Matthew Mangold

Matthew Mangold

Matthew Mangold

Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

Russian: 19th-, 20th-century, and contemporary Russian literature, Soviet and Russian film, Russian and European culture, medical humanities, environmental humanities, space and place in literature, literary and critical theory, Russian language and culture through media

Current Research

My research bears primarily on modern Russian literature, with a focus on the roles of the environment, psychology, and medicine in nineteenth century prose. I am currently writing my first book, Chekhov’s Environmental Psychology: Medicine and Literature, which situates Anton Chekhov’s creative work in the contexts of medical history and environmental thought. I have published articles on Lev Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Dmitry Grigorovich that consider the psychology of spatial experience these authors explored in their writing. I also research Russian film and media.

Selected Publications

"Psychosomatic Illness and Narrative Medicine in The Wolf and A Nervous Breakdown," Wiener Slawisticher Almanach (forthcoming 2022). Psychosomatic Illness and Narrative Medicine 

"Medicine and the Mind-Body Problem" in Chekhov in Context, edited by Yuri Corrigan. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2022) Chekhov in Context

“Chekhov’s Environmental Psychology: Medicine and the Early Prose,” Slavic Review, 79.4 (2020): 709-30. Chekhov’s Environmental Psychology: Medicine and the Early Prose

“Letters, Dreams, and Their Environments” in Chekhov’s Letters, edited by Carol Apollonio and Radislav Lapushin, 247-52. New York: Lexington Books, 2018. Chekhov's Letters: Biography, Context, Poetics

“Space and Storytelling in Late Imperial Russia: Chekhov, Tolstoy, and the Question of Property,” The Russian Review 76.1 (2017): 72-94. Space and Storytelling in Late Imperial Russia: Chekhov, Tolstoy, and the Question of Property

“Chekhovskoe nabliudenie: sub”ektivnost’ i ob”ektivnost’ v rannikh proizvedeniiakh Chekhova” in Ckekhovskaia karta mira, edited by A. A. Zhuravleva and V. B. Kataev, 496-504. Moscow: Melikhovo, 2015. Chekhovskoe nabliudenie

Expanded Publication List

"Psychosomatic Illness and Narrative Medicine in The Wolf and A Nervous Breakdown," Wiener Slawisticher Almanach (forthcoming 2022). Psychosomatic Illness and Narrative Medicine 

"Medicine and the Mind-Body Problem" in Chekhov in Context, edited by Yuri Corrigan. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2022) Chekhov in Context

“Chekhov’s Environmental Psychology: Medicine and the Early Prose,” Slavic Review, 79.4 (2020): 709-30. Chekhov’s Environmental Psychology: Medicine and the Early Prose

“Letters, Dreams, and Their Environments” in Chekhov’s Letters, edited by Carol Apollonio and Radislav Lapushin, 247-52. New York: Lexington Books, 2018. Chekhov's Letters: Biography, Context, Poetics

“Space and Storytelling in Late Imperial Russia: Chekhov, Tolstoy, and the Question of Property,” The Russian Review 76.1 (2017): 72-94. Space and Storytelling in Late Imperial Russia: Chekhov, Tolstoy, and the Question of Property

“Chekhovskoe nabliudenie: sub”ektivnost’ i ob”ektivnost’ v rannikh proizvedeniiakh Chekhova” in Ckekhovskaia karta mira, edited by A. A. Zhuravleva and V. B. Kataev, 496-504. Moscow: Melikhovo, 2015. Chekhovskoe nabliudenie

Researching the Intersection of Russian Literature and Medicine, Research News at Higher School of Economics, Moscow Researching the Intersection of Russian Literature and Medicine

M. Mangold and Sibelan E.S. Forrester. (2015). "Thinking Across Languages: Interview With Sibelan Forrester". Polyglot. Thinking Across Languages

Grants and Fellowships

Inclusive Excellence Curriculum Enhancement Grant, George Mason University

Serve-Learn-Sustain Grant, Immigration and Social Justice in Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University (declined)

Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, American Councils, Resident Director, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Dodge-Lawrence Fellowship, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

Mellon Research Fellowship, Rutgers University, Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, American Councils, Vladimir, Russia

Courses Taught

RUSS 325 Russian Literature and Imperialism 

RUSS 353 Contemporary Russian Culture and Media: Diversity and Disinformation 

RUSS 327 The Environments of Twentieth-Century Russian Literature 

RUSS 325 Chekhov's Interdisciplinary Prose (Independent Study) 

RUSS 326 Crime and Psychology in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (included parallel Independent Study in Russian)

RUSS 325 War and Peace (included parallel Independent Study in Russian)

RUSS 327 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature and Human Life 

RUSS 353 Introduction to Russian Culture: Media, Technologies, Ideas 

RUSS 380 Readings in Russian Culture (Independent Study in Russian) 

RUSS 326 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Social Change 

RUSS 470 Soviet and Russian Film: Innovation and Ideology 

Education

Ph.D., Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University

B.A. in the History of Science and Philosophy, St. John’s College, Annapolis

Recent Presentations

"The Environments of Sakhalin Island" Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich (2022, invited lecture)

“Chekhov’s Suggestive Prose” Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich (2021, invited online lecture)

“Chekhov’s Environmental Psychology: Space and the Mind in ‘The Steppe’” New York University (2019, invited lecture)

“Intercultural Competence and the Ethnographic Interview” Atlanta Global Studies Symposium (2019)

“Chekhov, Psychiatry, and Activist Prose” Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Boston (2018)

“The Environments of Chekhov’s Drama” Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Chicago (2017)

“The Dreaming Mind in Realist Fiction: Chekhov and Grigorovich” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Annual Convention, San Francisco (2017)

In the Media

Call for Peace: Statement Issued by the Russian Program on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Call for Peace

Researching the Intersection of Russian Literature and Medicine, Research News at Higher School of Economics, Moscow Researching the Intersection of Medicine and Literature

Thinking Across Languages: Interview with Sibelan Forrester Thinking Across Languages