Ilya Vinitsky

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Associate Professor
Chair of Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Contact Information
Office Address: 
746 Williams Hall
Phone: 
215-746-0173
Email Address: 
ivinitsk@sas.upenn.edu
Office Hours: 
TR 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and by appt.
Education: 

PhD habilitation, 2005.

Ph.D. in Russian Literature, Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1995

Diploma with honor in teaching Russian Language and Literature, Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1991

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Vinitsky's main fields of expertise are eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature, the history of madness, and nineteenth-century intellectual and spiritual history.

Selected Publications: 

Ghostly Paradoxes: Modern Spiritualism and Russian Culture in the Age Realism (University of Toronto Press, 2009).

A Cultural History of Russian Literature, together with Andrew Wachtel (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2009).

Interpreter’s House: Poetic Semantics and Historical Imagination of Vasily Zhukovsky (in Russian) (NLO, 2006)

Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture, co-edited with Angela Brintlinger (Toronto University Press, 2007)

Recent Courses: 

RUSS130 Russian Ghost Stories (freshman seminar)
RUSS541 Russian Awakenings: Western Mysticism and 19th-Century Russian Culture