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Anne Dwyer

Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of German and Russian
With Pomona Since: 2007
  • Expertise


    Anne Dwyer's research interests include Russian and German modernism; literary treatments of the multiethnic Romanov and Habsburg empires; biography and autobiography; and the history of critical theory. She is currently writing a book on the Soviet afterlife of Viktor Shklovsky and Russian formalism.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Russian literature
    • German literature
  • Work


    "Why I Teach Lolita." Inside Higher Ed. 18 May 2018.

    "Standstill as Extinction: Viktor Shklovsky’s Poetics of and Politics of Movement in the 1920s and 1930s." PMLA 131:2 (2016): 269-288.

    The Silly Parade and Other Topsy-Turvy Poems: Russian Folk Nursery Rhymes, Tongue Twisters, and Lullabies, retold by Anne Dwyer and illustrated by Nikolai Popov. San Francisco: Rovakada Publishing, 2016.

    "The Multilingual Pleasures of Slavic Worlds: Sacher-Masoch, Franzos, Freud," Comparative Literature, 65:2 (2013): 137-161.

    "Dostoevsky's Prison House of Nation(s): Genre Violence in Notes from the House of the Dead," Russian Review, 71:2 (2012): 209-225.

    "Of Hats and Trains: Cultural Traffic in Leskov's and Dostoevskii's Westward Journeys," Slavic Review 70:1 (2011): 67-93

    "Revivifying Russia: Literature, Theory, and Empire in Viktor Shklovsky's Civil War Writings," Slavonica 15, no. 1 (2009): 11-31.

    "Runaway Texts: The Many Life Stories of Iurii Trifonov and Christa Wolf," Russian Review, 64 (2005): 605-627.

    Translation from German: Bulgakowa, Oksana, Sergei Eisenstein: A Biography (Berlin: Potemkin Press, 2001)

  • Education


    University of California, Berkeley

    Master of Arts
    University of California, Berkeley

    Bachelor of Arts
    Carleton College

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Elementary Russian
    • Intermediate Russian
    • Russian 176—Everyday Life in the USSR (in Russian)
    • Russia: Empire and Ethnicity (in English)
    • Moscow-Berlin//Berlin-Moscow (in English; cross-referenced with German)
    • Vladimir Nabokov (in English)
    • Critical Inquiry Seminar: War and Peace
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    NEH Summer Stipend, Summer 2018

    Silver Medal at Independent Publisher Book Awards for The Silly Parade,  2018

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) Vienna, Austria October 2010 - March 2011

    UC Berkeley, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, 2007