My name is Basil Lvoff -
или Василий Львов, если мы общаемся по-русски.
I am a Doctoral Candidate in
Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
This year, I will defend my dissertation titled The Problem of Literary Development in Russian Formalism and Digital Humanities. You may read about it on the Scholarship page, as well as about my earlier dissertation on the Russian Formalists' literary journalism, defended in 2015 at Moscow State University, my alma mater.
It is on the same Scholarship page that you will find a list of my peer-reviewed publications, many of them available for download, as well as invited lectures, conferences, the events I organized, etc.
In Teaching, you may read about more than twenty courses I have taught at Columbia University, Hunter College, and Baruch College, inluding Russian 18th - 21st century literature, 9th-21 century Russian history, and Russian language.
In Creative Writing, you may find my literary essays and poetic translations.
The section Film describes my work as a writer in documentary filmmaking, as well as our student engagement project with Olga Lvoff: Moving Lyrics--an international poetry-based film festival of students' short films.
Finally, the Blog will feature some inspired, yet more intuitive and impressionistic thoughts of mine. And if you'd like to get in touch, I am at your service.