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Dostoevsky’s ‘The Idiot’ and the Ethical Foundations of Narrative: Reading, Narrating, Scripting (London: Anthem, 2004)

Dostoevsky: On the Threshold of Other Worlds. Essays in Honour of Malcolm Jones, ed. Sarah Young and Lesley Milne (Ilkeston: Bramcote, 2006)


‘Kartina Gol’beina “Khristos v mogile” v strukture romana Idiot’, trans. T. A. Kasatkina, in Roman Dostoevskogo ‘Idiot’: Sovremennoe sostoianie izucheniia, ed. T. A. Kasatkina (Moscow: Nasledye, 2001), pp. 28-39

‘Bibleiskie arkhetipy v romane F. M. Dostoevskogo Idiot,’ trans. E. Kuryleva and S. Young, in Evangel’skii tekst v russkoi literature: tsitata, reministsentsiia, motiv, siuzhet, zhanr, Vol. 3, ed. V. N. Zakharov et al (Petrozavodsk: Izdatel’stvo Petrozavodskogo Universiteta, 2001), pp. 382-390

Dostoevskii’s Idiot and the Epistle of James’, Slavonic and East European Review, 81, 3 (July 2003), 401-420

‘Nastas’ia Filippovna: k voprosu o printsipakh izobrazheniia geroini v romane Idiot’, trans. S. Young and I. Shlumukova, in Dostoevskii i mirovaia kul’tura, 18, 2003, pp. 40-46

‘Holbein’s Christ in the Tomb in the Structure of The Idiot’, Russian Studies in Literature, 44.1 (Winter 2007-8), 90-102

‘The Convict Unbound: The Body of Identity in Gulag Narratives’, Gulag Studies, 1 (2008)

Varlam Shalamov’, The Literary Encyclopedia (November 2009)

‘“Hakuchi” to Holbein “Hakano nakano Kirisuto”,’ (‘The Idiot and Holbein’s Christ in the Tomb’), trans. K. Norimatsu, Gendai Shiso (Contemporary Thought), 38.4, special issue: Dostoevsky, ed. T. Mochizuki (2010), 298-307

Kolyma Tales’, The Literary Encyclopedia (February 2011)

Recalling the Dead: Repetition, Identity, and the Witness in Varlam Shalamov’s Kolymskie rasskazy‘, Slavic Review, 70.2 (Summer 2011), 353-72

‘Dostoevsky: Fantastic Realism,’ in The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists, ed. Michael Bell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 259-76

Mapping Space as Factography: Human Traces and Negated Genres in Varlam Shalamov’s Kolymskie rasskazy,’ Slavonica, 19.1 (April 2013), 1-17

(with John Levin), ‘Mapping Machines: Transformations of the Petersburg Text’, ‘The Spatial Turn in Literary Studies,’  Primerjalna književnost (Comparative Literature) 36.2 (2013), 107-118

Knowing Russia’s Convicts: The Other in Narratives of Imprisonment and Exile of the Late Imperial Era,’ Europe-Asia Studies: 65.9 (2013), 1700-1715 (Special issue: Villains and Victims: Violence, Justice, and Retribution in the Late Imperial and Early Soviet Eras)

Testimony on the margins: silence, innocence and the other in Vasily Grossman’s late fiction,’ Journal of European Studies, 43.4 (2013), 329-343 (Special issue: Vasily Grossman)

‘Criminalizing Creativity in the Imperial and Soviet Eras: Language, Performance and the Representation of Convicts in  Imperial and Soviet Era Prisons and Penal Colonies,’ in Punishment as a Crime? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Prison Culture, ed. Julie Hansen and Andrei Rogatchevski (Uppsala University: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2014), 69-87

‘Vospriiatie i izuchenie tvorchestva F. M. Dostoevskogo v Velikobritanii 1980-2010,’ in Dostoevskii: Materialy i issledovaniia, 20 (St Petersburg: Nauka, 2014), 119-42; ‘Bibliografiia,’ 490-504

‘Selected Bibliography of Gulag Narratives and Secondary Sources,’ Gulag Studies, 7-8 (2014-15), 110-40

‘The Crystal Palace,’ in Dostoevsky in Context, ed. Deborah Martinsen and Olga Maiorova (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 176-84

