Elizabeth Blake, Ph.D.

Russian Division Coordinator ; Assistant Professor of Russian


Ph.D. Slavic Literatures and Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 2001
B.A. French and Russian Studies, The College of William and Mary, 1992

Practice Areas

  • Dostoevsky and Tolstoy Studies
  • Literature of Empire and Exile (Russian, Polish, French)
  • Russian Orthodoxy and Polish/French Catholicism
  • Russian and East European Drama and Film Studies
  • Gender Studies

Research Interests

Blake took a break from her archival research to photograph the record-breaking snowfalls in the heart of Moscow, still decked in New Year’s decorations. Here life continues as usual with Lenin and Stalin posing for photographs, visitors shopping at GUM, the faithful stopping by St. Basil’s, and St. Vladimir keeping watch over the city center.

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