Victoria Somoff

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Russian


Reed, Room 204
HB 6085




  • M.A. Donetsk State University, Ukraine
  • M.A. University of California at Berkeley
  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Selected Publications

  • The Imperative of Reliability: Russian Prose on the Eve of the Novel, 1820s-1850s. Northwestern University Press, 2015.

  • "Nonresistance to Fiction: Archaic Folktale vs. Later Tolstoy." Slavic and Eastern European Journal 60:2 (Summer 2016), pp. 284-306.

  • "Alexander Veselovsky's Historical Poetics vs. Cultural Poetics: Remembering the Future." Ilya Kliger and Boris Maslov, eds., Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics, Fordham University Press, 2015.

  • "Morals and Miracles: The Case of AT 555, The Fisherman and His Wife." Forthcoming (2016) in Nancy Canepa, ed. Teaching Fairy Tales, Wayne State University Press.  


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