Dr. Svetlana Corwin

Associate Professor of English

svetlanacorwin@bac.edu

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B.A./M.A., Herzen State University
M.A., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., Emory University
  • EN400             The Rise of the Novel as a Genre 2016 – present
  • EN400             Short Fiction and Related Genres 2017 – present
  • EN305             Introduction to the Studies of Literature 2017 – present
  • EN309             Literary Criticism 2011 – present
  • EN400             Special Topic in Literature: Dostoevsky Fall 2012-present
  • RH 101, 102   Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar, Fall 2011-present
  • EN211-212      Masterpieces of Western Literature, 2011- present
  • FYS 101          First-Year Symposium: An Introduction to Liberal Arts Education, Fall 2008 – present
Presentations

  •  “The Christian View of the Human Person through the Lens of Dostoyevsky,” invited talk at the Faith and Reason Lecture Series in the Cathedral of St. Paul, Minneapolis, November 4, 2014.
  • “On the Mystical Foundation of Moral Law and Freedom in F. M. Dostoevsky’s Fiction”
  • Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Convention, Washington, DC, Sep. 27-29, 2013.
  • “Vittoria, vittoria!: Olga Sedakova’s Memorial to Lyric Poetry” Christianity and Literature Conference, April 11-13, 2013 Covenant College, GA.
  • “Metanoia in Patrick Süskind’s The Pigeon” BAC: Transformations in Literature, June 22-24, 2012.
  • Taking a Second Look at The Double: The Revised Ending of The Double as “Eucatastrophe.” Christianity and Literature Conference, April 12-14, 2012 Andersen University, SC.
  •  “Uncanny Aesthetics in Heart of Darkness” the 125th MLA Convention, Philadelphia PA, Dec. 27-30.
  • “Domestic Disturbance: Labyrinthine Writing Through Trauma in Pelevin’s The Helmet of Horror
  • 2009 AATSEEL Meeting, Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia PA, Dec. 27-30
  • “The Uncanny Child: Estranged Perception in the Poetic Prose of R. M. Rilke and Boris Pasternak” Southern Conference on Slavic Studies 46th Annual Meeting Emory University, March 27-29, 2008
  • “The Uncanny in Pasternak’s Detstvo Luvers” Annual conference of AAASS November 2003
  • “Solzhenitsyn’s Mission of Memory” Literature and Democracy Conference at Emory University November 2001
  • “The Uncanny Affairs of the Past in Pushkin’s ‘The Queen of Spades’” Annual conference of AAASS November 2002
  • “Non-remembering in Akhmatova’s Poem Without a Hero.”  Critical Moments in History ILA Conference, Emory University, March 28-30, 2003

Publications 

  • Solzhenitsyn, A. I. (introductory entry), accepted for publication in The Belmont Abbey College Reader, 2014.
  • “On the Mystical Foundation of Moral Law and Freedom in F. M. Dostoevsky’s Fiction” (accepted for publication in FCS Quarterly )
  • “Medzhibovskaya’s Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time Review” published in 17.1-2 issue of Religion and the Arts. “Dostoevsky, F. M. Entry” published in Encyclopedia of Catholic social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, vol. 3, The Scarecrow Press, INC.: Lanham, 2012.
  • “Tolstoy, L. N. Entry” published in Encyclopedia of Catholic social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, vol. 3, The Scarecrow Press, INC.: Lanham, 2012.
  • “Letters from Tula”: Mourning and Reintegration in Boris Pasternak’s Short Prose(accepted and pending for publication in Canadian American Slavic Studies).
  • Uncanny Abductions: Divine and Demonic Otherness in Boris Pasternak’s “Aerial Ways” (accepted and pending for publication in Canadian American Slavic Studies).
  • Member of FCS since 2013.
  • Member of CCL since 2012.
  • Faculty Representative for Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society since 2011.
  • Member of the following organizations: MLA, AATSEEL, AAASS, The Joseph Conrad Society of America since 2008.
  • Member of the following committees at Belmont Abbey College:
  • 1) Discipline 2008-2010, 2) Cuthbert Allen Lecture Series 2009 – present, and 3) Admissions 2009 – present, 4) Honors Institute Steering Committee 2009-10.
  • English Tutor at the Student Resource Center of Belmont Abbey College, 2008.
  • Graduate Assistant for Prof. Elena-Glazov Corrigan, Chair of the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) at Emory, during the Summer Program at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, June – July 2003.
  • Participant in the “Memory and Memorialization” Seminar for Faculty and Graduate Students who are in the process of writing their dissertation, organized by Prof. Angelika Bammer, ILA at Emory,  2003-2004.
  • Participant in the “Reading Europe” Seminar for Faculty and Graduate Students who are in the process of writing their dissertation, organized by Prof. Angelika Bammer, ILA,  Fall 2003.
  • Organizer of the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Colloquiums at the Program of Comparative Literature, 2002-2004.
  •      Core Member of the committee organizing the Graduate Student Conference at ComparativeLiterature, entitled “Literature and Democracy”, Emory University, 2001.
  • Assistant for the General Reserves and Circulation Departments at the Woodruff Library at Emory University, Spring 1999 – 2003.
  • Assistant for the Russian Books Acquisitions Department at the Woodruff Library at Emory University, Fall 2000 – 2007 (director Tarina Rosen).
  • Writing Center Tutor, Appalachian State University, 1998-1999.
  • Summer Conference Center coordinator, Appalachian State University, June-August 1999