Andrew A. Whittington-Biehle

Graduate Student

Andrew works primarily on Russian 19th- and 20th-century Russian prose. He received a B.A. in Russian and Eurasian studies from Bard College. His senior thesis explored the claim of Soviet author, Varlam Shalamov, that he was the heir to the Pushkinian literary tradition. Soon after, Andrew received an M. A. In Comparative literature from Dartmouth College. In his master’s essay, he sought to lay the groundwork for a psychoanalytic model for the study of literature based on the thinking of British psychoanalyst, Wilfred R. Bion.

His scholarly interests also include, among others, the development of the Russian literary tradition, its early reliance on and eventual departure from Western models (in particular, the French model), Russian and Soviet imperialism, theories of prose, and the poetics of water in Russophone literature. Andrew works in English, Russian and French.