Maxim D. Shrayer
Professor of Slavic/Eastern Languages and English
B.A., Brown University, 1989
M.A., Rutgers University (New Brunswick), 1990
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University, 1995
Lyons Hall 201 B
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
- Professor of Russian and English
- Co-director, Jewish Studies Program
- Specializes in Russian, Jewish, and Anglo-American literature, comparative literature, translation studies, and creative writing.
- EN175 - Jewish Writers in Russia & America
- EN227 - Classics/Russian Literature-English
- EN303 - Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
- EN675 - The Art and Craft of Literary Translation
- EN726 - Seminar: Exile and Literature
- EN775 - Nabokov
Additional Professional Information
Maxim D. Shrayer's English-language translations, prose, and poetry have appeared in AGNI, Commentary, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Salmagundi, Southwest Review, and other magazines. He is the author of 3 collections of Russian verse: Tabun nad lugom (Herd above the Meadow), 1990; Amerikanskii Romans (American Romance), 1994; and N'iukheivenskie sonety (New Haven Sonnets), 1998.
- I SAW IT; Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah. (Academic Studies Press (March 1, 2013).
- Yom Kippur in Amsterdam (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, Library of Modern Jewish Literature, October 2009)
- Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2007). Forthcoming.
- An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: Two Centuries of a Dual, 1801-2001, 2 vols. (Armonk, New York and London, M E Sharpe, 2007).
- David Shrayer-Petrov, Autumn in Yalta: A Novel and Three Stories, by David Shrayer-Petrov, edited and co-translated by Maxim D. Shrayer (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006).
- Jonah and Sarah: Jewish Stories of Russia and America, by David Shrayer-Petrov, edited and co-translated by Maxim D. Shrayer (Syracuse, Syracuse University Press, 2003).
- Russian Poet/Soviet Jew: The Legacy of Eduard Bagritskii (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
- Nabokov: Themes and Variations (St. Petersburg; Academic Project, 2000).
- The World of Nabokov's Stories (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1999).