Helen Stuhr-Rommereim

Helen Stuhr Rommereim

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Lecturer in Slavonic and Russophone Literatures and Cultures
University of St Andrews, Scotland

Entered Fall 2015

Helen Stuhr-Rommereim is a Lecturer in Slavonic and Russophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and M.A. in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London prior to completing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Penn. She previously taught at Swarthmore College.

Helen is currently completing her monograph, Gravediggers of Realism: Proletarian Writers in Russian Literature, 1857-1878. Her second major research project focuses on configurations of the “masses” in Imperial Russian literature, periodical press, and popular theater, and the concurrent development of widespread cultures of political revolt on the eve of the 1905 revolution.

Helen's work has been published in Feminist German Studies, The Russian Review, and 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 the Kennan Institute.

Helen has been an editor at Full Stop magazine since 2013. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in the LA Review of Books, The Harvard Review, and the NYU Jordan Center’s All the Russias’ Blog. She coordinates “The Other 19v,” an online reading group for minor nineteenth-century Russian authors.