Bradley A. Gorski
Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies
Bradley Gorski is assistant professor of Russian and East European Studies with a special focus on late- and post-Soviet literature and culture. He teaches a range of courses on 20th and 21st-century Russia; on international trends in modernity and modern aesthetics; and on the interactions among ideology, economics, and culture.
He has published on late-Soviet hipsters, post-Soviet historical fantasies, and medieval festivals in today’s Russia. He is also an active critic and reviewer of contemporary Russian literature for World Literature Today, Public Books, the Russian Review, and other publications.
He is currently at work on his book manuscript, Cultural Capitalism: Literature and Success after Socialism, which examines the changing technologies of literary creation, criticism, and consumption in post-Soviet Russia.
Professor Gorski holds a B.A. from Georgetown University (2007). After completing post-graduate work at St. Petersburg State University (2008), he received his M.A. (2012) and Ph.D. (2018) from Columbia University.
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian literature and literary culture, late- and post-Soviet subjectivity, sociology and anthropology of culture and cultural production, digital approaches to the humanities, posthumanism and affect studies
- Cultural Capitalism: Literature and Success after Socialism (book manuscript in progress)
- “Socialist Realism Inside-Out: Boris Akunin and Mass Literature for the Elites,” The Akunin Project, eds. Stephen Norris and Elena Baraban, Northwestern UP, forthcoming, 2019.
- “Black Sea Networks: Water-Based Studies, Metadata, and Artistic Praxis,” Russian Literature, Special Issue: “Digital Humanities and Russian and East European Literature,” 2019.
- “Enchanted Geographies: Aleksei Ivanov and the Aesthetic Management of Ural Identity,” in Russia’s Regional Identities, eds. Edith W. Clowes, Gisela Erbslöh, Ani Kokobobo, Routledge, 2018, pp. 160–85.
- “Manufacturing Dissent: Vassily Aksyonov, Stiliagi, and the Dilemma of Self-Interpretation,” Russian Literature, Special Issue: “Cultures of (Non-)Conformity: From Late Soviet Times to the Present,” Vol. 96–98 (May 2018), pp. 77–104.