Ronald Vroon



Professor and Chair
Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures
326A Humanities Building, Box 951502
Los Angeles, California 90095-1502
Tel. (310) 825-8724 (office) or (310) 825-3856 (dept.)
Fax.: (310) 206-5263

1965-1967: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; English and Philosophy
1967-1969: B.A., Russian and English, University of Michigan
1971: M.A in Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan
1973-1974: Fulbright/IREX Grant for dissertation research in USSR (Moscow)
1975-1977: Residence in Moscow as translator for Progress Publishers, Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate, Bulletin of USSR Copyright Agency; freelance interpreter for ABC News Division
1978: Ph.D. in Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan

1992-1998, 2002-2007, 2010-present: Chair, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA
2003 (Summer) Visiting Professor, University of Basel, Switzerland
2000 (Spring) Visiting Professor, Leiden University, the Netherlands
1990-present Professor, UCLA
1987-1990 Associate Professor, UCLA
1986 (Spring) Columbia University (Visiting Assoc. Prof.)
1985-1987 Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1978-84 Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Survey of Early 20th Century Russian Literature
Movements and Genres

  • Russian Futurism
  • Russian Symbolism
  • Russian Poetry (Poetic Sequences)
  • The New Peasant Writers (Kliuev, Klychkov, Esenin)
  • Early Russian Romanticism
  • Velimir Khlebnikov
  • Literature and Mentality: Pasternak, Platanov, and Klychkov
  • Archiaism in Russian Literature and Culture

Introduction to Russian Civilization
Introduction to the Russian Novel
Survey of 20th Century Russian literature
Senior Seminar on Pasternak and Sholokhov
Russian Literature and World Cinema
Eastern Christianity in Comparative Perspective
Survey of Russian Drama
Comparative Christianities

Stanislav Shvabrin, “Vladimir Nabokov as Translator: The Multilingual Works of the Russian Period” (2007)
Lim Soojung (Susanna), “East Asia in Russian Thought and Literature : 1830s-1920s” (2006)
Andrea Hacker, “Velimir Khlebnikov's Doski sud'by: Text, Discourse, Vision” (2002)
Anindita Banerjee, “The Origins of Russian Science Fiction” (2000)
Katya Hirvasaho, “A Stepchild of the Empire: Finland in Russian Colonial Discourse” (1997)
Karen McCauley, “Formalism and the Rise of Socialist Realism” (1995)
David MacFadyen “Joseph Brodsky and the Baroque” (1995)


  • Politics and poetic discourse in eighteenth-century Russian culture
  • A history of the poetic sequence (“poetic cycle”) in the Russian literary tradition.
  • Velimir Khlebnikov: a textological analysis of the late manuscripts
  • Russian religious philosophy; the role and impact of archaizing tendencies, in particular the Old Belief, in the twentieth century.
  • Solipsism in Russian modernism

2006-07              UCLA Center for Digital Humanities Research Grant ($12,000)
1987-present       Yearly grants of $1500 - $5000, UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Research
1999                   Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies
1996                   IREX Travel Grant
1995                   IREX Special Projects Grant
1994                   NEH Travel to Collections Grant
1993                   IREX Travel Grant
1987-88              Research Foundation Grant, University of Pennsylvania
1986-87              Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Grant (Moscow/Leningrad)
1986                   ACLS/USSR Academy of Sciences Research Exchange Grant (Moscow/Leningrad)
1984-85              Research Foundation Grant, University of Pennsylvania
1982-83              Dia Art Foundation Research Grant
l982                    University of Pennsylvania Summer Research Grant
1980-81              American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in Aid
1974-75              Rackham Dissertation Fellowship
1973-74              Fulbright-Hays Research Abroad Grant (USSR)
                          International Research and Exchanges Board Fellowship
1970-73              NDFL Fellowship (Title IV)
1969-70              Ford Foundation Fellowship

Editorial Board, Russkaja pochta (Belgrade), Rusistika (Korea), Slavic and East European Journal, Zeitschrift für Slawistik, Vestnik Obshchestva Velimira Xlebnikova, UCLA Slavic Studies, New Series

Please note: graphemes employing diacritical marks are replaced below by their equivalent in the Library of Congress (LC) transliteration system (c with hachek = ch; z with hachek = zh; s with hachek = sh); all Russian-language texts are also transcribed using the LC system.

Books (authored)

  1. A. P. Sumarokov. Ody torzhestvennye. Elegii liubovnye. Redaktsii i varianty. Stati'i. Kommentarii [A. P. Sumarokov. Panegyric Odes. Love Elegies. Redactions and Variants. Essays. Commentary]. Moscow: Izd. OGI, 2009.
  2. Velimir Xlebnikov's Krysa: A Commentary. Stanford: Stanford Slavic Studies, 1988.
  3. Velimir Xlebnikov's Shorter Poems: A Key to the Coinages. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Materials, 1983. 

