Maria M. Carlson

Professor Emerita
Primary office:
785-864-2350
Wescoe Hall
Room 2139
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Slavic folklore; Russian Silver Age literature and thought

Teaching Interests

  • Russian intellectual history (&ldquo
  • Main Currents of Russian Thought&rdquo
  • )
  • Slavic folklore and mythology
  • Russian symbolism
  • Russian Modernist poetry
  • Soviet literature
  • The Devil in Russian and European culture
  • The 18th century
  • Andrei Belyi
  • Mikhail Bulgakov&rsquo
  • S Master i Margarita
  • Russian art and culture
  • Interdisciplinary studies

Research Interests

  • Russian cultural and intellectual history and non-Marxist thought
  • Russian occult movements and speculative mysticism
  • East Slavic folklore, Slavic mythology, neo-paganism
  • Literature, art, thought, and culture of the Russian Silver Age (1885-1922), with comparative European dimension
  • The work of Andrei Bely (1880-1934)

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