Maxwell Parlin

Position
Postgraduate Research Associate
Role
Lecturer
Degrees

BA, Russian, Duke University (2015) 

MA, Russian Literature and Culture, Princeton University (2017)

PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University (2022)

Bio/Description

Year Begun: 2015

Research Interests

 

 

My research explores the confluence of literature, philosophy, and religion. Specific areas of interests include: 19th-century Russian literature, especially Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and their comparison; Kierkegaard and Existentialism; and “Athens and Jerusalem,” or Hellenism and Hebraism. My dissertation, “Dostoevsky via Kierkegaard: Interrelations of the Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious,” interprets Dostoevsky’s major fiction through the lens of Kierkegaard’s thought.

Publications

 

 

“Three Levs Nikolaevich: Tolstoy, Myshkin, Odoevtsev: Dostoevsky’s The Idiot in Light of Andrei Bitov’s Pushkin House.The Dostoevsky Journal: A Comparative Literature Review 22.1 (2021): 124-49.

 

“From Phonetics to Philosophy: Pasternak’s Translation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73.” Slavic and East European Journal 62.2 (2018): 401-418.