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Professor Edyta Bojanowska won the 2013-2014 ACLS Fedrick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship

Prof. Edyta Bojanowska won the American Council of Learned Societies' Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars.  She will spend the academic year 2013-2014 in residence at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.  She will be working on her second book, tentatively titled Empire and the Russian Classics (under contract with Harvard Univ. Press), about imperial themes in the works of major Russian writers of the 1850s to the 1900s.  The book will show that, far from an exotic setting in a handful of literary texts, empire was an enduring concern for all canonical writers of the tsarist era.  In the case of some of these writers, their engagement with the problem of empire is largely unknown. We know that the Russians have disagreed robustly about their nation.  This book will show how they have disagreed about their empire.