Research Expertise and Interest

Russian poetry from the 18th century to contemporary, lyric theory, nature lyric, Pushkin, Russian literature and art of the 18th and 19th centuries; Derzhavin, Turgenev; history and literature; historical novel

Research Description

Luba Golburt is an associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature.  Her award-winning book The First Epoch: The Eighteenth Century and the Russian Cultural Imagination (2014) traced how the emergence of epochal consciousness and historicism in the Romantic era contributed to the perception of a substantive divide between the cultures of the 18th century and the new modernity ushered in by the Romantics.  She is currently at work on a book project provisionally titled The Russian Nature Lyric and coediting The Oxford Handbook of Russian Poetry.

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