Michael Weinstein

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63 High St, Room 310, New Haven, CT 06511

B. A. 2010, Northwestern University; M. A., Ph.D. 2017, Harvard University.



Poetry and poetics; the Russian avant-garde; comparative modernisms; translation theory; object-oriented criticism; phenomenology in literature; twentieth-century material culture; poetry and the visual arts.

Current Courses

Masterpieces II: 20th-century Russian Literature
Torn Curtain: The Russian and American Twentieth Century

Recent Publications

Poetry selection by Linor Goralik (translation), forthcoming in Found Life (Columbia University Press), 2018.

Three Poems, Conjunctions, forthcoming Fall 2017.

“Becoming Disabled.” The New Yorker online, December 2016.

“A Professor’s Memoir of Life Inside a Ravaged Body.” The New Yorker online, April 2016.

“Lifetime Guarantee” and “Those Moments Were Historical,” Boston Review online, April 2016.

“Things a Body Won’t Tell: Melody Melamed’s Transgender Portraits.” The New Yorker online, November, 2015.

“I’m Sad I’m Not a Beast” and “Official Happiness,” The Harvard Advocate, Spring 2015.

“Memory Palace,” Thrush, July 2014, online.

“Apology” and “Prior to Vacating the Unit,” Foothill 3.2: 30-33.

“Poetry Portfolio #71: Stanislav Lvovsky,” (translation), Molossus World Poetry Portfolio, online, January 2014.


Recent Academic Papers and Talks

Work In Progress: Queer Image-Making and Visual Culture.” International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2017.

“After the Word’s End: Aleksandr Vvedensky and the Legacy of the Avant-Garde.” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) Conference, San Francisco, 2017.

“OBERIU and Objectivism: Towards a Cross-Cultural Poetics of the Object.” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEES) Conference, Washington, DC, 2016.

«Невидимые предметы: Картография субъективности в поэзии Анны Глазовы.» [Invisible Objects: Mapping Subjectivity in the Poetry of Anna Glazova.] Trier University/Russian Academy of the Arts Conference on Typologies of the Subject in Russian Literature, 1990-2010. Moscow, Russian Federation, 2016.

Chair, “Contemporary Russian Poetry” Panel. Red On Red: A Symposium on Post-Socialist Art and Critical Theory. Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2016.

“The Status of Fact in Russian Avant-Garde Poetry.” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.

“Self-Evacuating Objects: Rae Armantrout’s Camera Obscura Poetics.” New England Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2015.

“The Objects of Abstraction: Stein and Khlebnikov’s Inarticulate Landscapes.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015.

“Commodity Fetish Poetics: LANGUAGE Poetry’s Ideological Objects.” Object Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2015.