Michael Denner

Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Michael Denner is a professor of Stetson's program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal, an annual refereed journal.

  • PhD, Slavic languages and literature, Northwestern University
  • BA with high distinction, Indiana University


Michael Denner

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Areas of Expertise

  • Russia, East European and Eurasian studies
  • Russian language

Course Sampling

  • Russian language, literature, film and culture

  • "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," aJournal 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).