Mark Lipovetsky

Professor
Columbia University
Participates in 1 Session

RESEACH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:

Russian literature of 20th-21st centuries; underground literature and culture of the 1950s-80s, Russian postmodernism; post-Soviet culture.

EDUCATION:

1996 Doctor of Philology (Doktor filologicheskikh nauk) in History of Russian Literature and Theory of Literature. Dissertation: Russian Postmodernist Fiction, Ural State Pedagogical University.

1992 Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Moscow State University.

1989 Ph.D. (Kandidat filologicheskikh nauk) in History of Russian Literature.  Ural State University.        Dissertation:  Poetics of Russian Literary Wondertale (1920s-1980s).

1986 B.A./M.A. in Russian Philology.  School of Philology, Ural State University.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

July 2019 – Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University.

2012 – 2019, Professor of Russian Studies, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Colorado-Boulder.

2015- 2018, Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Colorado-Boulder.

2003- 2012, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; Joint Faculty Member, Comparative Literature Program, University of Colorado-Boulder.

1999 - 2003, Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures University of Colorado-Boulder.

1996-99, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Illinois Wesleyan University.

1994-95, Visiting Fulbright Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Pittsburgh University.

1992-96, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Russian Literature, Ural State Pedagogical University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

1989-92, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of the Arts, Ekaterinburg Theater Institute (Russia).

1986-89, Instructor, Russian Language and Literature Department, Ekaterinburg Professional Pedagogical College.

HONORS and AWARDS:

2019 – Andrey Bely Prize for the Contribution to Russian Literature

2019 – Honorable Mention by the MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures for A History of Russian Literature.

2019-21 Past-President of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. Head of the awards committee.

2017-19 - President of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.

2015-17 President-Elect of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.

2015 – Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

BOOKS:

  1. A History of Russian Literature, by Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Stephanie Sandler, and Irina Reyfman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 939 pp.
  2. Postmodern Crises: From Lolita to Pussy Riot. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2017. 263 pp.
  3. Charms of Cynical Reason: The Transformations of the Trickster Trope in Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2011. 296 pp.
  4. Performing Violence: Literary and Theatrical Experiments of New Russian Drama. Co-authored with Birgit Beumers. Bristol, Chicago: Intellect, 2009. 315 pp.  Russian version: Перформансы насилия: Литературные и театральные экспериментыновой драмы.” Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2012, 372 pp.
  5. Паралогии: Трансформации (пост)модернистского дискурса в русской культуре 1920-х—2000-х годов [Paralogies:  Transformations of the (Post)Modernist Discourse in Russian Culture of the 1920s-2000s]. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2008, 840 pp.
  6.  Русская литература ХХ века: 1950-е—1990-е годы [Twentieth-Century Russian Literature: 1950s-1990s]. In 2 volumes. Moscow: Academia, 2001, 6 reprint editions. Co-authored with Naum Leiderman.
  7. Russian Postmodernist Fiction: Dialogue with Chaos.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Inc., 1999. 331 pp.
  8.  Русский постмодернизм: Очерки исторической поэтики [Russian Postmodernism: Essays on Historical Poetics].  Ekaterinburg: Ural State University Press, 1997. 317 pp.
  9. Поэтика литературной сказки: На материале советской литературы 1920-х—80-х годов [Poetics of the Literary Wondertale: On the Material of Russian Literature, 1920s -1980s]. Ekaterinburg: Ural State University Press, 1992. 184 pp. 
  10.  Свободы черная работа: Статьи о современной литературе [Hard Work of Freedom: Essays on Contemporary Russian Literature]. Sverdlovsk: Sredne-Ural'skoe knizhnoe izdatel'stvo, 1991. 270 pp.

 

Edited and co-edited:

