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Faculty Publications

slavic & eastern languages and literatures

Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

“Visions of Happiness: Daoist Utopias and Grotto Paradises in Early and Medieval Chinese Tales,” Utopian Studies (2009) 20.1.

“Poetry and Fictionality in Tang Records of Anomalies,” T’ang Studies 23/24 [backdated 2005–2006]: 91–117.

“Daoist Transcendence and Literati Identity in Records of Mysterious Anomalies by Niu Sengru (780–848),” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews 29 (2007): 1–21. 

[review of] Judith Zeitlin, The Phantom Heroine: Ghosts and Gender in Seventeenth-century Chinese Literature, Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews 30 (2008): 187–192.

[review of] Martin W. Huang. Negotiating Masculinities in Late Imperial China, Ming Studies 56 (2007): 94–101

[review of] Wilt L. Idema, Wait-yee Li, and Ellen Widmer, editors, Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature, Journal of Chinese Studies 46 (2006): 438–443.

M. J. Connolly

Kidnapping the Gospel. in: Netzer, Nancy: Sacred | secular. 11th-16th century. Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (McMullen Museum of Art/ Boston College) Chestnut Hill MA, 2006. pp.92-97, obj 77a-80 

Structural expression in the Armenian anaphora. in Connolly, M.J. [ed]: Armenian spirituality: A contextual study for our time. Papers from an international conference at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Geneva (Switzerland). (Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia) Antelia (Lebanon), in preparation.  

Language at prayer: Studies in the language of liturgy. in preparation, edc 2008  

A grammar for Classical Armenian. an updating of Antoine Meillet’s Altarmenisches Elementarbuch, in test use earlier work has included: text editions for the Carmina Burana (Boston Camerata) and the Latin motets of Joannes Ciconia (Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre); Latin legal pronunciations and foreign entries for Black’s law dictionary 5th and 6th editions.

Franck Salameh

Vous êtes Arabe, puisque je vous le dis! [“You’re an Arab if I say so!”] Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs I.1 (Spring 2006).52-57.

Middlebury’s Arabic Morass, Middle East Quarterly XIII.3 (Summer 2006).39-46.

Kahlil Gibran and the birth of the Lebanese national idea in late 19th-century Boston. Rocznik orientalistyczny 59.4 (Winter 2006), in press.

Arab nationalism, its rivals and the new Middle East (under submission)

An anthology of modern Levantine literature: In search of identity. (est 2008)

Maxim D. Shrayer


Bunin i Nabokov. Istoriia sopernichestva. (Bunin and Nabokov. A History of Rivalry). Moscow: Alpina Non-fiction, 2014 (cloth; ebook); 2nd edition 2015.

Leaving Russia: A Jewish StorySyracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013 (cloth; ebook). (The Library of Modern Jewish Literature.) Paperback forthcoming, 2017.
Finalist, 2013 National Jewish Book Awards, Modern Jewish Thought and Experience.

Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, by David Shrayer-Petrov. Edited, with notes and commentary, by Maxim D. Shrayer. Syracuse:
Syracuse University Press, 2014 (cloth; ebook). (The Library of  Modern Jewish Literature.)
Runner-up, the 2014 Edward Lewish Wallant Award.

Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration. (Syracuse UP) Syracuse NY, 2006.

Academic Articles

Pavel Antokolsky as a Witness to the Shoah in Ukraine and Poland. Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry 28 (2015): 540-556.

Ilya Ehrenburg’s January 1945 Novy mir cycle and Soviet Memory of the Shoah. In: Eastern European Jewish Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries: Identity and Poetics. Ed. Klavdia Smola. Munich-Berlin: Die Welt der Slaven Sammelbände, Verlag Otto Sagner, 2013, 191-209. [ ]

Sites and Sounds of Pomerania in Nabokov's WorldNabokov Online Journal 6 (2013). []

Il'ia Sel'vinskii, svidetel' Shoa (Ilya Selvinsky, Witness to the Shoah), Novyi mir 4 (2013), 146-166. []

‘Out of the Maelstrom: A Deferred History of Jewish-Russian Literature’ (review article: In a Maelstrom: The History of Russian-Jewish Prose (1860-1940), by Zsuzsa Hetényi). East European Jewish Affairs, 38.3 (December 2008). 

