Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Jonathan Bolton's research crosses back and forth between literary studies and history. His book Worlds of Dissent combines approaches from both disciplines to offer a new approach to the dissident movements in East Central Europe under Communism. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Czech literature, history, and culture, as well as comparative European literatures more generally.
Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, The Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture under Communism (Harvard UP, 2012). Czech translation: Světy disentu: Charta 77, Plastic People of the Universe a česká kultura za komunismu, trans. Petruška Šustrová (Academia, 2015).
Nový historismus [New Historicism] (Host, 2007).
In the Puppet Gardens: Selected Poems, 1963–2005, by Ivan Wernisch, translated by Jonathan Bolton (Michigan Slavic Publications, 2007).