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Malmstad, John E. 1941-

MALMSTAD, John E. 1941-


Born June 25, 1941, in Bismarck, ND; son of Manley Ellsworth and Joyce Evelyn (David) Malmstad. Education: Northwestern University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1963; Princeton University, M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1969; Harvard University, A.M. (honors), 1985. Hobbies and other interests: Fine arts, ballet, reading.


Home—8A Cogswell Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140-2001. Office—Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages/Literature, Barker Ctr., 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138. E-mail—[email protected].


Educator and editor. Columbia University, New York, NY, instructor, 1968-69, assistant professor, 1969-73, associate professor, 1973-79, professor of Russian literature, 1979-85; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic languages and literature, 1985—, associate dean, 1993-94. Served as visiting associate professor at Stanford University, beginning 1971, and at University of California—Berkeley, 1977-78.


Modern Language Association, American Association of Advancement of Slavic Studies, Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Institute d'Etudes Slaves (France), Phi Beta Kappa.


Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1963; NDFL fellow to Columbia University, 1963-66, Princeton University, 1967-68; Fulbright-Hays fellow, 1966-67, 1981, 1987; ACLS research fellow, 1972; International Researches and Exchange Board fellow, 1975; Russian Institute research fellow, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984; Guggenheim fellow, 1980-81.


(With N. A. Bogmolov) Mikhail Kuzmin: Iskusstivo Zhinzn' Epokha, Novoe Literaturenoe Obozreine (Moscow, Russia), 1996, translated as Mikhail Kuzmin: A Life in Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1999.

Contributor to professional journals.


(With Vladimir Markov) Mikhail Kuzmin, Sobranie Stikhov (collected works; German and Russian; introduction in English), 3 volumes, W. Fink (Munich, Germany), 1977.

K. N. Bugaeva, Vospominaniia o Belom, 3 volumes, Berkeley Slavic Specialties (Berkeley, CA), 1981.

(With Robert P. Hughes) V. F. Khodasevich, Sobranie Sochinenii, 3 volumes, Ardis (Ann Arbor, MI), 1983.

Andrey Bely, Gibel' Senatora: Peterbug; Istoricheskaia Drama, Berkeley Slavonic Specialties (Berkeley, CA), 1986.

Andrey Bely, Spirit of Symbolism (criticism), Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1987.

Studies in the Life and Works of Mixail Kusmin, Gesellschaft zur Förerung Slawistischer Studien (Vienna, Austria), 1989.

Lidiia Ivanova, Vospominaniia: Kniga ob Ottse (biography), RIK Kultura (Moscow, Russia), 1992.

Readings in Russian Modernism to Honor Vladimir Markov, 1993.

Andrey Bely i Ivanov Razumnik—Perepiska (correspondence), Atheneum (Saint Petersburg, Russia), 1998.

Russian book-review editor for Slavic Review, 1975-86; associate editor of Russian Review, 1986-88; member of editorial board for publishers, including Feniks, Opyty, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Experiment, and Philologica Diaspora.

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