Boris Wolfson


Associate Professor and Chair of Russian, Amherst College

Center Associate
Modern Russian literature and culture: the Soviet 1930s
the turn of the 20th century
performance studies
history and the theory of modern drama
theater and film
private experience
self-writing and cultural institutions: diaries
oral histories.
Current Project
The Secret Lives of the Soviet Stage
Foreign Language


, Slavic Languages and Literatures
, University of California, Berkeley
Selected Publications

Russian Performances: Word, Object, Action, co-edited with Julie Buckler and Julie Cassiday, University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming 2018.

"The Double and Its Theater: Evgeny Schwartz's Andersen Plays," in Andersen and Russia, ed. Marina Balina, Ben Helman and Mads Sols Jensen (Southern Denmark UP, forthcoming 2018).

"The Performative Stakes of the Tchaikovsky Music Competition," in Russian Performances (q.v.), University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming 2018

Self and Theater in Stalinist Culture (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 2019)

“New Drama,” in Russian Literature Since 1991, ed. Evgeny Dobrenko and Mark Lipovetsky, (Cambridge UP, 2015) 268-283.