By Robert (Bob) Blaisdell, Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) Preface The first time I read Anna Karenina, I was eighteen and it took me a little less than three days. I mention that not as a matter
I have heard the song “Return to Innocence” by Enigma many times, and it expresses a soothing ideology. But just what does this mean and is it possible? In Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych, Ivan Ilych changes from
Tolstoy as a Modern Social Thinker Tolstoy’s ideas about the workings of society and state; his national and global interventions. Are they relevant today? 200-word abstract and 3-page CV by March 15; Edyta Bojanowska (email@example.com).
This essay was originally published in the 2018 AATSEEL newsletter. A beekeeper sits in front of “Petersburg hives” (invented in 1814 by Pyotr Prokopovich) in the background, and log hives in the foreground. (Makovsky’s At the Aviary, На пасенке, Александр
Muireann Maguire is a lecturer in Russian at the University of Exeter, UK. She writes the Russian Dinosaur blog where this post originally appeared. When, three years ago now, I was invited to review two new translations of Tolstoy’s great 1877 novel
McGill University students Emily Szpiro and Emma Makin wrote and performed the following skit parodying Tolstoy’s War and Peace for a Tolstoy course taught by Professor Anna Berman. Setting: 70s-style match game Tolstoy: Tonight, live from burning Moscow, we have a lovely bachelorette
Dear Colleagues, The Tolstoy Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed publication issued by the North American Tolstoy Society is accepting submissions for the 2018 issue beginning now and continuing until June 1, 2018. We welcome scholarly essays in the 7000-8000 word range about a variety of topics that advance the
Dear Colleagues, On August 11-15, 2018 the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana will be hosting XI International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. Problems of Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and World Literature,
Erica Drennan is a PhD Student in Russian Literature at Columbia University Upon arriving at Primary Stages’ production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, audience members were asked to choose a pin
Molly Godwin-Jones & Devin McFadden Molly Godwin-Jones & Devin McFadden are graduate students in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas How do you get a linguist and a 20th century specialist interested in Tolstoy?