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 Michael  Marsh-Soloway
Michael Marsh-Soloway
Director, Global Studio
Selected Publications

“Asymmetrical Federalism and the Republic of Tatarstan: Models of Ethnic Relations in the Russian Federation, and the City of Kazan as a Microcosm of Successful Integration Policy,” Obrzovanshchina (May 2011), 16.

«Что возмутило американских студентов?» (“What outraged American students?”) Letter to Editor Pavel Nikolayevich Gusev of Московский комсомолец. Ed. Anna Sharogradskaya. Журналист, No. 2, February 2011, 74.

“When Country Poets Transition to City: Bucolic Nostalgia of Twentieth-Century Urban Movements in the Writings of Sergei Esenin and Langston Hughes.” Ed. Mikhail Sergeev, Symposion: A Journal of Russian Thought, 15 (2010), 65-79.

Synopsis: “Interactions along the Fault Lines of Civilizations: Investigating Literary Transitions and Legacies in Russian Accounts of the Caucasian Conquest.” Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal, Vol. 5, (2009), 18-25.

Translation: “Drown Me, or Be Damned!” A translation of a short Russian story by Valentin Pikul with consent from Veche Publishing in Moscow. Ed. Yuri Urbanovich. Inkstone, Issue 24 (2015): 16-22.

Translations: Contributor to Contemporary Russian Literature at the University of Virginia

  • “Poetry and Poetics” («Поэзия и поэтика»), translation of the speech by Viktor Sosnora at the 2011 poet laureate ceremony. 24 April 2014.
  • "The Early Poetry of Vladimir Nabokov Remembered Today.” 21 March 2012
  • “The Latest Novel by Dmitrii Bykov.” Co-translated with Kristina Uvarova. 16 April 2010.

“Unseen Beauty, Shadows of Liminal Space, and the Caustic Passions of Exile: The Life and Writings of M. Yu. Lermontov.” Critical Insights: Russia’s Golden Age. Ed. Rachel Stauffer. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2014, 87-109.

Dissertation companion website: The Mathematical Genius of F.M. Dostoevsky: Imaginary Numbers, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and Infinity. 15 May 2016.


Review of Dostoevsky Beyond Dostoevsky: Science, Religion, Philosophy, Ed. Svetlana Evdokimova and Vladimir Golstein, Ars Rossica, 2016. Russian Review, Vol. 76, No. 3 (Forthcoming edition in July of 2017).

Review of Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Paradox, and Pain in Computing. Ed. Olga Goriunova, Bloomsbury, 2014. Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, No.13 (2015): 187-189.

Ph.D., University of Virginia
Slavic Languages and Literatures
M.A., University of Virginia
Slavic Languages and Literatures
B.A., Northwestern University
History and Slavic Studies
Contact Information
225 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 287-6838
(804) 287-6446 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Technology-enhanced learning
Russian literature and culture
Intellectual history in the sciences