Assistant Professor of Russian
Alina Wyman specializes in 19th century Russian literature and 20th century critical theory. She is especially interested in the intersection of literature and philosophy. Her current work focuses on interpreting and extending the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and using them in innovative literary analysis.
She has published articles on Bakhtin, Dostoevsky and Gogol and is preparing a publication on Tolstoy’s controversial novella The Kreutzer Sonata. She is currently completing her first book, The Age of Empathy: Scheler, Bakhtin and Dostoevsky.
In addition to teaching all levels of Russian language, Professor Wyman offers a variety of courses in Russian literature and culture.
“The Specter of Freedom: Ressentiment and Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground.” Studies in East European Thought (2007) 59: pp.119-140.