Books (edited and co-edited)

  1. I vremia i mesto: Istoriko-filologicheskii sbornik k shestidesiatiletiiu Aleksandra L'vovicha Ospovata. [A Time and a Place: An Historico-Philological Collection in Honor of the Sixtieth Birthday of Aleksandr L'vovich Ospovat]. Moscow, 2008. 640 pp. With R. Leibov, A. Nemzer et al.
  2. Poetika, istoriia literatury, lingvistika: sbornik k 70-letiiu Viacheslava Vsevolodovicha Ivanova. / Essays in Poetics, Literary History and Linguistics. Presented to Viacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday. Ed. A. A. Visagin, R. Vroon, M. L. Gasparov et al. Moscow: Izd. OGI, 1999. 
  3. Velimir Khlebnikov. Collected Works, Vol. III. Tr. Paul Schmidt. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
  4. Readings in Russian Modernism: To Honor Vladimir Markov. UCLA Slavic Studies. New Series II. Ed. with John Malmstad. Moscow: Nauka, 1993.
  5. Velimir Khlebnikov. Collected Works, Vol. II. Tr. Paul Schmidt. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989.
  6. The Structure of the Literary Process. Ed. with P. Steiner and M. Cervenka. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1982.
  7. Jurij Lotman. The Structure of the Artistic Text. Translated (with G. Lenhoff), with preface and annotations. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Materials, 1977.  


