Lioudmila Fedorova


Associate Professor


Department of Slavic Languages
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Milla Fedorova graduated from Moscow State University where she studied Russian Literature and Language. She wrote her Doctoral thesis on Russian Postmodernist Poetry in 2000. Before joining the Slavic Languages Department at Georgetown in 2006, she taught courses in Russian Language and Culture at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her area of expertise is Russian twentieth century literature (including its marginal genres, such as sci-fi and crime fiction), film, and Internet. She is especially interested in intertextual relations: in the texts she studies, she searches for patterns and unexpected connections that sometimes go beyond the twentieth century. She researched Hoffman’s subtexts in Dostoevsky, M.Bulgakov’s argument with Tolstoy, Rousseau’s influence on Pushkin. Her book Yankees in Petrograd, Bosheviks in New York (DeCalb: NIU Press, 2013) examines the myth of America as the Other World in Russian literature and film. Currently, she is working on a book about Post-Soviet film adaptations of Russian literature.


  • Ph.D. (2000) Moscow State University, Russian Literature and Language
  • M.S. (1996) Moscow State University, Russian Literature and Language


  • Church Slavic (read)
  • French (read)
  • Russian (speak, read, write)