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Johan Wahlgren

Boris Lanin

Johan Peter Falck Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Russian Literature, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow.

Boris Lanin is Professor of Russian Literature at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS),
Moscow. He graduated with honors from Baku Slavic University in 1983, and received his
Candidate of Philology Degree in 1990.

After obtaining his Doctorate in Philology from Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1994,
Boris Lanin served as a visiting professor at the Kennan Institute and later at Woodrow Wilson
International Center (Washington, DC), at Institut d’études avancées de Paris, at the Hokkaido,
Stanford, Kobe, Waseda (Tokyo), and Saitama universities, and at Alfried Krupp Wissenschafts-
kolleg Greifswald. In 2018 he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished
Visiting Professor at the State University of New York, Potsdam. Lanin is a member of the
Scientific Board of Study Center Vasilij Grossman, Turin.

Recent publications include: The Prose of the Third Wave of Emigration (2018, 2nd rev. ed.) (in
Russian); “Revolution in Babel’s ‘Red Cavalry’ and Vasilii Grossman’s Stories” (in Russian
Culture under the Sign of Revolution, eds. V. Gretchko, SooHwan Kim, S. Nonaka, 2018) (in
Russian); “’Life and Fate’ in Theatre and Cinema” (in Grossman Studies: The Legacy of a Con-
temporary Classic, eds. M. Calusio, A. Krasnikova, P. Tosco, 2016) (in Russian); “Les traditions
classiques et les anti-utopies russes contemporaines” (in La Revue Russe, 43, 2014); “Vassilyi
Grossman’s Philosophical Ideas” (in Acta Slavica Iaponica, 36, 2015) (in Russian); “Stalin in
Grossman’s Prose” (in Herald of RUDN University: Literary Studies/ Journalism, 2014) (in
Russian) ; and Vladimir Sorokin and Victor Pelevin, a Hidden Dialog (with H. Kaizawa, 2015)
(in Japanese). Lanin’s literature textbooks for the 5th to the 11th grades are widely used at
secondary schools in the Russian Federation, with almost a million having been sold to date.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2019-20.