  1. "Sad v russkom modernizme. K voprosu o mentalitete v novokrestianskoi poezii" ["The Garden in Russian Modernism: Notes on the Problem of Mentalité in the New Peasant Poetry"]. In Nikolai Kliuev: obraz mira i sud'ba. Ed. V. A Domanskii. Tomsk, 2010. 21-47. Authorized translation of No. 35 below.
  2. 'V nemnitse rechi taitsia veche': zametki na poliakh stikhotvoreniia Velimira Khlebnikova 'Nem' lukaet lukom nemnym...'"["'V nemnitse rechi taitsia veche': Notes on the Margins of Velimir Khlebnikov's Poem, 'Nem' lukaet lukom nemnym...'"]. In Poetika i estetika slova: Sbornik nauchnykh statej pamiati Viktora Petrovicha Grigor'eva. Ed. Z. Iu. Petrova, N. A. Fateeva, and L.L. Shestakova. Moscow, 2010. 52-66.
  3. "Topos i mental'nost': k sravnitel'nomu analizu kosmicheskikh obrazov v poezii novokrest'ianskix poetov" ["Topos and Mentality: Toward a Comparative Analysis of Cosmic Images in the Poetry of the New Peasant Poets"]. In Me;dunarodnye nauchno-literaturnye chteniia. Zhizn' i tvorchestvo sergeia Antonovicha Klychkova. Moscow, 2009. 10-12.
  4. "Joseph Brodsky’s ‘The Hawk’s Cry in Autumn’ and Its Anglo-American Antececdents: Some Addenda.” In Between Texts, Languages, and Cultures: A Festschrift for Michael Henry Heim. Ed. C. Cravens, M. Fidler and S. Kresin. Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica, 2009. 309-315.
  5. "'Ves' v potu': Zametki o tekstologii "Grossbukha" Velimira Khlebnikova" ["'All in a sweat': Notes on the Textology of Velimir Khlebnikov's Grossbuch']. In Proceeding of the International Khlbnikov Conference, University of Lyon, October, 2006. 3-23.
  6. "'Kuznechik' Velimira Khlebnikova: iskusstvo slovesnoj dvusmyslennosti" ["Velimir Khlebnikov’s 'Kuznechik' and the Art of Verbal Duplicity"]. In Interpretatsiia i avangard: mezhvuzovskii sbornik nauchnykh trudov. Ed. I.E. Loshchilov. Novosibirsk, 2008. 11-25. (Authorized translation of #19 above).
  7. "Proobrazy Zangezi: zametki k teme" ["Zangezi’s Prototypes: Some Observations"]. In Tvorchestva Velimira Khlebnikova i russkaja literatura XX veka. Astrakhan: Astrakhanskii gos. universitet, 2008. 64-68.
  8. "'Ekaterina plachet iavno… ': k predystorii perevorota 1762 goda" ["'Catherine openly sheds tears…': On the Prehistory of the 1762 Coup-d'état"]. In I vremia i mesto: Istoriko-filologicheskii sbornik k shestidesiatiletiiu Aleksandra L'vovicha Ospovata. Moscow, 2008. 40-55.
  9. "9 June 1762: The Tears of an Empress; Or, The toast that Toppled an Emperor." Days from the Reigns of Eighteenth-Century Russian Rulers. Proceedings of a Workshop Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Lindsay Hughes. 2 vols. Study Group on Eighteenth Century Russia Newsletter. Ed. Anthony Cross. Part II. 2007. 121-133.
  10. "Canon and Culture: Notes on the History and Composition of Mandel'štam's "Admiraltejstvo." In Russian Literature and the West: A Tribute for David M. Bethea. 2 vols. Ed. A. Dolinin, L. Fleishman, and Leonid Livak. Stanford Slavic Studies, 36. Stanford: Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures, 2008. II: 14-26.
  11. "K istorii 'Malykh nebes azbuki" ['On the History of 'The Lesser Heavens of the Alphabet]. In "Doski sud'by": tekstologiia, poetika, estetika. Moscow: Izd. "Tri kvadrata," 2008. 79-93.
  12. "Eshche raz o poniati 'Liricheskii tsikl" ["The Concept of the Lyric Sequence Revisited"]. In Iskusstvo poetiki. Iskusstvo poezii. K 70-letiiu I. V. Fomenko. Tver': Tverskoi gos. universitet, 2007. 5-38.
  13. "Pasternak's Ontology of the Word." In The Real Life of Pierre Delalande:.Studies in Russian and Comparative Literature to Honor Alexander Dolinin. Stanford: Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures, 2007. 276-292.
  14. "Introduction to the 2006 Edition." In Vladimir Markov. Russian Futurism: A History (Washington: New Academia Publishing, 2006). xiii-xix.
  15. "V. K. Trediakovskij. Ody Božhestvennye"["V. K. Trediakovskii: The Divine Odes"] In Der russiche Gedichzyklus: ein Handbuch. Ed. Reinhard Ibler. Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag, 2006. 3-10.
  16. "S. M. Gorodeckij. Jar’" [S. M. Gorodetskii: The Collection Spring Grain”]. In Der russiche Gedichzyklus: ein Handbuch. Ed. Reinhard Ibler. Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag, 2006. 350-360.
  17. "O dinamike razvitiia liricheskogo tsikla.” [“On the Developmental Dynamics the Lyric Sequence”]. In Khudozhestvennyi tekst kak dinamicheskaia sistema. Materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii, posviashchennoi 80-letiiu V. P. Grigor’eva. Moscow, 2006. 48-55.
  18. "Stikhotvorstvo v 'Grade tsarstva nebesnago': zametki o poetike Kariona Istomina.” [“Versification in the ‘City of the Kingdom of Heaven’: Notes on the Poetics of Karion Istomin”]. In Stikh. Iazyk. poeziia. Pamiati Mikhaila Leonovicha Gasparova. M., 2006. 164-175.
  19. "From Liturgy To Literature: Prayer And Play in the Early Russian Baroque." In Culture and Authority in the Baroque. Ed. Massimo Ciavolella and Patrick Coleman. Toronto, 2005. 123-137.
  20. "Metafizika poleta: 'Osennii krik iastreba' Iosifa Brodskogo i ego anglojazychnye istochniki" ["Joseph Brodsky's 'The Hawk's Cry in Autumn' and its Anglo-American Sources"].In Shipovnik: Istoriko-filologicheskii sbornik k 60-letiiu Romana Davidovicha Timenchika.” Moscow, 2005. 48-64.
  21. "Literature and Mentality: Three Case Studies (Pasternak, Platonov, Klychkov). Russistika, 13 (2003). 29-48.
  22. "Predislovie" [Preface]. In N. N. Pertsova. Slovotvorchestvo Velimira Khlebnikova. Moscow, 2003. 5-8.
  23. "On the Composition of Ippolit Bogdanovich’s Lira (Toward a History of the Russian Poetic Sequence in the 18th Century)." Russian Literature, 52 (2002), 181-200.
  24. "Max Nordau and the Origins of Russian Decadence: Some Preliminary Observations.î In Sine arte, nihil: Sbornik nauchnykh trudov v dar Professoru Milovoe Jovanovica. Ed. Kornelija Icin. Belgrad-Moscow, 2002. 85-100.
  25. "Qurrat Al-‘Ayn and the Image of Asia in Velimir Chlebnikov’s Post-Revolutionary Ouevre. Russian Literature, 50 (2001). 335-362.
  26. "K istokam tsiklizatsii stikhotvornykh panegirikov v epokhu russkogo barokkoî [Sources for the Cyclization of Verse Panegyrics in the Epoch of the Russian Baroqueî]. In Tekst. Intertekst. Kul’tura. Sbornik dokladov mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii (Moskva, 4-7 aprelia 2001 goda. Ed. V. P. Grigor’ev and N.A. Fateeva. Moscow, 2001. 155-166.
  27. "K probleme stanovleniia liricheskogo tsikla v russkoi poezii ["On the Origins of the Lyric Cycle in Russian Poetryî]. Tekst. Intertekst. Kul’tura. Materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii (Moskva, 4-7 aprelia 2001). Moscow, 2001. 29-33.
  28. "Velimir Khlebnikov's 'Perevorot v Vladivostoke:" History and Historiography." Co-authored with Andrea Hacker. Russian Review, 60 (Winter, 2001). 36-55.
  29. "O semantike glasnykh v poetike Velimira Khlebnikova" ["On Vocalic Semantics in Velimir Khlebnikov's Poetics"]. In Poetika, istoriia literatury, lingvistika: sbornik k 70-letiiu Viacheslava Vsevolodovicha Ivanova. / Essays in Poetics, Literary History and Linguistics. Presented to Viacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday. Ed. A. A. Visagin, R. Vroon, M. L. Gasparov et al. Moscow: Izd. OGI, 1999. 255-266. Rpt. with emendations in Poeziia i zhivopis'. Sbornik trudov pamiati N. I. Khardzhieva [Poetry and Painting: A Collection of Works to Honor the Memory of N. I. Khardzhiev]. Ed. M. B. Meilakh and D. B. Sarab'ianov. Moscow: Iazyki russkoi kul'tury, 2000. 357-368.
