Hilde Hoogenboom

Assoc Professor, Russian
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

A literary historian was the Jesse Ball DuPont Fellow at the National Humanities Center and postdoctoral fellow in the Eurasia Program of the Social Sciences Research Council for her book, "Noble Sentiments and the Rise of Russian Novels" (University of Toronto Press, 2018), on the sentimental ideal of duty in noble culture and novels by men and women writers, most of whom were nobles. She is a resident associate 2017–18 at the National Humanities Center for her new project "Noble Rot: Corruption, Civil Society, and Literary Elites in Russia." Co-editor of two collections of essays on Russian women writers, she has written numerous articles on women, including on sentimental novels, Pushkin and Sophie Cottin; Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaia; George Sand in Russia; bio-bibliographic compilations of women in Europe; and on Vera Figner and Russian populist revolutionary autobiographies. Her introduction (2017) to Sofia Khvoshchinskaia’s "City Folk and Country Folk" (1863) is the first for a dozen translated women’s novels in the Russian Library series at Columbia University Press. Her research interests include 19th-century literature, sentimentalism and realism, women writers, Catherine the Great, life writing, noble culture, gender, and digital humanities. Besides 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature, she teaches intellectual history, civilization, and theater. "Memoirs of Catherine the Great," a new translation of Catherine the Great’s memoirs from French with a substantial introduction and commentary (Modern Library at Random House, 2005), is the first for which the translators consulted the original manuscripts in her own hand. Catherine’s final memoir (1794) is a political thriller about survival in the succession struggle at the Russian court, and a unique Enlightenment document. Meant for general and specialist readers alike, this book is supported by a grant from the National Humanities Center for research and teaching in the undergraduate classroom.

Education

  • Ph.D. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University 1996. Minors: Russian Intellectual History, Russian Area Studies, and Womens Studies. Dissertation:A Two-Part Invention:The Russian Woman Writer and Her Heroines from 1860 to 1917
  • IREX/ACTR research scholar, Gorky Institute for World Literature, Moscow 1992-1995 
  • M.Phil. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University 1992
  • Moscow State University, Moscow, IREX for Teachers of Russian 1991
  • Harriman Institute Certificate in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies,  Columbia University 1991
  • M.A. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University 1989. Essay: Childhood in Autobiographical Essays by Pasternak and Brodsky: Womb or Tomb?
  • Leningrad State University, Leningrad, CIEE 1984-1985
  • Leningrad State University, Leningrad, CIEE 1982
  • Middlebury College, Advanced Russian Program 1981
  • B.A., Williams College, Russian and English Literatures 1981
  • Universit�t Freiburg im Breisgau, German and Russian translation with Frau Svetlana Geier 1980

Research Interests

nineteenth-century literature in Russia, sentimentalism and realism, women writers, Catherine the Great, life writing, noble culture, gender, European book markets and quantitative, comparative literary studies or digital humanities.

 

 

Publications

Research Activity

  • Noble Sentiments and the Rise of Russian Novels. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2018)
  • The Sisters Khvoshchinskaia. Eds. Joe Andrew, Hilde Hoogenboom, and Arja Rosenholm.
  • Noble Rot: Corruption, Civil Society, and Literary Elites in Russia.
  • Proposal: Nineteenth-Century Russian Novels by Women in Translation, Russian Library series, Columbia UP; to oversee translations and introductions of a dozen novels over ten years

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
RUS 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
RUS 430 Russian Short Story
SLC 439 Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
RUS 439 Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
RUS 493 Honors Thesis
HON 494 Special Topics
RUS 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
RUS 322 Scandals and Scoundrels 19th C
HON 394 Special Topics
RUS 421 Pushkin
RUS 492 Honors Directed Study
RUS 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SLC 323 Russian Lit and Revolutn 20thC
RUS 323 Russian Lit and Revolutn 20thC
RUS 430 Russian Short Story
RUS 492 Honors Directed Study
RUS 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
SLC 202 Literary & Cultural Theory
RUS 492 Honors Directed Study
SLC 494 Special Topics
RUS 494 Special Topics
HST 494 Special Topics
RUS 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
RUS 425 Chekhov and Russian Drama
THE 425 Chekhov and Russian Drama
RUS 430 Russian Short Story
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
RUS 423 Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
SLC 494 Special Topics
RUS 494 Special Topics
ENG 494 Special Topics
RUS 590 Reading and Conference

