Russian Language & Literature

Русский язык и русская литература в Рид–колледже

Marat Grinberg

Professor of Russian and Humanities


Russian-Jewish literature and culture, Soviet poetry, poetics and cinema studies, Russian and European modernism.

BA 1999 Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
BA 1999 Columbia University.
MA 2001, PhD 2006 University of Chicago.
Reed College 2006–.

Marat Grinberg, Associate Professor of Russian and Humanities, has been teaching at Reed since 2006. He holds a BA in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago in 2006. Professor Grinberg specializes in Russian Jewish literature and culture, Russian and European Modernism, Soviet literature, poetics and cinema studies.

He is the author of "I am to be read not from left to right, but in Jewish: from right to left": The Poetics of Boris Slutsky (Academic Studies Press, 2011, paperback 2013) and co-editor of Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (Brandeis University Press, 2013). His latest book is the study of the great banned Soviet film The Commissar (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2016) Marat Grinberg offers courses in Russian and Soviet cinema, Russian science fiction, Russian and Jewish apocalyptic literature, 19th century Russian fiction, and Russian language. He also teaches "Introduction to Comparative Literature" and in the HUM 110 program.

For his most recent essays and reviews, see