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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
Thérèse Perin-Deville,
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Victoria Somoff


Victoria Somoff

Assistant Professor of Russian, Department of Russian Language & Literature
211 Reed Hall
(603) 646-2671

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Slavic Languages and Literatures; M.A. Donetsk State University, Ukraine; M.A. University of California at Berkeley

Courses Taught

  • Slavic Folklore: Vampires, Witches, and Firebirds (Russian 13)
  • Russian Literature of the Golden Age in Translation (Russian 31)
  • Beginning Russian

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
  • Realism and the Rise of the Russian Novel
  • Russian and European Novel
  • Russian Drama
  • Narrative Theory
  • Folk Narrative: Myth, Fairy Tale, Fable
  • Russian Heritage Speakers
  • Tongue-twisters

Selected Publications and Conferences

  • Online learning activities for V Puti, O. Kagan, F. Miller and G. Kudyma, (2006)
  • "On the Metahistorical Roots of the Fairytale," Western Folklore, 61 (Fall 2002) 277-294.
  • "Proizvedenie morali: analiz basni" (Production of Morality: Analysis of the Fable), Voprosy literatury, 2 (1998) 97-120.
  • "Chudo kak sobytie v slove" (Miracle as a Narrative Event), Voprosy literatury, 1 (1997) 103-116.

Last Updated: 12/10/14