Educational Background

  • Ph.D., in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, 2000

Teaching Specialties

  • Russian language at all levels
  • 19th- and 20th-century Russian poetry and prose
  • Poetic song
  • Russian popular culture

Research Interests

  • Professor Lavine's research focuses on Russian poetry of the 20th century

Selected Publications

“Vladimir Mayakovsky’s Agit-Semitism.” Russian Review (2019).

“Pushkin Pushing Production: The Repurposing of Literary Tradition by Vladimir Maiakovskii & Co.” Slavic and East European Journal (2018).

“The Visual, the Epic, and Boris Pasternak’s 1905.” Russian Literature (2012).

Poema of Lieutenant Schmidt’s End: Pasternak’s Dialogue with Tsvetaeva through the Prism of Genre.” Russian Review (2011).

“From Lyric Indulgence to Epic Utopia: Vladimir Mayakovsky’s The Backbone Flute and War and the Universe.” Slavic and East European Journal (2010).

“Poetry, Prose and Pushkin's Egyptian Nights.” Short Story Criticism (2007).

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