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Yevgeniy Slivkin

Yevgeniy SlivkinYevgeniy Slivkin
Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian
Sturm Hall, Room 364
Phone: 303-871-2609



  • PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA, Russian Literature, Gorky Institute for Literary Studies, Moscow
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Gorky Institute for Literary Studies, Moscow


Yevgeniy Slivkin received an MFA in creative writing from the A. M. Gorky Institute for Literary Studies of the Union of Soviet Writers in Moscow. He obtained his PhD in Russian literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a main focus on Russian literature of the 19th century.

In Russia, Yevgeniy worked as a screenwriter and a journalist for the Editorial Office of Artistic Broadcasting of the St. Petersburg Television Company. He has taught Russian literature and language at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Grand Valley State University, the University of Oklahoma and the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College.

Yevgeniy is the author of four collections of poetry, published in Russia, and numerous scholarly articles that have appeared in American, European and Russian academic journals. His poems are included in several significant anthologies of contemporary Russian poetry. He is working on the monograph "The Genesis and Variations of the Image of the Medieval Knight in Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century," which will draw from his doctoral dissertation research.


  • Russian literature of the 19th century
  • Connections between Russian literature of the 19th century and Russian modernism of the 20th century
  • Contemporary Russian poetry


"Andrej Furioso: Military Aristocrats, Non-Aristocrats, and Breaking the Code of Chivalry in Leo Tolstoy's Writing", Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie (New Literary Review), 109, Moscow 2011

"Space Flight as a Prison Break: the Soviet Space Myth and the Spatial Structure in Viktor Pelevin's novel 'OMON-RA' and Aleksej German Jr.'s Film 'The Paper Soldier'", Iskusstvo kino (Art of Cinema), February 2011

"The Albigensian Motif of the Celestial Double in 'The Rose and the Cross' by Aleksandr Blok", Voprosy Literatury (Questions of Literature), July-August, Moscow 2008

"The Poem Found in Saragossa: The Function of Grammatical Gender in the Poem 'I left the last bullet to myself...' by Viktor Sosnora'", Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie (New Literary Review), 93, Moscow 2008

"Was the Covetous Knight Poor and Was the Poor Knight Covetous?", Russian Literature, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2004

"Holbein's Totentanz in F. M. Dostoevsky's The Idiot," Dostoevskii i mirovaia kul'tura (Dostoevsky and the World Culture) 17, Moscow 2003

"Good Physics vs. Bold Poetry (How A. Mickiewicz 'Walked' in Front of A. S. Pushkin: Some Remarks on the Dispute Over St. Petersburg)," Indiana Slavic Studies, 11, 2000

"The Last Stop of the Death Machine: An Attempt at a Rational Reading of 'The Runaway Streetcar' by N. Gumilev," Slavic and East European Journal, Spring 1999