Mikhail Epstein

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature


Research Interests: Russian literature and intellectual history, Postmodern philosophy, semiotics, discourse of love, ideas and electronic media, interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities.

Office: 312 Modern Languages Building

Phone: 404-727-2594

Email: russmne@emory.edu


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Russian Postmodernism: New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Culture (with Alexander Genis and Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover (of 28 chapters, 19 are written by this author), 580 pp. (2016),  From Knowledge to Creativity: How the Humanities Can Change the World (in Russian), Moscow,  2016, Poetry and Superpoetry: On the Variety of Creative Worlds (in Russian). S.–Petersburg,  2016, The Irony of the Ideal: Paradoxes of Russian Literature (in Russian, 2015), From Homo Soveticus to the Bobok Character: Politics on the Edge of Grotesque (in Russian, 2015), Religion after Atheism: New Possibilities for Theology (in Russian, 2013), The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto (2012), PreDictionary: Experiments in Verbal Creativity (2011), " " (2011), Russian Spirituality and the Secularization of Culture (2011). Amerussia. Selected Essays (2007), Cries in the New Wilderness: from the Files of the Moscow Institute of Atheism (2002), Transcultural Experiments: Russian and American Models of Creative Communication (with E. Berry, 1999), Russian Postmodernism: New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Culture (with A. Genis and S. Vladiv-Glover,1999), After the Future: The Paradoxes of Postmodernism and Contemporary Russian Culture (1995), The Philosophy of Body (in Russian, 2006), Word and Silence: The Metaphysics of Russian Literature (in Russian 2006), Mapping Blank Spaces: On the Future of the Humanities (in Russian, 2004), The Philosophy of the Possible: The Modalities in Thought and Culture (in Russian, 2001).