David L. Cooper PhD

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Director, Associate Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of Medieval Studies
European Union Center

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Education

PhD, Columbia University, 2004

MPhil, Columbia University

MA, Pennsylvania State University, Comparative Literature

BA, Goshen College, Math and English

Countries of Study

Russia, East Central Europe, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Courses Taught

  • RUSS 320: Russian Writers: Russian Writers-Nikolai Gogol
  • RUSS 520: Russian Writers: Russian Writers-Nikolai Gogol
  • SLAV 120: Slavic Folklore
  • SLAV 477: Post-Communist Fiction
  • SLAV 525: Problems in Slavic Literature
  • RUSS 430: History of Translation
  • REES 495/550: Seminar in REEE Studies
  • TRST 410: Translation Theory and Practice

Research / Training Specializations

Czech and Russian literature and culture; nationalism; forgery and mystification; translation studies

Distinctions / Awards

NCEEER National Research Fellowship 2012; List of Teachers Ranked Excellent

Publications

Books

  • Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early Nineteenth-century Russia and Bohemia. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Book Contributions

  • "The Classical Form of the Nation: The Convergence of Greek and Folk Forms in Czech and Russian Literature in the 1810s." The Voice of the People: Writing the European Folk Revival, 1761-1900. London: Anthem Press, 2012.
  • "Vasilii Zhukovskii as a Translator and the Protean Russian Nation." Contexts, Subtexts, and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia. 2011.
  • "The Classical Form of the Nation: The Convergence of Greek and Folk Forms in Czech and Russian Literature in the 1810s." The Voice of the People: Writing the European Folk Revival, 1761-1900. Ed. Michael Perraudin and Matthew Campbell. Anthem Press, 2011.
  • "The Rukopis Královédvorský and the Formation of Czech National Literary History." Between Texts, Languages, and Cultures: A Festschrift for Michael Henry Heim. Ed. Craig Cravens, Masako U. Fidler, and Susan C. Kresin. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2008. 157-67.

Edited Books

  • Traditional Slovak Folktales; Collected by Pavol Dobšinský. 2001.

Journal Articles

  • "Padělky jako romantická forma autorství: Rukopisy královédvorský a zelenohorský ze srovnávací perspektivy ." Česká literatura (2012): 26-44.
  • "Competing Languages of Czech Nation-Building: Jan Kollár and the Melodiousness of Czech." Slavic Review 67.2 (2008): 301–20.
  • "Narodnost' avant la lettre? Andrei Turgenev, Aleksei Merzliakov, and the National Turn in Russian Criticism." Slavic and East European Journal 52.3 (2008): 351–69.
  • "Vasilii Zhukovskii as a Translator and the Protean Russian Nation." Russian Review 66.2 (2007): 185–203.