  30. "Notes on the Renaissance of the Lyric Sequence in the Silver Age." in Zyklusdichtung in den slavischen Literaturen. Beiträge zur Internationalen Konferenz, Magdeburg, 18.-20. März 1997. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2000. 563-580.
  31. "A. P. Sumarokov's Elegii liubovnye and the Development of Verse Narrative in the Eighteenth Century (Toward a History of the Russian Lyric Sequence)." Slavic Review, 59, no. 3 (Fall, 2000). 521-546.
  32. "A Poet's Abdication: Velimir Khlebnikov's 'Otkaz' and its Pretexts." Slavonic and East European Review, 78, no. 4 (October, 2000). 672-87.
  33. "Staroobriadchestvo, sektanstvo i 'sakral'naia rech' v poezii Nikolaia Kliueva" ["The Old Belief, Sectarianism and 'Sacred Speech' in the Poetry of Nikolai Kliuev"]. In Nikolaj Kliuev: materialy i issledovaniia. Moscow: "Nasledie," 1998. 54-67.
  34. "Znak Bliznetsov: popytka podkhoda k pervomu sborniku stikhov Pasternaka" ["The Sign of the Twins: An Approach to Pasternak's First Collection of Verse"] In Pasternakovskie chteniia, II. Moscow: Nasledie, 1998. 334-354.
  35. "The Garden in Russian Modernism: Notes on the Problem of Mentalité in the New Peasant Poetry." Revue des Études Slaves, 69, no. 1-2 (1997). 135-150.
  36. "The Poet and His Voices." In Velimir Khlebnikov. Selected Writings, Vol. III. Tr. Paul Schmidt. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. 1-21.
  37. "Dmitrii Furmanov's Chapaev and the Aesthetics of the Russian Avant-garde." In Laboratory of Dreams: The Russian Avant-garde and Cultural Experiment. Ed. John Bowlt and Olga Matich. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996. 219-234, 329-332.
  38. "Karion Istomin." In Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic and Eurasian Literatures (MESBEL). Vol. 10. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1996. 188-198.
  39. "Aleksandr Sumarokov's Ody torzhestvennye (Toward a History of the Russian Lyric Sequence in the Eighteenth Century)." Zeitschrift für slavische Philologie, 50, no. 2 (1995-96), 223-263.
  40. "Khlebnikov i Platonov: predvaritel'nye zametki" ["Khlebnikov and Platonov: Some Preliminary Remarks"]. In Iazyk kak tvorchestvo. K 70-letiiu V. P. Grigor'eva. Moscow: Institut russkogo iazyka RAN, 1996. 55-65.
  41. "Genezis zamysla 'sverkhpovesti' 'Zangezi' (K voprosu ob evoliucii liricheskogo 'ia' u Khlebnikova" ["The Genesis of the Supertale Zangezi (On the Evolution of Khlebnikov's Lyric Persona)"]. In Vestnik Obshchestva Velimira Khlebnikova. Moscow: Gileia, 1996. 140-159.
  42. "Velimir Khlebnikov's Otryvki iz dosok sud'by: Notes on the Publication History and Three Rough Drafts." In Temy i variatsii. Themes and Variations: In Honor of Lazar Fleishman. Stanford Slavic Studies. Vol. 8. 1994. 326-342.
  43. "Simeon Polotsky." In Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 150: Early Modern Russian Writers. Ed. Marcus Levitt. Columbia, S.C.: Bruccoli, Clark, Layman, 1995. 291-307.
  44. "Chitalagaiskie ody" (K istorii liricheskogo tsikla v russkoi literature XVIII veka" ["The Chitalagai Odes (Towards a History of the Lyric Sequence in Russian Literature of the XVIII Century")]. In Gavrila Derzhavin: Simpozium, posviashchennyj 250-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia. Ed. E. Etkind and S. Elnitskaia. Norwich Symposia on Russian Literature and Culture, IV. Northfield, Vermont: The Russian School of Norwich University, 1995. 185-201.
  45. "The Manifesto as a Literary Genre: Some Preliminary Observations." International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics, 38 (1988/1995), 163-173.
  46. "The Old Belief and Sectarianism as Cultural Models in the Silver Age." Christianity and the Eastern Slavs: vol. 2: Russian Culture in Modern Times. Ed. Robert P. Hughes and Irina Paperno. California Slavic Studies, 17. University of California Press, 1994. 172-190.
  47. "Velimir Khlebnikov and the Art of Verbal Duplicity." In Russian Modernism: Essays in Honor of Vladimir Markov. UCLA Slavic Studies. New Series II. Ed. with John Malmstad. Moscow: Nauka, 1993. 349-364.
  48. "Benedikt Livshits' Patmos: the Cycle and its Subtexts." In The Silver Age in Russian Literature: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, Harrogate, 1990. Ed. John Elsworth. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. 104-135.
  49. "Aleksei Kruchenykh's 'Razboinik Van'ka Kain' and the Literary Politics of LEF." Slavic Review, 50, no. 2 (1991), 359-370.
  50. "Prosody and Poetic Sequences." In Russian Verse Theory: Proceedings of the 1987 Conference at UCLA. UCLA Slavic Series 18. Ed. Barry P. Scherr and Dean S. Worth. Columbus, Ohio: Slavic Publishers, Inc., 1990. 473-490.  
  51. "The Citadel of the Revolutionary Word: Notes on the Poetics of Benedikt Livshits." Russian Literature, Vol. 27 (1990), 533-556.
  52. Neizvestnyi diptikh Velimira Khlebnikova" ["An Unknown Diptych by Velimir Khlebnikov"] Russkaja mysl': Literaturnoe prilozhenie, no. 3, June 1986, p.3.
  53. "Metabiosis, Mirror Images and Negative Integers: Velimir Chlebnikov and His Doubles." In Velimir Chlebnikov (l885-l922): Myth and Reality. Ed. W. Weststeijn. Studies in Slavic Literatures and Poetics. Amsterdam: Rodopi, l986. 73-91.
  54. "The Calendar Poems of Velimir Chlebnikov: a Textual Critique." In Velimir Chlebnikov (l885-l922): Myth and Reality. Ed. W. Weststeijn. Studies in Slavic Literatures and Poetics. Amsterdam: Rodopi, l986. 73-91. 
  55. "Cycle and History: Maksimilian Voloshin's 'Puti Rossii.'" Scando-Slavica, 31 (1986), 55-73.
  56. "Puti tvorchestva: The Journal as a Metapoetic Statement." In Russian Literature and American Critics. Ed. K. Brostrom. Papers in Slavic Philology, 4. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Materials, 1984. 219-239.
  57. Cycle and History: the Case of Aleksandr Blok's 'Rodina.'" Slavic and East European Journal, 28, no. 3 (Fall 1984), 340-357.
  58. "Velimir Khlebnikov's 'I esli v "Khar'kovskie ptitsy"...': Manuscript Sources and Subtexts." Russian Review, 42, no. 3 (July 1983), 249-270.
  59. "Four Analogues to Khlebnikov's 'Language of the Gods.'" The Structure of the Literary Process. Ed. P. Steiner, M. Cervenka and R. Vroon. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1982. 581-97.
  60. "Velimir Chlebnikov's 'Chadzhi-Tarchan' and the Lomonosovian Tradition." Russian Literature, 9 (January 1981), 107-131.
  61. Velimir Khlebnikov's 'Razin: Two Trinities': A Reconstruction." Slavic Review, 39, no. 1 (March 1980), 68-84.
  62. "Literature as Litigation: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago." Russian History, 7, no. 1-2 (1980), 213-238.
  63. "V. V. Ivanov's Essays on the History of Semiotics in the USSR." Co-author G. Lenhoff. Dispositio: Revisita Hispanica de Semiotica Literaria, 1, no. 3 (Autumn 1976), 356-360.
  64. "Velimir Khlebnikov's 'The Seashore' ('Morskoi bereg') and the Razin Constellation." Russian Literature Triquarterly, no. 12 (Spring 1974), 295-326.
  65. Gogol in Oblomovka." Russian Literature Triquarterly, no. 3 (Spring 1972), 282-296.


