Russian Language & Literature Faculty

Alina Wyman
Assistant Professor of Russian

Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago

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.







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Six students received Fulbright awards for study and research in Germany, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and Sweden in 2013, and four were awarded in 2012. A record eight students received Fulbrights in the previous year for Namibia, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany, Mexico and Malaysia.

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