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Revolutionary Enthusiasm
Zoshchenko
Platonov
Intellectual History
History of Emotions

Jason Cieply

Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures

PhD Candidate, Stanford University, 2009-Present:

Dissertation:

Voices of Enthusiasm: the Mobilization of Revolutionary Emotion in Soviet Literature and Culture, 1917-1935. Stanford University, 2012-Present.

 

B.A. Kenyon College, 2004-2008

BA thesis in Russian literature:

Sopostavlenie obrazov intelligenta i prostitutki v russkom literaturnom topose prostitutsii devatnadtsatogo veka: Dostoevskii i Chekhov (The Juxtaposition of the Images of the Intelligent and the Prostitute in Russian Literary Topos of the Nineteenth Century: Dostoevsky and Chekhov)

BA thesis in English:

Nabokov and literary migration

Academic articles:

“The Silent Side of Polyphony: On the Disappearances of ‘Silentium!’ from the Drafts of Dostoevskii and Bakhtin”

Revised, resubmitted, and under review at Slavic Review, 2014

 

Translations

Nariman Skakov, “Ekphrastic Metaphysics of Dzhan,” Ulbandus: The Slavic Review of Columbia University 14 (2012): 76-92.

Mikhail Gasparov, “Briusov and Literalism,” Russian Writers on Translation: An Anthology, ed. Brian James Baer and Natalia Olshanskaya (Manchester: St. Jerome, 2013): 132-134.

Samuel Marshak, “Robert Burns Turns 200,” Russian Writers on Translation: An Anthology, ed. Brian James Baer and Natalia Olshanskaya (Manchester: St. Jerome, 2013): 92-93.

Samuel Marshak, “The Poetry of Translation,” Russian Writers on Translation: An Anthology, ed. Brian James Baer and Natalia Olshanskaya (Manchester: St. Jerome, 2013): 93-95.

Valerii Briusov, “A Few Reflections on Translating Horace’s Odes into Russian Verse,” Russian Writers on Translation: An Anthology, ed. Brian James Baer and Natalia Olshanskaya (Manchester: St. Jerome, 2013): 69-71.

Valerii Briusov, “On the Translation of Virgil’s Aeneid,” Russian Writers on Translation: An Anthology, ed. Brian James Baer and Natalia Olshanskaya (Manchester: St. Jerome, 2013): 71-73.

 

Conference papers:

Lay Psychotechnics and the Sublimation of Soviet Emotion in Zoshchenko's Youth Restored, AATSEEL Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2015

Shake, Shimmy, and Shove: Zoshchenko, Vertov, and Platonov on 'Spiritual Simplicity' in the Soviet Reception of Jazz Dance, ASEEES Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, 2014

Staging the End of History: Mayakovsky and Kharm, Literary Theatricality: Theatrical Text, Princeton University, 2012.

Nabokov’s Monkish Maneuvers: Nabokov’s monkish maneuvers: Hagiographic topoi as a depoliticizing device in “The Life of Chernyshevsky,” California Slavic Colloquium, University of California San Diego, 2012

Silence about "Silentium!", California Slavic Colloquium, New Takes on Old Texts, University of Southern California, 2010

Nabokov and literary migration, Midwest Slavic Conference, Panel on Slavic Linguistics and Ideology, the Ohio State University, 2008.

 

Awards and Fellowships:

Fulbright Program Research Grant recipient, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013-2014

Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies Summer Travel Grant, Stanford University, 2014

Europe Center Advanced Graduate Student Fellowship, Stanford University, 2013-2014

Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies Summer Travel Grant, Stanford University, 2013

DLCL Fellowship & Research Stipend, Stanford University, 2009-2014

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Tomsk, Russia, 2008-2009

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, Tomsk, Russia, 2008

Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of Ohio, Kenyon College, 2008

Kenyon College Baccalaureate speaker, Humanities Division, 2008

MLL Russian Prize, Honors Day, Kenyon College, 2007, 2008

MLL Edward Harvey Prize, French Departmental Award, Honors Day, Kenyon College, 2008

First Place, American Council of Teachers of Russian's National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest, 2007, 2008

American Council of Teachers of Russian's Russian Laureate Award, 2008

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007

 

COURSES

SLAVIC 146 The Great Russian Novel: Theories of Time and Action (SLAVIC 346)

Connections of philosophy and science to literary form in War and Peace, Brothers Karamazov, Chekhov stories: alternative shapes of time, perception, significant action. Taught in English.