  1.  Vladimir Sharov: The Other Side of History [Владимир Шаров: По ту сторону истории]. Ed. by Mark Lipovetsky and Anastassia de La Fortelle. Moscow: NLO, 2020.
  2. Homo Scriptor: A Festschrift for Mikhail Epstein’s 70th birthday.  Ed. by Mark Lipovetsky. Moscow: NLO, 2020.
  3. 21: Short Prose from the Odd Century. Ed. By Mark Lipovetsky. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019.
  4. Д.А.Пригов. Мысли: Избранные статьи, манифесты, интервью [Dmitrii A. Prigov, Thoughts: Selected articles, manifestos, interviews], ed., compiled, and with an introduction by Mark Lipovetsky and Ilya Kukulin. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2019.
  5. Д.А.Пригов. Места: Свое/чужое [Dmitrii A. Prigov, Sites: Native/Foreign], compiled by Zhanna Galieva and Mark Lipovetsky, ed. and with an introduction by Mark Lipovetsky. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2019.
  6. Russian Poetry in the 2000s-2010s, a special issue of Russian Studies in Literature, vol. 54, issues 1-3 (2018). Edited and with an introduction by Mark Lipovetsky.
  7.  «Это просто буквы на бумаге…» Владимир Сорокин: После литературы [‘These are merely letters on paper…' Vladimir Sorokin: After Literature]. Ed. by Evgeny Dobrenko, Ilya Kalinin, and Mark Lipovetsky. Moscow: NLO, 2018.
  8. «Постмодернизм в эпоху «правых поворотов» и популизма» [Postmodernism in the Epoch of “Right Turns” and Populism]: a cluster of articles (by Kevin Platt, Ellen Rutten, Maria Engstrom, and Jonathan Platt], Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie 151 (3:2018): 223-82.
  9. Russia – Culture of (Non) Conformity: From the Late Soviet Time to the Present, a special issue ed. by Klavdia Smola and Mark Lipovetsky, Russian Literature, Volumes 96–98 (February–May 2018).
  10. Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous.  Ed. by Beth Holmgren, Yana Hashamova, and Mark Lipovetsky. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
  11. “The Prigov Concept” [a cluster of articles], ed. by Mark Lipovetsky and Nariman Skakov, The Russian Review 75:2 (April 2016): 183-263.
  12. Russian Literature since 1991. Ed. and with an introduction by Evgeny Dobrenko and Mark Lipovetsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  13. Late Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature: A Reader. The Thaw and Stagnation. Ed. by Mark Lipovetsky and Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya. Boston: Academic Studies Press; Vol. 2, 2015.
  14. Late Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature: A Reader. Post-Soviet Literature. Ed. by Mark Lipovetsky and Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya. Boston: Academic Studies Press; Vol. 1, 2014.
  15. Русская литература ХХ века: 1930-епервая половина 1950-х. [Russian Literature of the 20th Century: From the 1930s to the first half of the 1950s]. Ed. by Naum Leiderman, Mark Lipovetsky, and Maria Litovskaya. In 2 volumes. Moscow: Academia, 2014.
  16. “Владимир Сорокин: Преодоление словесности” [Vladimir Sorokin: Overcoming the verbal art]. A cluster of articles. Ed. and introduced by Mark Lipovetsky, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie 119 (1: 2013): 175-226; and 120 (2: 2013): 225-69.
  17. Дмитрий Пригов, Монады: как-бы-искренность  [Monades: As-If-Sincerity]: Collected works, Vol. 1. Ed., compiled and with an introduction by Mark Lipovetsky. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2012.
  18. 50 Writers: An Anthology of the Twentieth-Century Russian Short Story. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2011. Ed. with an introduction by Valentina Brougher and Mark Lipovetsky, translated by Valentina Brougher and Frank Miller.
  19. Русская литература ХХ-XXI веков: Направления и течения [Russian Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries: Directions and Trends]. Dedicated to the memory of Naum Lazarevich Leiderman.  Ed. by Nina Barkovskaya and Mark Lipovetsky. Ekaterinburg: Ural State Pedagogical University Press, 2011.
  20. “The Desire for the Real: Documentary Trends in Contemporary Russian Literature,” A special issue of The Russian Review, 69:4 (Oct. 2010): 559-688. Ed. by Birgit Beumers and Mark Lipovetsky.
  21. Неканонический классик: Дмитрий Александрович Пригов (1940-2007) [A Non-Canonical Classic: Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Prigov (1940-2007)]. Ed. by Evgeny Dobrenko, Ilya Kukulin, Mark Lipovetsky, and Maria Maiofis. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2010, 784 pp.
  22.  Веселые человечки: Культурные герои советского детства [Merry Little Characters: The Culture Heroes of the Soviet Childhood].  Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2008. 530 pp. Ed. by Ilya Kukulin, Mark Lipovetsky, and Maria Maiofis.
  23. The Imprints of Terror: Rhetorics of Violence and Violence of Rhetoric in Modern Russian Culture. Wiener Slawistischer Almanach – Sonderband 64, Wien-Munich, 2006. Ed. by Anna Brodsky, Mark Lipovetsky, and Sven Spieker.
  24. Politicizing Magic: Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales.  Evanston:  Northwestern University Press, 2005. Ed. by Marina Balina, Helena Goscilo, and Mark Lipovetsky.
  25. “Innovation through Iteration: Russian Popular Culture Today.” A Special Forum Issue of Slavic and East European Journal. 48:3 (Fall 2004): 356-483. Ed. by Elena Baraban, Eliot Borenstein, and Mark Lipovetsky.
  26. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 285: Russian Writers since 1980.  Detroit: Gale Group, 2003. Ed. by Marina Balina and Mark Lipovetsky.

In translation:

  1. Paralogie: Trasformazioni Del Discorso (Post)Modernista Nella Cultura Russa Dagli Anni Venti Agli Anni Duemila.  Transl. to Italian by Manuel Ghilarducci. Rome: Aracne, 2014.
  2. Paralogie: Transformacje dyskursu (post)modernistycznego v kulturze rosyjskiej lat 1920-2000. Translated to Polish by Peter Fast and Katarzyna Syska. Katowice: Stowarzyszenie Inicjatyw Wydawniczych, 2018.

Sessions in which Mark Lipovetsky participates

Saturday 7 August, 2021

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Stephen Norris
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Havighurst Center for Ru...
Mark Lipovetsky
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Columbia University
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Canadian Association of ...
Professor of Russian, Un...
Elena Baraban
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University of Manitoba
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