Dr. Yvonne H. Howell

Professor of Russian and International Studies
International Studies Concentration Advisor: Modern Europe
On Sabbatical: 2013-2014 School Year

Selected Publications

Books

Howell, Yvonne H., Ed., and Anne O. Fisher, Trans. Red Star Tales: A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction. Montpelier, VT: RIS Publications, 2015.

Howell, Y. Apocalyptic Realism: The Science Fiction of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. New York: P. Lang, 1994.

Apokalipticheskii realizm. Nauchnaia fantastika A.i B. Strugatskikh. Russian edition, trans. Alla Kuznetsova (http://fan.lib.ru/ ; 2006, 2009).

Articles

Howell, Yvonne. "From ‘Sots-Romanticism’ to Rom-Com: The Strugatskys’ Monday Begins on Saturday as a Film Comedy." Science Fiction Film and Television 8, no. 2 (2015): 127-43. doi:10.3828/sfftv.2015.10.

The Liberal Gene: Sociobiology as Emancipatory Discourse in the late Soviet UnionSlavic Review, Summer 2010: 69: 356-376.

"Baring the Brain As Well As The Soul: Milan Kundera's The Joke." Philosophy and Literature, 2010: 34: 201-217.

Eugenics, Rejuvenation, and Bulgakov’s Journey into the Heart of DognessSlavic Review, Fall 2006: 544-562.

Howell, Y. Apokalipticheskii realism. Nauchnaia fantastika A B Strugatskiie. Russian edition of original English volume, trans. Alla Kuznetsova, 2009.

“Where’s the Velvet? Jachym Topol’s Sestra and the Reception of Alex Zucker’s Translation of City, Sister, Silver.”  Translation Review, No. 63, 2002: 45-51.

Guest Associate Editor. Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, Special Issue on Communities of Science in Russia. Johns Hopkins University Press: Vol.1, No.3 (Fall 1993)

Chapters

"The Genetics of Genius: Biosocial mechanisms of higher intellectual activity."  In Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture. Ed. A. Brintlinger and I.Vinitsky. University of Toronto Press, 2007: 208-225.

Howell, Y. "V. P. Efroimson."  Biographical entry in Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, ed. Bruce F. Adams, Greenwood, 2006.

When the Physicists are Lyricists: Translating the Strugatskys’ Ponedel’nik Nachinaetsia v Subbotu.” Essays in the Art and Theory of Translation, eds. Grenoble and Kopper. Edwin Mellen Press, 1997: 165-196.

Science and Gnosticism in ‘Lance’.” Studies in Nabokov’s Short Fiction, eds. Barabtarlo and Nicol. New York: Garland Publ., 1993: 181-193.

Karel Capek in 1984.” Cross Currents 3. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 1984: 121-130.

Howell, Y. "Fiziki-liriki [scientist-poets]" Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Routledge Press, 2006.

Additional Publications

Encyclopedia articles

Efroimson.Vladimir Pavlovich,”  Biographical entry in Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, Vol. 9.  Ed. Bruce F. Adams, Associated International Press, 2008: 47-50.

Fiziki-liriki [scientist-poets]Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Ed.s Smorodinskaya, Evans-Romaine, Goscilo, Routledge Press, 2007: 212-213.

Berries (iagody)Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Ed.s Smorodinskaya, Evans-Romaine, Goscilo, Routledge Press, 2007: 73

KashaEncyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Ed.s Smorodinskaya, Evans-Romaine, Goscilo, Routledge Press, 2007: 291.

Havel, Vaclav”  Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution and Writing. Ed. M. Keith Booker, Greenwood Press, 2005: 336-337.

WEEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution and Writing. Ed. M. Keith Booker, Greenwood Press, 2005: 748-749.

Zamiatin, Evgeny IvanovichEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution and Writing. Ed. M. Keith Booker, Greenwood Press, 2005: 779-780.

“Literature and Science in Russia and the Former Soviet Union”  Reference essay on disciplinary history of the ‘Two Cultures’ in Russia.  Encyclopedia of Literature and Science, ed. Pamela Gossin, Greenwood Press, 2002: 392-398.

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan
Slavic Languages and Literatures

M.A., University of Michigan
Slavic Linguistics

B.A., Dartmouth College
Biology, Russian

Contact Information

206 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 289-8101
(Mobile)
(804) 287-6446 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Russian literature and culture
Czech literature and culture
Sociobiology in cross-cultural perspective
History of science (Soviet Union)