  1. Anke Niederbudde. Mathematische Konzeptionen in der russischen Moderne: Florenskij – Chlebnikov – Charms. Slavic Review, 67, no.2 (Summer, 2008). 521-523.
  2. Simeon Polockij. Vertograd mnogocvetnyj. Ed. Lidiia Sazonova and Anthony Hippisley. Slavic and East European Journal, 46, No 1 (Spring, 2002).
  3. Crispen Brooks. The Futurism of Vasilisk Gnedov. The Russian Review, 61, No. 1 (January, 2002). 144-45.
  4. Susanna Vykoupil. Die romanischen Gedichtarten Igor' Severjanins zwischen Tradition und Innovation.  Slavic Review, 59, no 1 (Spring, 2000), 820-21.
  5. Natal'ja Pertsova. Slovar' neologizmov Velimira Khlebnikova. Slavic Review, no. 4 (Winter, 1997), 820-21.
  6. Lenie Lauwers. Igor'-Severjanin: His Life and Works, in The Russian Review, 56, no. 2 (April 1997), 304-305.
  7. B. Jangfeldt (ed). Jakobson-Budetlianin: Sbornik materialov Slavic Review, 52, no. 2 (1993), pp. 404-405.
  8. R. V. Duganov. Velimir Khlebnikov. Priroda tvorchstva. Slavic and East European Journal, 37, no. 1 (Spring, 1993), pp. 130-131.
  9. Raymond Cooke. Velimir Khlebnikov: A Critical Study. Canadian-American Slavic Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1 (1989), pp. 429-31.
  10. V. P. Grigor’ev. Slovotvorchestvo i smezhnye problemy iazyka poeta. Slavic and East European Journal, 33, No. 1 (Spring 1989), 130-131.
  11. W. G. Weststeijn. Velimir Chlebnikov and the Development of Poetical Language in Russian Symbolism and Futurism. The Russian Review, 44, No. 2 (April l985), 188-190.
  12. Bitekhtina, D. Davidson, and N. Fedyanina. Russian: Stage One. Slavic and East European Journal, 26, no. 1 (Spring 1982), 129-130.
  13. Jean-Claude Lanne. Velimir Khlebnikov: poète futurièn. The Russian Review, 44, No. 4 (October l985), 409-410.
  14. Barbara Lönnqvist. Xlebnikov and Carnival: An Analysis of the Poem "Poèt." Slavic Review, 41, No. 2 (Summer 1982), 388-90.
  15. Boris Poplavskii. Sobranie sochinenii, Vol. 1 Ed. S. Karlinsky and A. Olcott. Slavic Review, 40, no. 2 (Summer 1981), 222-223.


