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Director: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Program
Head of Section, Russian Literature
UCSD Hellman Fellow
Russian Literature (19th and 20th Century); Modern Yiddish Literature; Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; Transnational Jewish Literature; The Literatures of Ukraine.
Amelia Glaser received a BA from Oberlin College in Comparative Literature in1997, an MSt. from the University of Oxford in Yiddish in 2000, and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Stanford University in 2004. She held fellowships at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a lecturer in Jewish Studies and at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University before joining UCSD's Literature Department in 2006. Her research and teaching interests include Russian literature and film, transnational Jewish literature, the literatures of Ukraine, the literature of immigration to the US, the Russian critical tradition, and translation theory and practice.
Carolin Böttcher (graduate student in English Literature) Research interests: Anglo-Jewish literature, British Women Writers of the 19th century, Contemporary British Literature, Popular Culture
Kevin Hart (graduate student in Comparative Literature) Research interests: the 20th Century novel in the Russian, French, and American traditions, with an emphasis on narrative theory and translation; the aestheticization of violence in fiction.
Teresa Kuruc (graduate student in Comparative Literature) Research interests: Eastern European modernist movements, such as Russian Formalism and the Czech Devetsil, Slavic folklore and skaz, and memoirs of early 20th century Eastern Europe.
Yuliya Ladygina (Ph.D in Comparative Literature, 2013) Dissertation: "Narrating the Self in the Mass Age: Olha Kobylianska in the European Fin-de-Siècle and Its Aftermath, 1886-1936"
Margarita Levantovskaia (Ph.D in Comparative Literature, 2013) Dissertation: "Rootless Cosmopolitans: Literature of the Soviet-Jewish Diaspora"
Sarika Talve-Goodman (graduate student in Cultural Studies) Research interests: trauma and disability studies through Jewish cultural studies; transnational modern Jewish culture. Dissertation in progress: "Hysterical Loss: The Poetics of Illness in Modern Jewish Culture"
In press: Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising. Ed. by AG. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015.
Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2012.
Proletpen: America’s Rebel Yiddish Poets. AG and David Weintraub, Ed., Trans. from the Yiddish and annotated by AG. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2005. Paperback, 2012. [MLA Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize for Translation in Yiddish Studies and CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Titles]
"The Idea of Yiddish: Towards a Re-globalization of North American Jewish Culture," The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures, ed. Nadia Valmen and Laurence Roth (Routledge, 2014)
Between Nation and Class: Natalia Kobrynska’s Jewish Characters, Polin Volume 26, ed. Yohanan Petrovsky-Stern and Antony Polansky, November 2013
"My Scattered Souls: The Multiplicity of Being in Amelia Rosselli’s English Poetry," Universals & Contrasts, 1 (2012)
"Introduction: Russian-American Fiction Special Issue," Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ) Vol. 55, Issue 1 (2011): 15-18
"A Shout from Somewhere: The Early Work of Peretz Markish" in A Captive of the Dawn: The Life and Work of Peretz Markish (1895-1952), ed. Joseph Sherman, Gennady Estraikh, Jordan Finkin, and David Shneer, Oxford: Legenda Studies in Yiddish Vol. 9, 2011: 50-65
"Russian-Jewish Assimilation and the Poetics of Apostasy" in Modern Jewish Literatures: Intersections and Boundaries, ed. Sheila Jelen, Michael P. Kramer and L. Scott Lerner, Philadelphia: U. Penn Press, 2011: 66-82
"A Little World in Transition: Jewish Culture and the Russian Revolution," Shofar Vol. 29, N. 1 (Fall 2010): 137-144
"From Polylingual to Postvernacular: Imagining Yiddish in the Twenty-first Century," Jewish Social Studies (December 2008): 150-164
"Sunday Morning in Balta: Reading the May Laws as a Redemption Narrative," East European Jewish Studies (December 2007): 299-317
"The End of the Bazaar: Revolutionary Eschatology in the Works of Isaac Babel' and Peretz Markish,"" in Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe (2005): 5-32
"Family Sayings, Part II"" by Natalia Ginzburg (trans. From the Italian and introduced by AG), in Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Culture (December 2005): 49-66
"Rashel Mironovna Khin i begstvo ot 'Torgovki,'" Gendernye Issledovanie (2003): 1-7
Selected short, online essays for a general readership
Literature and theater reviews in Open Letters Monthly
Theatre of war: new-found patriotism meets old-school propaganda in a Russian opera about Crimea (The Calvert Journal, September 2014)
Putin's Phantom Pogroms (The New York Times, March 2014)
Editorials on contemporary Ukraine in Tablet Magazine, February 2014
Editorial in Tablet, translated into Russian for Urokii Istorii XX Vek, March 2014.
"Looking beyond campus protests" (UT San Diego, May 2013)
"In Baba Yaga's Hut" (The Times Literary Supplement, May 2013)
"Sholem Aleichem, Gogol Show Two Views of Shtetl Jews" (Jewish Journal, March 2009)
Messages in a Bottle" (Jewish Quarterly, September 2008)