Evgeny Dobrenko

Evgeny Dobrenko

I joined the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield in January 2007. Before this, I worked in the Soviet Union (Odessa State University, Moscow State University, the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow), in the USA (Duke University, Stanford University, Amherst College, University of California), and in the UK at the University of Nottingham.

I held a Stanford Humanities Centre Fellowship, a Karl Loewenstein Fellowship in Political Science and Jurisprudence at Amherst College, and a Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre Fellowship. I was a Fellow at the New York University International Centre for Advanced Studies and at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge.

I have also been a recipient of the Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, an AHRC Grant, and in 2012 I was awarded the Efim Etkind Prize for the best book about Russian Culture.

Research interests

My research interests lie in Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture, Socialist Realism, Soviet national literatures, Russian and Soviet film, critical theory and Soviet cultural history. I am the author, editor and co-editor of twenty books, and more than 250 articles and essays which have been translated into ten languages.

Key publications

  • Russian literature since 1991, Ed. with Mark Lipovetsky, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • A History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism: The Soviet Age and Beyond Ed. with Galin Tihanov, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2011

  • The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature, ed. with Marina Balina, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

  • Noncanonical Classic: Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov ed. with Ilya Kukulin, Mark Lipovetsky and Maria Mayofis, Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2010