  1. “Writing the History of the Russian Poetic Sequence: Problems snd Perspectives.”  Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Pasedena, CA. Janury 7, 2011.
  2. Evoliutsiia istoriosofskikh  vzgliadov Velimir Khlebnikova: zametki k teme.” International Conference: Khlebnikov in the New Century. Institute of World Literature, Moscow, November 7-13, 2010.
  3. “K tekstologii nezavershennykh proizvedenii: opyt analiza chernovykh rukopisei Velimir Khlebnikova” ("On the Textology of Unfinished Works: Analyzing Velimir Khlebnikov's Rough Drafts"). Center for Linguistic Textual Criticism and Linguo-prosodic Computer Analysis,” Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. March 25, 2010.
  4. “Matematika i mistika” (“Mathematics and Mysticism”). International Conference: “The Avant-garde and Science.” University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. December 16-19, 2010.
  5. “Topos i mental’nost’: k sravnitel’nomu analizu kosmicheskikh obrazov v poèzii novokrest’ianskikh poètov” (“Topos and Mentality: A Comparative Analysis of Cosmic Images in the Poetry of the New Peasant Poets”). Conference: “Sergei Klychkov: International Lectures,” Gorky Literary Institute, Moscow. October 14-16, 2009.
  6. “Topos i mental’nost’: k sravnitel’nomu analizu kosmicheskikh obrazov v poèzii novokrest’ianskikh poètov” (“Topos and Mentality: A Comparative Analysis of Cosmic Images in the Poetry of the New Peasant Poets”). International Conference: “Reconstructing Esenin’s Biography.  Institute of World Literature, Moscow, October 15-18, 2009
  7. “Poèziia i vlast’: dvortsovyi perevorot 1762 goda v odakh Lomonosova” (“Poetry and Power: the Coup d’État of 1762 in the Odes of Lomonosov and Sumarokov”).  Moscow State University, Laboratory for Automatized Lexicographic Systems, June 16, 2009.
  8. “Proobrazy Zangezi: Zametki k teme.” Zangezi’s Prototypes. Some Notes.” International Conference: Velimir Khlebnikov and Russian Literature of the XX Century.  Astrakhan, Russia, Sept. 4-6,  2008.
  9. “Acoustic Memory as a Suprapersonal Creative Impulse (Nabokov, Brodsky and Others).” Second Scholarly Conference on Memory and Literature. Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, October 28-Nov. 1.
  10. “The Toast that Toppled an Emperor (June 9, 1762).” Days from the Reigns of Eighteenth-Century Russian Rulers: A Workshop Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Lindsay Hughes. Biblioteca di Storia Contemporanea 'A Oriani', Ravenna, Italy, 12-13 September 2007.
  11. “Khlebnikov and Orthodoxy: Some Notes.” The Russian Avant-garde and Ideology. An International Conference (5-9 Sept. 2007). Belgrade University. Belgrade, Serbia.
  12. “Murder and Mayhem in Medieval Muscovy: the Death of Tsarevich Dmitrii.”  UCLA Alumni Tour Lecture, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 29, 2007. Uglich, Russia.
  13. “The Petersburg Text in Russian Culture.” UCLA Alumni Tour Lecture, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 29, 2007.
  14. “Maiakovskii and Russian Futurism.” Master of Fine Acting Program, UCLA, Dec. 4, 2006.
  15. Grossbuch Velimira Khlebnikova : Tekst i tekstologiia” (“Velimir Khlebnikov’s Grossbuch: Text and Textual Criticism”). Colloque international: Velimir Khlebnikov: Poète Futurien: Université de Lyon, October 12-14, 2006.
  16. “K istorii “’Malykh nebes azbuki” Khlebnikova” (On the History of Khlebnikov’s ‘Lesser Heavens of the Alphabet”), International Conference “Doski sud’by i vokrug: Evristika i estetika” (The Tables of Destiny: Heuristics and Aesthetics), Moscow, August 17-18, 2006.
  17. “Khlebnikov i Florenskii” (Khlebnikov and Floresky). XIII Lotmanovskie chtenija. Moscow, Russian Statue University for the Humanities, Dec. 22-24, 2005.
  18. Grossbuch Velimira Khlebnikova kak dinamihecheskaia sistema” (Velimir Khlebnikov’s Grossbuch as a Dynamic System”), International Conference on the Literary Text as a Dynamic System, Moscow, May 19-22, 2005, Russian Language Institute, Academy of Sciences.
  19. “O dinamichnosti liricheskogo tsikla” (“On the Dynamics of the Lyric Sequence”). International Conference on the Literary Text as a Dynamic System, Moscow, May 19-22, 2005, Russian Language Institute, Academy of Sciences.
  20. “What’s Hot, What’s Not »: AATSEEL Roundtable, Philadelphia, December 28, 2004
  21. “Boris Pasternak’s Ontology of the Word.”  Hostage of Eternity: An International Conference on Boris Pasternak. Stanford, May 3-8, 2004.
  22. “La situation des Vieux-Croyants en Russie » (1905-1020). Centre d’études slaves, Paris, March 30, 2004.
  23. “The Origins of Russian Decadence”. Seoul National University,  October 25, 2002
  24. “Literature and Mentality: Three Case Studies” Eighth International Conference of Russian Studies, Korea University, Seoul, Korean October 26, 2002.
  25. “O metafizike chisel: Florensky i Khebnikov” (“On the Metaphysics of Numbers: Florensky and Khlebnikov”).  International Conference: Velimir Khlebnikov: Past, Present, Future. Amsterdam, August 29-32, 2002.
  26. “Old Believer Strategies of Self-Defense in the Twentieth Century.” Russia’s Old Belief: Alternative Christian Communities and the Social Imagination.  Conference, Stanford University, Friday, January 25, 2002.
  27. “Cyclic Experiments in the Eighteenth Century.” Mezhdunarodnaia nauchnaia konferentsiia “Evropejskii liricheskii tsikl” (International Scholarly Confrence: The European Lyric Cycle). November 15-18, 2001, Moscow/Peredelkino.
  28. “On the Problem of Poetic Aperture and Poetic Closure in Lyric Cycles.” International Conference:  Semantika "konca" i "nachala" (The Semantics of Endings and Beginnings), Institut iazykoznanija RAN (Linguistics Institute of the Academy of Sciences), June 12-15, 2000.
  29. “Zur Problematik der Zyklisierung in der russischen Lyrik des 18. Jahrhunderts.”  Invited Lecture, Institut für slawische Philologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, June 8, 2000.
  30. “Sur les problèmes du cycle poétique.” Invited lecture, Chaire de Langues et littératures slaves, Université de Fribourgh en Suisse, May 19, 2000.
