Stuart Goldberg

Associate Professor of Russian

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  • School of Modern Languages
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Dr. Stuart H. Goldberg is on academic leave during 2017-18 supported by a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.  He will be working on his current book project, An Indwelling Voice: Sincerities and Authenticies in Russian Poetry, 1782-2001.

Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2003. His expertise lies in Russian and Polish literature and culture, with a focus on Russian poetry. His book, Mandelstam, Blok and the Boundaries of Mythopoetic Symbolism, published in 2011 by Ohio State University Press, explores the influence of the younger generation of Russian Symbolists on the Osip Mandelstam and Mandelstam's play with distance and immediacy in his assimilation of the Symbolist heritage. It was chosen by the journal Choice for their selective list of "Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012." A translation is forthcoming from Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie. Dr. Goldberg has published scholarly articles on Russian poetry in Russian Review, Slavic Review, Russian Literature (Amsterdam), Slavonic and East European Review, and Slavic and East European Journal. An article exploring the possible influence of Jewish Kabbalah on one of the masterpieces of Polish Romantic theater was translated into Polish and republished in a collection printed by the Polish Academy of Sciences ("Konrad i Jakub: Hipotetyczny podtekst kabalistyczny w III czesci Dziadów Adama Mickiewicza," in Polonistyka po amerykansku: Badania nad literatura polska w Ameryce Pólnocnej (1990-2005) [Warszawa: Instytut Badan Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 2006]). In 2005-2006, Dr. Goldberg was recipient of a Fulbright grant, funding eleven months of research in Moscow and Petersburg. Dr. Goldberg’s current research considers the changing face of sincerity and authenticity in Russian poetry from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first.  His latest article "The Poetic Device and the Problem of Sincerity in Gavrila Derzhavin's Verse" was published in Spring 2017 by the Slavonic and East European Review.

Dr. Goldberg teaches all levels of Russian language and leads Georgia Tech's intensive summer immersion program in Moscow. He offers courses on Russian literature, film, and culture taught in Russian and in translation. He conceived and directed the US Department of Education funded Georgia Tech Critical Languages Song Project, an innovative curricular development project which brought together faculty designers in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Russian and graduate student programmers in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction. The resulting materials for advanced study of language and culture through the prism of song are now available at

Research Fields:
  • Russian
  • Asia (North) / Eurasia
  • LCC-3823: Special Topics Lit/Cult
  • LMC-3823: Special Topics Lit/Cult
  • RUSS-1001: Elementary Russian I
  • RUSS-1692: Intens Element Russ II
  • RUSS-2001: Intermediate Russian I
  • RUSS-2002: Intermediate Russian II
  • RUSS-2691: Intens Interm Russian I
  • RUSS-2692: Intens Interm Russian II
  • RUSS-2813: Special Topics
  • RUSS-3001: Advanced Russian I
  • RUSS-3002: Advanced Russian II
  • RUSS-3005: Russian for Herit Spkrs
  • RUSS-3222: Russ 20th Cent Lit&Film
  • RUSS-3691: Intensive Adv Russian
  • RUSS-3692: Read&Comp:Bus,Sci & Tech
  • RUSS-3695: Contemporary Russia
  • RUSS-4360: Russ Cult Through Song
  • RUSS-4692: Intens Adv Russian II
  • RUSS-4693: Intens Adv Russian III
  • RUSS-4695: Russian Internship
  • RUSS-6360: Russ Cult Through Songs
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