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Harold Klassel Schefski

Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1976

Harold Schefski led his ninth student trip to Russia in August 2008 (see photos below); the group spent three weeks in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Volgograd. He is presently a Professor of Russian at California State University, Long Beach.

 

 

Dissertation: 
“Boris M. Eikhenbaum: The Evaluation of his Critical Method and his Contribution to Russian Literary Criticism”
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
1990-Present Professor of Russian, California State University, Long Beach
 
Associate Professor of Russian, California State University, Long Beach
 
Associate Professor of Russian, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
 
Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
 
1976-l977, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
 
Nikolai Leskov, The Jews in Russia (Annotated Translation with Introductory Article, 180 pp. Kingston Press, Princeton, N.J., 1986).
 
Articles Republished as Book Chapters:
 
“The Parable of the Prodigal Son and Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons” published as a chapter in Harold Bloom’s Ivan Turgenev Modern Critical Views (Chelsea publications, 2003, pp. 85-94)
 
“Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind and War and Peace” published as a chapter in Richard Harwell’s Book: Gone with the Wind as Book and Film (Univ. of South Carolina Press, l983, pp. 229-243). 2nd Edition published as paperback in l992. Exhibited at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum in Atlanta, GA
 
Accepted for Publication:
 
“Missed Communications: Children and Adolescents in the Short Stories of Yuri Nagibin (l920-94) (Slavica Slovaca, Bratislava, Slovak Republic).
 
Selected Publications:
 
"Kliuch as a 'Key' Root to Productive Word Formation in Russian Language" (Journal of English and Foreign Languages, No. 36, April, 2008, pp. 49-54).
 
“Leo Tolstoy and the Russian Autocrats: From Confrontation to Condemnation” (Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, vol. 16, 1-2, 2002, pp. 105-23).
 
“Productive Word Building with the Russian Root ‘obraz’ in Every day, Technical and Religious Contexts” (Canadian Slavonic Papers, Fall, 2002, pp. 279-284).
 
“Tolstoy’s Vindication of General Kutuzov as Subtext in War and Peace,” (RussianHistory/Histoire Russe, 22, No. l, Spring, l995, pp. 79-90).
 
“The Use of the Adjective ‘Polnyj’ with the Genitive and Instrumental Cases” (RussianLanguage Journal, XLVIII, Nos. 159-161, l994, pp. 3-7).
 
“The Diplomatic Service of Presidents John Quincy Adams and James Buchanan in Nineteenth-Century Russia” (Slavonica No. l, l993, pp. 1-10).
 
“Multiple Functions of the Human Eye in the Works of M. Lermontov” (Rusistika, No. 6, December, l992, pp. 25-30).
 
“Tolstoy and Jealousy” (Irish Slavonic Studies, 10, 1989-91, pp. 17-30).