Yuri Corrigan studies the intersections of philosophy, religion, and psychology in modern Russian and European literature, with a focus on the Russian nineteenth century. He is the author of Dostoevsky and the Riddle of the Self (2017), which examines Dostoevsky as a distinctive philosopher of the unconscious. He is working on two new books, the first a study of the high-stakes cultural struggle to define the human being in pre-revolutionary Russia (titled Soul Wars). The second, Chekhov as a Moral Thinker, explores the significance of Chekhov’s ethical thought both for our own time and for Russian and European culture at the fin de siècle.
Assistant Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature, Boston University