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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Harriet Murav, Professor
Editor, Slavic Review

Harriet Murav


Phone: (217) 333-9275
Office: 3148 FLB


Ph.D., Stanford University, 1985

Major Interests

Russian culture, film, women's studies, theater, and 19th century literature; also Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies.

Selected Publications

New Research

"Marking Time: The Writing of David Bergelson," a study  of the Yiddish author  in the context of early twentieth century theoretical and artistic inquiries about memory, time, and consciousness, uses  the contrast between Henri Bergson's "creative evolution" and Freud's model of traumatic repetition as the theoretical point of departure. This project reads Bergelson's works as an experiment in the tragic contraction and creative dilation of time.