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Gregory Carleton
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Gregory Carleton

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests
Twentieth-Century/Contemporary Russian Literature and Culture; Narratives of War, Russian and Comparative; Reception studies; Sexuality

Major Publications


  • Russia: the Story of War
    Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
  • Sexual Revolution in Bolshevik Russia
    Pittsburgh University Press 2005
    [Nominated in 2006 as the best book in Russian Literature and Cultural Studies
    by the American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European
  • The Politics of Reception: Critical Constructions of Mikhail Zoshchenko
    Northwestern University Press, 1998

Published Articles

  • "A Russia Born of War." The Roots of Nationalism: National Identity Formation in Early
    Modern Europe, 1600-1815
    , ed. Lotte Jensen (Amsterdam University Press, 2016):
  • "Russian Fiction at War." The Long Aftermath: Historical and Cultural Legacies
    of Europe at War (1936-1945)
    , ed. Manuel Braganca and Peter Tame (Berghahn Books,
    2015): 358-372.
  • "Forever a Time of Troubles." History Today (February, 2015): 28-35.
  • "Ninth Company." The Russian Cinema Reader. Vol. 2 "The Thaw to the Present." Ed.,
    Rimgaila Salys (Academic Studies Press, 2013): 324-329.
  • "Sunday Lessons." History Today (December, 2011): 30-37.
  • "History Done Right. War and the Dynamics of Triumphalism in Contemporary Russian Culture," Slavic Review (70.3/2011): 615-636.
  • "Victory in Death: Annihilation Narratives in Russia Today," History & Memory (21.3/2010): 135-168.
  • "A Tale of Two Wars. Sex and Death in Ninth Company and Cargo 200." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema. (3.2, 2009): 215-228
  • "Escaping the Past? Re-reading Soviet Satire from the 21st Century." Reflective Laughter: Aspects of Humour in Russian Culture, ed. Lesley Milne (Anthem Press, 2004): 97-108
  • "Mikhail Mikhailovich Zoshchenko," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 272: Russian Prose Writers Between the Wars (Thomson-Gale, 2003) 15,000 word entry.
  • "At the Funeral of the Living: the Concept of the Living Person and the Formation of the Hero in Early Socialist Realism." The Socialist Realist Canon, ed. E. Dobrenko, H. Gunther. St. Petersburg, 2000: pp. 339-351 [written/published in Russian]
  • "Writing-Reading the Sexual Revolution in the Early Soviet Union." Journal of the History of Sexuality (8.2, 1997): 229-255.
  • "The Figure of the Mass Reader in Early Soviet Literature: Artificial Interpretive Communities
    and Critical Practice." Critical Studies in Mass Communication. 12.1 (1995): 1-22.
  • "Genre in Socialist Realism." Slavic Review 53.4 (1994): 992-1009.

Selected Courses

  • War Stories
  • Warrior Nations:  Russia and the United States
  • Stalinism
  • Love and Sexuality in World Literature (co-taught with Prof. Charles Inouye)