Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages:
Phone: +1 401 863 3972
Michal Oklot works in Russian and Polish literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Gogol and his continuators. He has also particular interests in Slavic history of ideas, Central European Modernism, and literary theory.
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).
PhD Northwestern University