Ainsley E. Morse

|Assistant Professor

Exploring the many peculiar, beautiful, and dreadful corners of Russia / the former Soviet Union and its languages, literatures and arts, and sharing my discoveries with students, friends and family, has been my main occupation for many years now. I am excited to bring some of these stories to Dartmouth and to keep exploring with students here.

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Reed, Room 212
HB 6086


  • B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D Harvard University

Selected Publications

  • ·Permanent Evolution: The Collected Theoretical Works of Yuri Tynianov(ed. and trans. AM, with Philip Redko) (Academic Studies Press, 2019)

    ·Andrey Egunov-Nikolev, Beyond Tula: A Soviet Pastoraltranslated AM (Academic Studies Press, 2019)

    · “‘The Dictionary as a Toy Collection’: Interactions between the Childlike Avant-Garde Aesthetic and Soviet Children’s Literature,” in Olga Voronina, ed., The Brill Companion to Soviet Children’s Literature and Film (Brill, 2019)

    ·“Balagan is Theater Too: Performance and Accessibility in Daniil Kharms and Vsevolod Nekrasov,” Russian Review 78 (January 2019), 28-44

    · “Between Summer and Winter: Late Soviet Children's Literature and Unofficial Poetry,” in Russian Literature 96 (May-June 2018), 105-135

    · “‘For some reason I really want to go to Leningrad”: The Petersburg Text in Vsevolod Nekrasov’s ‘Leningrad Poems’” (SEEJ 61.3, Fall 2017), 573-592

    ·Dmitri Prigov, Soviet Texts, translated by Simon Schuchat, with AM (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019)

    ·“Global Congress of Post-Prostitution,” play/performance piece by Keti Chukhrov, contemporary artist, poet and playwright – translation with the author (2019)

    ·Linor Goralik, FOUND LIFE: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview (co-edited, with Maria Vassileva and Maya Vinokour) (Columbia University Press, 2017)


    ·Igor Kholin, Kholin 66: Diaries and Poems, translated with Bela Shayevich (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017)