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The Department of Russian
6085 Reed Hall Room 201
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3562
Telephone: (603) 646-2070
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Department Chair
Professor John
Department Administrator
Karen DeRosa,

Barry P. Scherr

Mandel Family Professor of Russian

Barry Scherr

Emeritus Professor of Russian

211A Reed Hall
(603) 646-2628

Ph.D., University of Chicago, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Courses Taught

  • Russian language
  • Russian literature (nineteenth and twentieth centuries)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Humanities and Film

Research Interests

  • Versification
  • Narrative theory
  • Twentieth-century Russian prose,
  • Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Selected Publications

  • “An Odessa Odyssey: Vladimir Jabotinsky’s The Five.” Slavic Review, 70 (2011), no. 1, 94–115.
  • “Leonid Martynov, Boris Slutsky and the Politics of Rhythm.” Paragraph, 33 (2010), no. 2, 246-59.
  • “Čukovskij's Whitmans,” Russian Literature, 66 (2009), no. 1, 65-98.
  • “Don’t Shield the Original from the Reader”: Mikhail Gasparov on the Art of Translation.” Slavic and East European Journal, 52 (2008), no. 2, 236-53.
  • Formal’nye metody v lingvisticheskoi poetike II: Sbornik nauchnykh trudov, posviashchennyi 65-letiiu professora Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta M. A. Krasnoperovoi. [Formal methods in linguistic poetics, 2: A collection of articles dedicated to the 65th birthday of St. Petersburg University professor Marina Krasnoperova]. Ed. BarryP. Scherr and E. V. Kazartsev. St. Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburgskii gos. universitet, 2007. Pp. 208.
  • The Shining World: Exploring Aleksandr Grin's “Grinlandia”, by Barry P. Scherr and Nicholas Luker, with the collaboration of Simon Ellis. Nottingham: Astra Press, 2007. xviii + 189 pp.
  • “Settling Accounts with Russia’s Silver Age: Nabokov Writes Akhmatova,'’ The Russian Review, 65 (2006), no. 1, 35-52.
  • “The Russo-Japanese War and the Russian Literary Imagination.” In The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero. Ed. John W. Steinberg, Bruce W. Menning, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, David Wolff and Shinji Yokote. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. Pp. 425-46.
  • Eisenstein at 100: A Reconsideration. Ed. Al LaValley and Barry P. Scherr. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001. ix + 318 pp.
  • Maksim Gorky: Selected Letters. Edited, translated, and commentary by Andrew Barratt and Barry P. Scherr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. xxvi + 391 pp.

Last Updated: 6/25/13