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Helen Stuhr-Rommereim

Former Title VIII Research Scholar


    May 10, 2023 — August 10, 2023

    Wilson Center Projects

    Writing Radicalism: Representation as Fiction and Politics in Reform-era Russia

    Full Biography

    Helen Stuhr-Rommereim is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Swarthmore College. Her research focuses on the relationships between social history, political theory, Russia’s revolutionary social movements, and cultural representation—and, more broadly, on the history of Russian and Russophone literature. Helen is completing her first book, Democratizing Writing: Representation as Fiction and Politics in Reform-Era Russia, which examines how questions of aesthetic and political representation converge in prose works by the cohort of non-noble writers who came to prominence in Russia in the 1860s: the raznochintsy realists. Helen’s work has been published in Feminist German Studiesand The Russian Review, and is forthcoming in Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie. With Vadim Shneyder, she is co-editing a special issue of Russian Literature on “The Unknown 19th Century.” Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright program, American Councils, and others. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.