Stuart Goldberg

Associate Professor of Russian

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Phone:
404-894-9251
Office Location:
Swann 318
Office Hours:
T 9:30-10:30, R 1:30-2:30, or by appointment
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Overview

Dr. Stuart H. 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 current book project, An Indwelling Voice: Sincerities and Authenticies in Russian Poetry, 1782-2006 was supported by an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship in 2017-2018.  It analyzes through historically contextualized close readings the rhetorical structures, pragmatic framings and poetic devices which have allowed a sincere voice to be inscribed in poetry. Taken together, the readings trace how, at critical junctures in the development of Russian verse, the understanding of the nature of sincerity, as well as the means by which it is written into poetry, have changed.

Dr. Goldberg’s previous 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." An authorized translation by Vlad Tretyakov is forthcoming from the publishing house Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie in 2019. Dr. Goldberg has published scholarly articles on Russian poetry in journals such as 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 library and archival research in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Dr. Goldberg offers courses on Russian literature, film, and culture in translation and in Russian, for undergraduates and in Georgia Tech's new M.S. program in Global Media and Cultures. He has taught all levels of Russian language and designed and directs Georgia Tech's intensive summer immersion program in Riga and St. Petersburg. He also 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 clsp.gatech.edu.

Interests
Research Fields:
  • Russian - Instructor
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Asia (North) / Eurasia
Courses
  • LCC-3823: Special Topics Lit/Cult
  • LMC-3202: Studies in Fiction
  • LMC-3823: Special Topics Lit/Cult
  • RUSS-1001: Elementary Russian I
  • RUSS-1692: Intens Element Russ II
  • RUSS-1811: Special Topics
  • 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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