Mark Lipovetsky

Professor of Russian Studies

MARK LIPOVETSKY is a professor of Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University. His research interests are diverse and include Russian postmodernism, New Drama, Soviet literary and cinematic tricksters, Soviet underground culture as well as various aspects of post-Soviet culture. He is the author of twelve monographic books and more than a hundred articles. He also co-edited twenty collections of articles on Russian literature and culture of the 20th-21st centuries, including a volume of articles on Vladimir Sorokin. Among his books, Charms of Cynical Reason: The Transformations of the Trickster Trope in Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture (2011) and Postmodern Crises: From Lolita to Pussy Riot (2017). He is one of coauthors of the Oxford history of Russian literature (2018). In 2022, Lipovetsky published a monograph A Guerilla Logos: The Project of Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov (co-authored with Ilya Kukulin); he also curated the publication of Prigov’s five-volume collected works at NLO Press in Moscow. Lipovetsky is a recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages award for the outstanding contribution to scholarship (2014) and Andrey Belyi Prize (2019). At Columbia University, Lipovetsky runs the Contemporary Culture Series that includes talks, conversations and symposia on most significant aspects of contemporary Russophone culture.

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