‘Sarda Resarta.’ AGNI Online (October 2007). 

‘Napoleon in San Marino.’ Southwest Review 92.2 (Spring 2007). 

Essays and creative writing

“Picking Mushrooms in America: A Jewish Immigrant Traditon.” Tablet Magazine 9 November 2016. []

“Am Talking to You Like King Solomon.” Jewish Review of Books (Fall 2015). [“Am Talking to You Like King Solomon.” Jewish Review of Books (Fall 2015).]

A Purim Shpil in Soviet Moscow.” Mosaic Magazine 29 February 2015z

Meetings with Jüri Arrak and the Artistic Spirit of Estonia,” Baltic Worlds 7.1 (April 2014): 78-82. [üriArrakBW2014.pdf ]

“Voskresnaia progulka.” Tr. from the English by the author. Snob 4 (June-August 2015), 128-135.  [ ]

A Genius in the Attic.” Tablet Magazine 22 April 2015. []

Ahlabustin, or Russians in Punta Cana.” Tablet Magazine 13 February 2015. ['

Literary Translations

Snow on the Ground,” six poems from the Russian of David Shrayer-PetrovFour Centuries: Russian Poetry in Translation 11 (2015), 18-22.  []

“Mimosa Flowers for Grandmother’s Grave”; “Trubetskoy, Raevsky, Masha Malevich, and the Death of Mayakovsky,” from the Russian of David Shrayer-Petrov. In: Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, by David Shrayer-Petrov, ed. by Maxim D. Shrayer. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2014. 157-168; 187-205.

Runner Begoon,” from the Russian of David Shrayer-Petrov. Four Centuries: Russian Poetry in Translation 7 (2014): 54-59. []

Mimosa Flowers for Grandmother’s Grave,” tr. from the Russian of David Shrayer-Petrov. Commentary 3 (2014). [ ]

Poems,” from the Russian of Ilya Ehrenburg. In: Eastern European Jewish Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries: Identity and Poetics. Ed. Klavdia Smola. Munich-Berlin: Die Welt der Slaven Sammelbände, Verlag Otto Sagner, 2013. 206-207.


‘In Search of Jewish-Russian Literature: A Historical Overview.’ Wiener Slawistischer Almanach 61 (2008). 

‘Aizman, David Iakovlevich’; ‘Bagritskii, Eduard Georgievich’; ‘Chernyi, Sasha’; ‘Iushkevich, Semen Solomonovich’; ‘Nadson, Semen Iakovlevich’; ‘Sapgir, Genrikh Veniaminovich’; ‘Selvisnkii, Ilia Lvovich’, all in The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Ed. Gershon David Hundert. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

‘The Gift to Stalin.’ In: The 20th Boston Jewish Film Festival, 5-6 November 2008. Program Book. Ed. Karen Propp. Boston, 2008.

An anthology of Jewish-Russian literature: Two centuries of dual identity in prose and poetry. 1801-2001. 2 vols. Edited, selected, cotranslated, and with introductory essays by Maxim D. Shrayer. (M.E. Sharpe) Armonk, NY, 2007.

Cynthia Simmons

Cynthia Simmons / Nina Perlina: Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women's diaries, memoirs, and documentary prose. (University of Pittsburgh Pr) Pitssburgh PA, 2002  

Andrei Bitov. Dictionary of literary biography: Russian prose writers after WWII (Bruccoli Clark Layman, Washington DC, 2004). pp.52-63  

Women’s work and the growth of civil society in post-war Bosnia. Nationalities papers 2007

forthcoming Andrei Bitov on ‘Russian Wealth’. International fiction review 2007 forthcoming.  

The culture of the Siege of Leningrad. in Stephen Norris / Helena Goscilo [edd]: St. Petersburg in Russian national consciousness. (Indiana UP) Bloomington IN, 2008 forthcoming.

Margaret Thomas  

Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics. (Routledge Pr) London, 2011

Universal grammar in second language acquisition: A history. (Routledge Pr) London, 2004  

Theories of second language acquisition: Three sides, three angles, three points Second Language Research 21 (2005).393–414  

Universal grammar in Roger Bacon and Martin Joos: Generative linguistics’ reading of the past. Historiographia Linguistica 29 (2002).341–380