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Chloë Kitzinger

Image of Professor Chloë Kitzinger, smiling. Dr. Kitzinger is an associate professor of Russian at Rutgers University.

Chloë Kitzinger is an Associate Professor of Russian at Rutgers University, where she is also affiliated with the Program in Comparative Literature. She is currently serving as Acting Director of the Program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures. She received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley, and also holds an M.A. in Russian from Middlebury College. Before arriving at Rutgers, she was a Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows. Her research focuses on the Russian, European, and American novel and on narrative and literary theory; other academic interests include translation studies and science fiction. She is the author of Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel (Northwestern University Press, 2021), as well as articles on Vladimir Nabokov, Andrei Bely, Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Zora Neale Hurston, and narrative realism and television, among other topics. She is at work on two book projects: “Dostoevsky’s Afterlives” (a study of Dostoevsky’s early 20th century reception in translation) and “Seers of Flesh and Spirit: Russian Symbolist Writings on Dostoevsky and Tolstoy,” co-edited with Lindsay Ceballos and D. Brian Kim (an anthology of new translations of Russian Symbolist literary criticism, under advance contract with Amherst College Press).

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