…Association of Slavic and East European and Eurasian Studies
Centre for Medieval Literature (University of Southern Denmark and University of York)
Early Slavic Studies Association
International Association of Teachers of Czech
Medieval Academy of America
Medieval Central Europe Research Network
Modern Language Association…
…ag, 2008 (232 pp. + viii)
(with Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov) Speculum Slaviae Orientalis: Muscovy, Ruthenia and Lithuania in the Late Middle Ages, UCLA Slavic Studies, n.s., IV, Moscow: Novoe Izdatel’stvo, 2005 (256 pp.)
“Language as Artifact: The Practice of Etymologia in the Narratives about the Origin of the Slavs,” in Etymology and Wordplay in Medieval Literatures, Disputatio 30, ed. Mikael Males, forthcoming at Brepols
“From Sinai to California: the Trajectory of the Greek NT Manuscript 712 from the UCLA Special Collections (170/347),” Special Issue. Collecting Histories, ed. Lynn Ransom, The Journal of Manuscript Studies 2 (2016): 216–34.
“Etymological Argumentation as a Category of Historiographic Th…
I am a scholar of cultural, religious and intellectual history, early modern and medieval literary and linguistic culture. My publications and research are concerned with the cultural space of eastern, central, and southern Europe, particularly, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Bohemia, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, and Rus. In research and teaching, I deal with topics that include the history of and approaches to language, writing, and literacy; pre-modern historical writing and historical methods; Slavic (Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Latin) and Greek paleography and cryptography; projects and theories of universal language; and Russian medieval and modern literature and culture. As a medievalist, I am convinced that the mapping of pre-modern Europe into the modern East – West divide creates unnecessary gaps between fields of knowledge that are inherently interconnected and impedes a dialogue between scholars who find themselves working in artificially bounded sub-disciplines. In my research and professional service I try to remedy this situation. In my teaching, I examine medieval literary and historical topics in the context of modern society and help students see their importance in the development of contemporary culture, politics, and social norms. I focus on the study of reading strategies of imaginative texts that leads to the advanced understanding of literature as part of cultural history.