Michal Oklot holds his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Northwestern University. His research interests are in Russian and Polish modernism, and he has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, with contributions on Gogol, Chekhov, Rozanov, Shestov, Schulz, and Gombrowicz. His current work specificies a tradition of Russian literature and speculative thought which offers alternative conceptions of materialism and matter. His book, Phantasms of Matter in Gogol (and Gombrowicz) , was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2009. Prior to coming to Brown he taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Slavic), the American University in Cairo (Comparative and English Literature), and the University of Warsaw (Sociology).
"Избавь нас от беса полуденна"... и Гоголя: Был ли символизм Белого хорошим средством от меланхолии?.
2017; : 534-46.
|Apocalypse Lef and Right: Bloch's and Rozanov's Renunciation of the Future. Poetics Today. 2016; 37 (3) : 387-414.|
Dostoevsky's Angel--Still an Idiot, Still beyond the Story: The Case of Kalganov.
2016; : 267-289.
|“Poeticheskaia ontologia komentarii. Dialog s Rozanovym v ‘Razgovore o Dante’ O. Mandel'shtama” [Poetic Ontology of the Commentary: Dialogue with Rozanov in Mandelstam’s ‘Conversation about Dante’]. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal [Literary Studies Journal]. 2015; 37 : 131-154.|
|Oklot, Michal Gombrowicz’s Kronos : The Pornography of Aging . Slavonica. 2013; 19 (2) : 105-127.|
|Oklot, M. Nabokov, Incestuously. Novel: A Forum on Fiction. 2013; 46 (1) : 162-168.|
|Oklot, Michal Dissecting the Toad: Unpacking Shestov’s Thought on Gogol Through Rozanov. Slavonica. 2012; 18 (1) : 1-22.|
|Possibility of Phantasmagoria with Hippopotamuses. Matter in Gombrowicz. 2012; : 392-406.|
Isteriia, glupost’ i beskonechnost’. Iskushenie sviatogo Khomy” [Hysteria, Stupidity and Infinity: The Temptation of Saint Khoma].
2011; : 179-192.
'Expanding in Blackness': The Concepts of Possibility and Potentiality in Nabokov, Gombrowicz (and Rozanov).
The Other Shore: Slavic and East European Cultures. 2010; 1 (1) : 75-103.
'Tree of Life' and 'Dead Waters': Why was Rozanov Afraid of Chekhov.
2010; : 63-90.
Phantasms of Matter in Gogol (and Gombrowicz).
2009; Scholarly Series
|RUSS 0200 - Introductory Russian|
|RUSS 0320C - Demons and Angels in Russian Literature|
|RUSS 1340 - The Russian Novel|
|RUSS 1720 - Decadent Identities|
|RUSS 1840 - Nabokov|
|RUSS 1885 - Literature and Art of the Russian Avant-Garde|
|RUSS 1895 - Bakhtin, Formalism, and Soviet Avant-Garde Aesthetics|
|SLAV 1790 - Ukraine and the Idea of Central Europe in Literature|