Victoria Somoff

Associate Professor of Russian

211 Reed Hall
HB 6085
Department:
Russian
Education:
M.A. Donetsk State University, Ukraine
M.A. University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Selected Publications

The Imperative of Reliability: Russian Prose on the Eve of the Novel, 1820s-1850s. Northwestern University Press, 2015.

“Nonresistance to Fiction: Archaic Folktale vs. Later Tolstoy.” Slavic and Eastern European Journal 60:2 (Summer 2016), pp. 284-306.

“Alexander Veselovsky’s Historical Poetics vs. Cultural Poetics: Remembering the Future.” Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov, eds., Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics, Fordham University Press, 2015.

“Morals and Miracles: The Case of AT 555, The Fisherman and His Wife.” Forthcoming (2016) in Nancy Canepa, ed. Teaching Fairy Tales, Wayne State University Press.  

 

“Four is Not Fourteen: Tongue Twister Patterns and the Unmastery of Language.” Western Folklore 73:2/3 (Spring 2014), pp. 195-215. 

“No Need for Dogs or Women: Muteness in Turgenev’s Mumu.” Russian Literature 68, nos. 3-4 (2010): 501-520.

“On the Metahistorical Roots of the Fairytale.” Western Folklore 61 (2002): 277-294.