: "Khoziain I Rabotnik" As A Rewriting of A Hegelian Narrative

Review of Porter's Economies of Feeling

Oblomov and Hegel: Circles of Time and Structure in Dialectical Progression

Socrates in Russia