Presentations

  • 2018 Organizer: The Bestsellers of the Eighteenth-Century International Literary Marketplace in Russia; Paper: Sentimental Bestsellers in Russia, X International Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, UK (SGECR), Strasbourg, July 6-11.
  • 2017 Roundtable organizer and presenter, Other Herzens, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), November.
  • 2017 Serfdom in Russian Novels: Evgenia Tur and Sofia and Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaia, American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), February 3
  • 2017 Panel discussant, Slavists as Biographers and Scholars of Life-Writing, AATSEEL, February
  • 2016 Chair and roundtable organizer: Russian, Eastern European, and European Networks of Women Writers and Translators, ASEEES
  • 2016 Chair, Damskaia literatura: Russia and the Genre of Popular Romance, ASEEES
  • 2015 Madame Genlis in Russia, panel organizer: The Digital Eighteenth Century, ASEEES
  • 2015 Panel discussant, Vasily Sleptsov: A Peculiarly Modern Sensibility, ASEEES.
  • 2015 Noble Sentiments: Nikolai Karamzin Translates and Sentimentalizes Madame de Genlis, 14th International Congress on the Enlightenment, International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), Rotterdam, July.

Honors/Awards

2017-18 Resident Associate, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (sabbatical), office and all library privileges

2008     NEH Summer Institute, NY Public Library: Russian & Soviet Visual Culture 1860-1935, $2,400

2002     British Academy Small Research Grant, Moscow and Riazan (Khvoshchinskys), $2,400

2001-3  National Humanities Center Lloyd Cotsen Scholarship & Teaching Grant (The Memoirs of Catherine the Great), $10,000

2001-2  Social Science Research Council, Eurasia Program Postdoctoral Research Grant, $24,000

2000-1  Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, $34,000

2000-1  IREX Individual Advanced Research Grant (declined), Moscow, $15,000

2000      IREX Short-Term Travel Grant, Moscow, $2,400

1998      IREX Short-Term Travel Grant, Moscow, $2,400

1997      IREX Short-Term Travel Grant, Moscow, $2,400

1996      IREX Short-Term Travel Grant, Moscow, $2,400

1996      NEH Summer Seminar, Amherst College: Gender and Identity in Russian Literature, $2,400

1996      ACLS Travel Grant to International Conferences, Bath, $1,000

1995      ACTR/ACCELS USIA Regional Scholar Exchange Fellowship, Moscow, $3,000

1992-3  IREX Independent Research Grant, Moscow, $12,000

1991    IREX for Teachers of Russian Grant, Moscow, $3,000

Editorships

2014-17           Editorial Board, Women Writers in History, Brill|Rodopi, Amsterdam

Professional Associations

<p>Modern Language Association (MLA)</p> <p>Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)</p> <p>Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)</p> <p>Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, US (ECRSA)</p> <p>Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, UK (SGECR)</p> <p>New approaches to European Women Writers (NEWW)</p>

Service

  • Grant Reviewer: National Humanities Center, 2008-; IREX Short-Term Research Grant 2002

    Manuscript reviewer: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2017; Columbia UP 2016-; Open Book Publishers 2011; Yale UP 2007; American Philosophical Society 2006; Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History; Clothing Cultures, Comparative Literature Studies; Jahrbücher für slawische Literatur, Kunst und Wissenschaft; PMLA; Russian Review; The Slavic and East European Journal

  • 2016-   Member, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU), Working Group: Women Writers in History

  • 2016-   Webmaster, Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association (ECRSA)

  • 2014-20           Board, Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

  • 2016-18           Chair, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Davis Travel Grant Committee

  • 2014-17           Editorial Board, Women Writers in History, Brill|Rodopi, Amsterdam

  • 2011      Committee, Belle de Zuylen Prize, Huygens Institute ING, The Hague

  • 2009-    Committee in Support of Slavic and Baltic Scholarship at the New York Public Library

  • 2009-13           Member, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action “Women Writers in History,” New approaches to European Women Writers (NEWW), Huygens ING, The Hague

  • 2006-8 President, Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association (ECRSA)

Work History

<p>2016-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Associate Professor, Arizona State University, SILC, Russian; Melikian Center affiliate</p> <p>2010-16&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, SILC, Russian; Melikian Center affiliate</p> <p>2005-10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Assistant Professor, University at Albany SUNY, Languages, Literatures &amp; Cultures</p> <p>2002-5&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Visiting Assistant Professor, Macalester College, German Studies and Russian</p> <p>1997-2002 Assistant Professor, Stetson University, Modern Languages, Russian Studies</p> <p>1995-7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Visiting Assistant Professor and Acting Chair, College of Wooster, Russian Studies</p> <p>1994-5&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Preceptor, Columbia University, Core Curriculum: Literature Humanities</p> <p>1990-1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lecturer, Princeton University, Slavic Languages and Literatures</p> <p>1989-92&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Preceptor, Columbia University, Core Curriculum, Slavic Languages and Literatures</p>