Stetson University

Michael A. Denner

Associate Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and Director of the University Honors Program

Michael Denner is the director of the University Honors Program, director of Stetson's Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal, an annual refereed journal.

Education

  • Ph.D., Slavic languages and literatures, Northwestern University
  • B.A. with high distinction, Indiana University

Course Topics

  • Russian language, literature, film and culture

Publications

  • "The Proletarian Lord: Tolstoy among the Bolsheviks," 1917-1921, in Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy, Cambridge University Press (2010)
  • "Be not afraid of greatness: Leo Tolstoy and Celebrity," a Journal of Popular Culture 44:4 (2009)
  • "Dusting off the Couch (and Discovering the Tolstoy Connection in Shklovsky's 'Art As Device')," a Slavic and East European Journal 52.3 (2008)
  • "Tolstoy Yearbook," a publication of the State Tolstoy Museum in Moscow
  • "The First Russian Color Photoportrait," Tolstoy Studies Journal Website (2004)
  • "Accidental Art: L. N. Tolstoy's Practical Poetics of Unintentionality, Philosophy and Literature," 27:2 (2003)
  • Tolstoy Filmography (filmography of films based on works by L. N. Tolstoy), Tolstoy Studies Journal Website (2003)
  • "The Advantage of Doing Nothing," Tolstoy Studies Journal, Vol. XIII (2001)
  • "Resistance Is Futile, but Nonresistance Might Work: The East and Russia in Tolstoi's Political Imagination, 1905-1910," Kritika (Winter 2015, forthcoming).
  • "Introduction," in Tolstoy on Screen. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
  • "What, Then, Shall We Do?' and Tolstoy's Emergence as a Radical Social Thinker," in Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century. (under contract, Northern Illinois University Press).
  • "The Proletarian Lord: Tolstoy among the Bolsheviks, 1917-1921," in Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy, Cambridge University Press (2010).
  • "'Be not afraid of greatness': Leo Tolstoy and Celebrity," Journal of Popular Culture (2009).
  • "Dusting off the Couch (and Discovering the Tolstoy Connection in Shklovsky's "Art As Device")," Slavic and East European Journal (2008).
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