Fiona Bell

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Research Interests:

Russian drama and performance; clown, comedy, humor studies; women, gender and sexuality studies; translation studies


M.A. in Russian, Middlebury Language Schools (2022)

MSt in Modern Languages, Oxford University (2019)

B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, certificates in Theater and Creative Writing, Princeton University (2018)

Conference Presentations:

“The Death of the Tragicomedy: On the Lysistrata Wars of the 1923/24 Theater Season”, ASEEES Virtual Convention (2022)

“Anton Chekhov’s Epistemology of Domestic Violence,” AWSS Conference, Tempe, AZ (2022)

“On the Skaz Narration of Sexual Trauma in Alexei Remizov’s Prose”, AATSEEL, Philadelphia (2022)

“Marx Brothers, Meet the Brothers Karamazov!: The Physical Comedy of Dostoevsky’s Protagonists”, Funny Dostoevsky conference, Dartmouth College (2021)

“The New Three Sisters: Portrayals of Domestic Violence in Contemporary Russian Drama”, AATSEEL (2021)

“The Rhythm of a New Age: Valerii Bryusov’s 1922 Translation of Racine’s Phèdre,” ASEEES Summer Convention (2019)

Fellowships and Awards:

Winner, North American Dostoevsky Society Graduate Essay Competition (2022)

ASEEES Internship Program Grant (2022)

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant (2020)

English Teaching Assistantship Award, Russian Federation (2019-20)

ASEEES Summer Convention Travel Grant (2019)

American Literary Translators Association Emerging Translator Mentorship Program (Mentor: Marian Schwartz) (2018-2019)

Translations from Russian and Other Writing:

Stories of a Life by Nataliya Meshchaninova (Deep Vellum Press, 2022)

Caught Out: On Alexei Remizov’s Sisters of the Cross and The Little Devil and Other Stories”, Los Angeles Review of Books

Men Who Paint, Men Who Post: Visualizing Russian Masculinity”, NYU Jordan Center Blog

Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata on Stage: Domestic Violence and the Economics of Pity”, NYU Jordan Center Blog

Inside You in Your Absence” by Tatsiana Zamirovskaya, Institute of the Cosmos Cosmic Bulletin (2020)

People and Other Beings” by Marianna Geide, Asymptote Journal, Summer issue (2020)

The Diva Mode of Translation,” Asymptote Journal (2020)