  31. “Thronverzicht eines Dichters: Velimir Chlebnikovs Otkaz (Weigerung) und seine Prätexte.” Invited lecture, Slavisches Seminar der Universität Basel, May 17, 200.
  32. “A Poet's Abdication: Velimir Khlebnikov's ‘Otkaz’ and its Pretexts.”  Invited Lecture, University of Groeningen, May 8, 2000.
  33. "Aleksandr Pushkin's Lyric Sequences: the Making and Unmaking of a Genre." "Alexander Pushkin and Humanistic Study: Methodological Assumptions, Issues of Translation, East-West  Dialogue.” Stanford University, April 12-16, 1999.
  34. “The Reception and Reworking of the Concepts of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity in Russian Avant-garde Culture of the 1920s.” Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, July 23, 1998.
  35. “Russian Znamenny Chant.” UCLA Center for the Performing Arts: Center Stage Lecture: April 5, 1998.
  36. “Degeneration and Decadence: Max Nordeau in Russia.” Annual Convention of AAASS, Seattle Washington, Nov. 20-24, 1997.
  37. “Sumarokov's Odes: Literary Conventions and Political Realities.” Symposium, CERES/UCLA/USC, “Catherine the Great: Her Life and Legacy,” Oct. 8, 1997
  38. “The Renaissance of Lyric Sequences in Russian Modernism: Sources and Antecedents.” International Slavic Conference on “Zyklusdichtung in den slavischen Literaturen,” Magdeburg,, 18-20 March, 1997.
  39. “Poetry in Revolution: Boris Pasternak's My Sister Life”: Roundtable discussion, Stanford University, February 21-22, 1997.
  40. “Brodsky and Hopkins: Some Notes on the Metaphysics of Flight.”  Joseph Brodsky: A Commemorative Conference, University of Michigan, Nov. 7-9, 1996
  41. “The Russian Church in the New Millenium.” University of Caifornia,  San Diego, May 13, 1996.
  42. “Velimir Khlebnikov's ‘Otkaz’ and its Pretexts.” Symposium: Textual Intersections: On the Significance of Citation in 20th Century Russian Literature, UCLA, Feb. 16-17, 1996.
  43. “K ètiologii Zangezi” “On the Etiology of Zangezi”). International Conference on Velimir Khlebnikov. Institut mirovoj literatury, Moscow (November, 1995).
  44. “Xlebnikov i Platonov: Predvaritel'nye zametki” (Khlebnikov and Platonov: Some Preliminary Observations.” Khlebnikovskie Lectures,  Astrakhan', Sept. 6-8, 1995.
  45. “Sumarokov's Elegii ljubovnye”. Conference on Russian Poetry and Poetics, UCLA (May 1995).
  46. “Teaching Language through Culture.” UCLA Symposium, February 9, 1995.
  47. “Sumarokov's Elegii ljubovnye and the Development of Poetic Narrative.” AAASS, Philadelphia (November, 1994)
  48. “Sumarokov's Ody toržestvennye and Deržavin's Čitalagajskie ody.” Gavriil Deržavin: International Symposium.  The Russian School, Norwich University (July 1994)
  49. “K istorii liričeskogo cilka v russkoj literature XVIII v.: Ody toržstvennye A. P. Sumarokova”  “On the History of the Lyric Cycle in Eighteenth Century Russian Literature: A. P. Sumarokov’s Odes”). Invited lecture for the Academic Council (Učenyj Sovet), Institut mirovoj literartury (December, 1993).
  50. “Poetic Sequences in the 18th Century: the Case of Sumarokov.” University of Southern California. (Sept. 1993).
  51. “The Sacred Word in the Poetics of the Peasant School.” AAASS, Phoenix (November, 1992).
  52. “Sakral'naja reč” u predstavitelej novokrest'janskoj školy”  (“‘Sacred Speech’ Among Repsresntatives of the New Peasant School”). Second International Conference on the Culture of Old Ritualism, Cechanowitz, Poland (September, 1992)
  53. “Russian Religious Dissidence in the Early Twentieth Century.” Interim Committee for the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Religion, May, 1992.
  54. “Vosprijatie staroobrjadčestva u glavnyx predstavitelej ‘Serebrjanogo veka’ (The Reception of the Old Belief by Leading Representatives of the  ‘Silver Age’”).” Russian-American Cultural Society, Los Angeles, February, 1991.
  55. “The Civil War and Avant-garde Historical Mythmaking.” The Russian Avant-Garde: An Conference Sponsored by the University of Southern California, November, 1990.
  56. “Subject and Sequence in Pasternak's Early Verse.” Boris Pasternak Centennial: an American-Soviet Conference, Stanford University, October 16-22, 1990.
  57. “The Revelation of Benedikt Livshits.” Fourth World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies (Harrogate, England, July, 1990). 
  58. “The Old Belief and Sectarianism as Cultural Models in the Silver Age.” Conference on Christianity and Culture, Berkeley, California, l988.
  59. “The Lyrical Subject in Early Russian Decadence.” AAASS 18th Annual Convention, Boston (l987).
  60. “Prosody and Poetic Sequences.”  International Conference on Verse Theory, Los Angeles, l987.
  61. “Poetic Cycles in the Russian Silver Age.”  University of California, Los Angeles (June, l987).
  62. “The Citadel of the Revolutionary Word: Notes on the Poetics of Benedikt Livšic.” University of Paris (June,l985).
  63. “Who Speaks for the Poet? Velimir Xlebnikov and his Voices (Toward an Etiology of Zangezi).” Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, Washington, D.C. (October, l985).
  64. “Metabiosis, Mirror Images and Negative Integers: Velimir Chlebnikov and His Doubles.” University of Amsterdam, l985.
  65. “The Image of Petersburg/Leningrad in Russian Culture.” Philadelphia-Leningrad Sister Cities Project (March, l985).
  66. “Poetic Convoys and the Textual Criticism of Modern Russian Verse.”  University of Michigan (March, l984).
  67. “Poetic Cycles.  Approaching a Russian Tradition.”  Conference on Literature and History, University of Pennsylvania (May, l983).
  68. “Interpreting Poetic Cycles.” Northeast Modern Language Association Meeting. Dickinson College (April, l983).
  69. “Authorial Word Formation: Modes of Classification.”  Russian Language Institute, Bryn Mawr College (July, l982).
  70. “The Aesthetics of Autoreception.” AAASS Twelfth Annual Convention (November, l980).
  71. “Language Within Language: Khlebnikov's ‘Alphabet of the Intellect.’  Atlantic Chapter of AAASS (April, l980).
  72. “Analogues for the Neologisms of Velimir Khlebnikov.”  MLA National Convention (December, l978).
  73. “Poetry as Dialect: The Neologisms of Velimir Khlebnikov.”  AAASS Tenth Annual Convention (October, l978).