Book reviews

Peter C. Pozefsky, The Nihilist Imagination: Dmitrii Pisarev and the Cultural Origins of Russian Radicalism (1860-1868) (New York: Peter Lang, 2003), Slavonic and East European Review, 82, 2 (2004), 327-9

Robert Louis Jackson, ed., A New Word on ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004), Slavonic and East European Review, 83, 1 (2005), 128-30

Nathaniel Golden, Varlam Shalamov’s ‘Kolyma Tales’: A Formalist Analysis (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2004), Slavonica, 11, 1 (2005), 98-99

Marcus C. Levitt and Tatyana Novikov, eds., Times of Trouble: Violence in Russian Literature and Culture (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007), Slavonica, 14.2 (2008), 140-2

Susan McReynolds, Redemption and the Merchant God: Dostoevsky’s Economy of Salvation and Antisemitism (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008), Modern Language Review, 104.1 (2009)

Jostein Bortnes, The Poetry of Prose: Readings in Russian Literature (Bergen: Slavica Bergensia, 2007), Modern Language Review, 104.2 (2009), 301-2

Robin Feuer Miller, Dostoevsky’s Unfinished Journey (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007), Slavonic and East European Review, 88.3 (2010), 536-8

Edward E. Ericson, Jr. and Alexis Klimoff, The Soul and Barbed Wire: An Introduction to Solzhenitsyn (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2008), Canadian Slavonic Papers (forthcoming)

Nancy Ruttenburg, Dostoevsky’s Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2008) Slavonica, 15.1 (2009), 72-3

Rowan Williams, Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction (London: Continuum, 2008), Slavonica, 15.2 (2009), 166

Sergei Golitsyn, Memoirs of a Survivor: The Golitsyn Family in Stalin’s Russia, trans. Nicholas Witter (London: Reportage, 2008), Slavonic and East European Review

Linda Ivanits, Dostoevsky and the Russian People (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Modern Language Review, 104.4 (2009)

Janet G. Tucker, Profane Challenge and Orthodox Response in Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ (New York and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008), Modern Language Review, 105.1 (2010)

Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky: A Writer in his Time (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010), Slavonica, 16.2 (2010), 156

Carol Apollonio, Dostoevsky’s Secrets: Reading Against the Grain (Evanston, IL, 2009), SEER, 89.1 (2011), 133-5

Jekaterina Young, Sergei Dovlatov and His Narrative Masks (Evanston, IL, 2009), SEER, 89.2 (2011), 333-4

Joseph Frank, Between Religion and Rationality: Essays in Russian Literature and Culture (Princeton, NJ, 2010), Slavic Review, 70.3 (2011), 709-10

Ksana Blank, Dostoevsky’s Dialectics and the Problem of Sin (Evanston, IL, 2010), The Russian Review, 70.2 (2011), 323-4

Carol Apollonio, ed., The New Russian Dostoevsky: Readings for the Twenty-First Century (Bloomington, IN, 2010), SEER, 89.4 (2011), 707-9

James Goodwin, Confronting Dostoevsky’s Demon: Anarchism and the Specter of Bakunin in Twentieth-Century Russia (New York, 2010), SEER, 90.1 (2012), 133-4

Vlas Doroshevich, Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s ‘Sakhalin’, by Andrew A. Gentes (London), 2009, Slavonica (2012)

Robert Bird, Dostoevsky. Critical Lives Series (London: Reaktion, 2012) Modern Language Review, 108.3 (July 2013), 1015-16

Joe Andrew and Robert Reid, eds. Aspects of Dostoevskii: Art, Ethics and Faith (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012), Slavonica, 19.1 (April 2013), 69-70

Anna Schur, Wages of Evil: Dostoevsky and Punishment (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2012), Modern Language Review, 109.1 (2014)


‘Andrei Tarkovsky’, by Evgeny Dobrenko, in John Merriman and Jay Winter, eds. Europe since 1914, 5 vols. (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s, 2006)

Museums of the Revolution, by Evgeny Dobrenko (Edinburgh University Press; Yale University Press, 2008)

Resurrection of the Larch, by Varlam Shalamov, in Cardinal Points Literary Journal, vol. 3 (2011)