Please see my CV for a complete list of publications, works in progress, and other projects.
“Lard, Macaroni, and the Mundane: Food as Metapoetic Device in Ivan Blatný’s Bixley Remedial School.” Accepted at The Slavic and East European Journal. Expected Vol. 64 (2020).
“Embodied Language in Sasha Sokolov’s A School for Fools.” The Slavonic and East European Review 93.3 (2019): 426-450.
“‘Return That Which Does Not Belong to You’: Mikhail Shishkin’s Borrowings in Maidenhair. The Russian Review 78.2 (2019): 300-321.
"Conceptual Blending, Ambiguous Conclusions, and Nabokov's ‘Signs and Symbols.’” Nabokov Online Journal 12 (2018): 1-22.
“The Distorted Images and Realities of Andrei Bitov’s Literary Photographs.” Russian Review 77.2 (2018):259-278.
“Reading the Body: Corporeal Imagery, Language, and Identity in Ivan Blatný’s Pomocná škola Bixley.” Slovo a smysl / Word & sense 23 (2015): 128-38.
“Kavalerov and Dedalus as Rebellious Sons and Artists: Yury Olesha’s Dialogue with Ulysses in Envy.” The Slavic and East European Journal 58.4 (2014): 606-25.
EDITED BOOK CHAPTER
“Cognitive Play in Daniil Kharms’ ‘Blue Notebook №10.’” The Linguistic Worldview: Ethnolinguistics, Cognition, and Culture. Eds. A. Glaz, P. Lozowski, and D. Danaher. London: Versita, 2013. 115-34. -- Open Access via De Gruyter
Doucette, Siobhan. Books Are Weapons: The Polish Opposition Press and the Overthrow of Communism. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2017. The Polish Review. Solicited review. Forthcoming.
Sokolov, Sasha. Between Dog and Wolf. Trans. Alexander Boguslawski. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. SEEJ 61.2 (2017). Forthcoming.
Zamyatin, Yevgeny. The Sign and Other Stories. Trans. John Dewey. Dorset, UK: Brimstone Press, 2015. SEEJ 61.2 (2017): 363-4.
Wozniuk, Vladimir, ed. and trans. The Annotated “WE”: A New Translation of Evgeny Zamiatin’s Novel. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh UP, 2015. SEEJ 59.4 (2015): 633-4. Solicited review.
Curtis, J.A.E.,The Englishman from Lebedian': A Life of Evgeny Zamiatin. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013. SEEJ 58.4 (2014): 724-5.
Leving, Yuri, ed. Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov’s Puzzles, Codes, “Signs and Symbols.” London: Continuum Books, 2012. SEEJ 57.3 (2013): 486-8.
Malikova, Maria. “Authorial Identity.” Nabokov in Context. Eds. David M. Bethea and Siggy Frank. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 59-68.
Bliumbaum, Arkadii . “Civilization, Irony, Neurasthenia: Anti-Semitic Discourse in the Writings of Alexander Blok.” Reframing Russian Modernism. Ed. Irina Shevelenko. University of Wisconsin Press, 2018. Forthcoming.
ESSAYS AND BLOG POSTS
“Volga Nightmares: On Teaching Sasha Sokolov’s Between Dog and Wolf.” The Columbia University Press Blog. September 2019. https://www.cupblog.org/2019/09/20/jose-vergara-on-teaching-one-of-the-worlds-worst-detective-stories/
“You Don’t Have To Live Like a Refugee: On Metaphors and Narratives of Displacement.” The Los Angeles Review of Books. June 2019. https://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/dont-live-like-refugee-metaphors-narratives-displacement/.
“In Memoriam — Gennady Barabtarlo.” The Nabokovian. March 2019. https://thenabokovian.org/node/35627.
“Difficult Lessons: Remembering Andrei Bitov (1937-2018).” The Los Angeles Review of Books. December 2018. https://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/difficult-lessons-remembering-andrei-bitov-1937-2018/.
“The Public Humanities, Prison Education, and Our Hidden Interlocutors.” The Slavic and East European Blog. Special forum on the Public Humanities. July 2018. Editor solicited. http://u.osu.edu/seej/2018/07/12/the-public-humanities-prison-education-and-our-hidden-interlocutors/.