Petre Petrov

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Slavic Languages

PhD, Russian Literature and Culture, University of Pittsburgh, 2006

MA, Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

MA, Bulgarian Philology, Sofia University "Kliment Okhridski," 1997


Conference Fund Grant ($15,000) from the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies for the international conference “Sots - Speak: Regimes of Language under Socialis m,” 2011 (with Mirjam Fried)

Post - Doctoral Fellowship, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2009/2010

Graduate Honors Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2005/2006

Ivan Elagin Fellowship, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2005/2006

University of Pittsburgh Cultural Studies Fellowship, 2003/2004

Courses Taught

Russian Cinema

Soviet Literature of the 1920s

Figures of Madness in Russian Culture

Beginning and Intermediate Polish

Early Russian Culture (University of Pittsburgh)


[ under contract, Toronto UP ] Automatic for the Masses: Authorship and Agency in Early Soviet Culture , expected publication: winter 2013/14

[ under review , Routledge ] The Vernaculars of State Socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe , Co - Editor (with Lara Ryazanova - Clarke )

[ forthcoming ] “ Calcified Intelligence: John Deely’s Case for Global Semiosis.” Sign System Studies 41.3/4 (2013)

[ forthcoming ] “The Soviet Gnomic (On the Peculiarities of Generic Phenomena in Stalinist Officialese).” Slavic and East European Journal 57.4 (Winter, 2013)

Rev. of Cultivating the Masses: Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism by David L. Hoffmann. Slavic and East European Journal 57.1 (Spring, 2013)

Research Interests

Pre-and post-revolutionary Russian modernism(s)

The world of socialist realism

Russian and Soviet critical theory

Employment Since Graduation

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (2014 - present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University (Fall 2007 - 2014)

Visiting Fellow, American Academy in Rome (2011 - 2012)

Post - Doctoral Fellow, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh (2009 - 2010)

Dissertation Title and Year

Laying Bare: The Fate of Authorship in Early Soviet Culture, 2006