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Lyudmila Parts

Associate Professor, MA and PhD (Columbia)

Professor Parts' book The Chekhovian Intertext: Dialogue with a Classic” (Ohio State UP, 2008) explores the intersection of intertextuality, cultural memory, and cultural myth. Her edited volume The Twentieth Century Russian Short Story: A Critical Companion (Academic Studies Press, 2009) assembles some of the most representative articles on the best of Russian short stories. Research and teaching interests include 19th century literature, Chekhov, post-Soviet literature, genre theory, and cultural representations of nationalism. She has published articles on Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Tolstaya, Petrushevskaya, P'etsukh, Pelevin, and, more recently, on the provincial myth and national identity. She is currently working on a book on Russian symbolic geography and the provincial topos in contemporary Russian culture.


“That wheel could get it as far as Moscow?” the Provincial Myth on the Path to National Identity” // “Доедет то колесо, если б случилось, в Москву?’: провинциальный миф на пути к национальному самоопределению.” Александр Эткинд, Дирк Уффельман и Илья Кукулин, ред. Там Внутри. Практики внутренней колонизации в культурной истории России. Москва: Новое Литературное Обозрение, 2012: 731-759.

“Moscow as the Occidental City.” Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie. 68, no. 1 (2011): 197-214.

Book Review: The Prose of Life. Russian Women Writers from Khrushchev to Putin. By Benjamin M. Sutcliffe. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. In Slavic Review, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2010): 488.

Book Review: Dostoevsky: On the Threshold of Other Worlds. Essays in Honor of Malcolm V. Jones. Edited by Sarah Young and Lesley Milne. Ilkeston, Derbyshire: Bramcote Press, 2006. In Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 44, no, 1-2 (spring-summer 2010): 385-86.

"‘В овраге’ (In the Ravine): Čechov’s Conscience vs. Dostoevskij’s Faith.” Russian Literature. LXVIII - III/IV (Oct. – Nov. 2010): 369-387.

The Twentieth Century Russian Short Story: A Critical Companion. Edited and Introduction by Lyudmila Parts. Academic Studies Press, 2009.

“A Principal Christian Emotion: Pity in Crime and Punishment.” Dostoevsky Studies, Special Issue Forum: Dostoevsky and Christianity 13 (2009): 61-76.

The Chekhovian Intertext: Dialogue with a Classic. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2008.

“Vyacheslav P’etsukh.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Eds Karen Evans-Romaine, Helena Goscilo, and Tatiana Smorodinskaya. Rutledge Press, 2007.

“Polyphonic Plot Structure of Dostoevsky’s The Eternal Husband.” SEEJ 50.4 (2006): 607-620.

“Down the Intertextual Lane: Petrushevskaya, Chekhov, Tolstoy.” Russian Review 64.1 (2005): 77-89.

“Degradation of the World or the Adventures of an Intelligent in Viktor Pelevin’s Generation P’.”Canadian Slavonic Papers XLVI. 3-4, (September-December 2004): 435-449.

"Pushkin and Company: from Myth to Text in Today's Russia." Russian Literature (Amsterdam). 52.4 (2002): 457-470.

"Chekhov, Literature and the Intelligentsia in Viacheslav P'etsukh's Stories." Slavic and East European Journal. 46.2 (2002): 301-317.