Akhmatova: A53
Bal'mont: A35, A53
Briusov, Brjusov: A35, A41
Blok: A10, A30
Brodsky, Brodskii, Brodskij: A47, A62
Bogdanovič, Bogdanovich: A43
Chapaev, Čapaev: A25
Charms: see "Kharms" below
Chereskov: see "Kheraskov" below
Chlebnikov: See "Khlebnikov" below
Cycle: see "Sequence" below
Derzhavin, Deržavin: A23
Esenin, Yesenin: A30, A63, A65
Florenskii, Florenskij: R15
Furmanov: A25
Garden:A30, A65
Gnedov: R13
Gogol, Gogol':A1
Gorodetskii, Gorodeckij: A50
Istomin: see "Karion" below
Jakobson: R9
Karion: A26, A39, A42, A46
Kharms: R15
Kheraskov: A51
Khlebnikov: A2, A4, A6, A7, A8, A9, A11, A12, A13, A19, A21, A28, A29, A31, A34, A37, A38, A40,
A45, A48, A55, A59, A60, A61, A64, B1, B2, BE3, BE4, BE5, R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R11,R15
Kliuev, Kljuev: A20, A30, A32, A63, A65
Klychkov, Klyčkov: A30, A46, A63, A 65
Kruchenykh, Kručenych, Kručenyx: A17
Livshits, Livšic: A16, A18
Lomonosov: A51
Lotman: EB1
Lyric Cycle: see "Sequence" below
Mandel'shtam, Mandel'štam, Mandelstam: 56
Manifesto: A24
Merezhkovskii, Merežkovskij: A35, A40
Minskii, Minskij: A35
Nordau: A41
Old Belief, Old Believers, Old Ritualism, Old Ritualists: A20, A30, A32
Pasternak: A9, A33, A44, A54
Petnikov: A9
Platonov: A28, A44
Poetic cycle, poetic sequence: see "Sequence" below
Polotskii, Polockij, Polotsky: see "Simeon of Polotsk" below
Poplavskii, Poplavskij: R1
Sequence: A9, A10, A11, A14, A15, A18, A23, A27, A33, A35, A36, A39, A41, A42, A43, A46, A49, A50, A51, A53, BE7
Severianin, Severjanin: R10, R12
Simeon of Polotsk: A22, A39, A42, A46, R14
Solzhenitsyn, Solženicyn: A5
Staroobriadchestvo, Staroobrjadčestvo: see "Old Belief" above
Sumarokov: A27, A36, A51, A57, A58, B7
Trediakovskii, Trediakovskij: A49
Voloshin, Vološin: A14
Xarms: see :Kharms" above
Xeraskov: see "Kheraskov" above
Xlebnikov: See "Khlebnikov" above