Basil Lvoff

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at GC CUNY. I also have a Ph.D. in Literary Criticism from Moscow State University’s School of Journalism. My current dissertation compares the 1920s debate among the Russian Formalists over quantitative methods of literary scholarship with the ongoing debate about digital humanities in America.

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CUNY Graduate Center

Academic Interests

(Russian) Formalism; Mikhail Bakhtin; quantitative/digital v. qualitative methods; poetic language; genre theories; literary evolution; essayism; documentary literature; translation; theories of humor