Education

B. A., 1971 University of Maryland, College Park, Russian
M. A., 1973 Brown University, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ph. D., 1976 Brown University, Slavic Languages and Literatures


Experience in Higher Education

1994 - present

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Associate Professor, Russian

1982 - 1994 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Assistant Professor, Russian
1981 (summer)

George Washington University, Instructor, Russian

1980 - 1981 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Instructor, Russian
1977 - 1980 Bucknell University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian
1976 - 1977 Grinnell College, Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian
1973 - 1975 Brown University, Teaching Assistant, Russian


Other Experience

1975 USIA Foreign Service, U.S. Information Officer
1974, 1975 Central Intelligence Agency, Linguist and Translator (Intern)
May, 1973 Environmental Protection Agency, Interpreter
1972 United States Information Agency, Exhibit Guide in USSR


Honors Received

2007 Fellow, World Academy of Rusyn Culture
2002 Entry in the Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture
1997 UMBC Provost's Research Fellowship
1990 Nominated by UMBC for NEH Summer Fellowship
1984 ACLS Fellowship
1983 UMBC Summer Faculty Fellowship
1979 NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship
1977 IREX Summer Exchange of Language Teachers Participant, Moscow State University
1973-75 Assistantship, Slavic Languages, Brown University
1972 NDFL Fellowship, Brown University
1971 Special Fellowship, Brown University
1970 Phi Beta Kappa (Junior Year), Phi Kappa Phi, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Finalist
1969 NDFL Summer Undergraduate Fellowship, University of Michigan
1967-71 Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Fraternity (Vice-president), Maryland State Tuition Scholarship, University Scholarship, Calvert Club Scholarship


Research Support and Fellowships (post-graduate)

1997-98 $25,000 UMBC Provost's Research Fellowship
1984 $15,000 American Council of Learned Societies
1983 $3,000 Summer Faculty Fellowship
1979 NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship

1977

IREX Summer Exchange of Language Teachers, Moscow


Publications

Monographs:

Committing Community: Carpatho-Rusyn Studies as an Emerging Scholarly Discipline. Editor. East European Monographs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Journey to the South: Poems of Djura Papharhaji.
Editor and co-translator with Slavomir Olejar. Austin, TX: Black Buzzard Press, 2006.

Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Neighbors: Essays in Honor of Paul Robert Magocsi.
 Co-editor with Bogdan Horbal and Patricia Krafcik. Fairfax, VA: Eastern Christian Publications, 2006.

Straddling Borders: Literature and Identity in Subcarpathian Rus’.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Virtue is More Important than Riches, trans. of Aleksandr Dukhnovych, "Dobroditel' prevyshaet bohatstvo" (play), with introduction (32 pages) and commentary. New York: Columbia University Press (East European Monographs), 1994.


Articles and chapters in books:

"From Ukrainian to Rusyn Literature: The Case of Vladŷmŷr Fedŷnŷshŷnets'." Committing Community: Carpatho-Rusyn Studies as an Emerging Scholarly Discipline. Ed. Elaine Rusinko. East European Monographs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, pp. 160-172.

"A Postmodern Approach to Rusyn Literature. Straddling Borders: Literature and Identity in Subcarpathian Rus'. Committing Community: Carpatho-Rusyn Studies as an Emerging Scholarly Discipline. Ed. Elaine Rusinko. East European Monographs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, pp. 210-222.

"From the Starŷi Krai to the New World: Rusyn Immigrant Literature." Committing Community: Carpatho-Rusyn Studies as an Emerging Scholarly Discipline. Ed. Elaine Rusinko. East European Monographs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, pp. 273-291.

“Karpato-rusyn'ska literature v SShA.” Rusyn (Prešov, Slovakia) 5 (2008), pp. 22-23.

“Papharhajovo Putovanje na juh.” Švetlosc – Časopis za literaturu, kul’turu i umetnošč (Novi Sad, Serbia) 4 (2006), pp. 436-442.

“Carpatho-Rusyn Literature.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2005. Vol. 1, pp. 392-396.

“Going to America: The View from the Homeland.”  Rusyn-American Almanac of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. Pittsburgh: Carpatho-Rusyn Society, 2005, pp. 115-117.

“C-RS Goes to Washington.” New Rusyn Times (November-December 2005), p. 1+.

“V prostorakh rusyn’skoi literatury.” Rusyn’ska literatura pro 4. klasu serednikh shkol. Ed. Shtefan Sukh?i. Prešov, Slovakia: Rusyn i Narodnyi novynky, 2005, pp. 116-125.

“Nikolai Gumilev.” Russian Writers of the Silver Age, 1890-1925. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol 295). Ed. Judith Kalb and Alexander Ogden. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2004, pp. 181-188.

“K perehliadu istoriï rusyn'skoi literatury” (Toward a Survey of Rusyn Literature). Rusyn (Presov, Slovakia) 1-2 (2003), pp. 18-19; 3-4 (2003), pp. 14-15; 5-6 (2003), 18-19.

“Literature: Early Manuscripts.” Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture. Eds. Paul Robert Magocsi and Ivan Pop. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002, pp. 293-296.

“Literature.” Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture. Eds. Paul Robert Magocsi and Ivan Pop. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002, pp. 285-293.

“The National Awakening in Subcarpathian Rus’: Aleksander Dukhnovych’s Reconfiguration of Cultural Identity.” Canadian Slavonic Papers, 41 (1999), pp. 1-17.

“The Fifth World Congress of Rusyns: Literature.” The New Rusyn Times (July/August 1999), pp. 8-9.

“Rusyn Literature Prize Awarded.” Carpatho-Rusyn American 2 (1997), p. 6.

“’Medzhi’ i ‘v’ prostori rusyn’skoi literatury.” Rusyn (Presov, Slovakia) 5-6 (1997), pp. 1-6. "Between Russia and Hungary: Foundations of Literature and National Identity in Subcarpathian Rus'." Slavonic and East European Review, 3 (1996), pp. 421-444.

"Apollonianism and Christian Art: Nietzsche's Influence on Acmeism.” In Nietzsche and Soviet Culture, ed. Bernice Rosenthal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 84-106.

"Acmeism.” The Dictionary of Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke. London: Macmillan Publishers, Ltd., 1996, vol. 1, p. 121.

"Hryhorij Tarkovyc.” Carpatho-Rusyn American, 3 (1992), p. 3.

"An Acmeist in the Theater: Gumilev's Tragedy The Poisoned Tunic.” Russian Literature, 31 (1992), pp. 393-414.

"Transcarpathian Response to Solzhenitsyn's Comments on Nationalities." Carpatho-Rusyn American 1 (1991), pp. 8-9.

"Rewriting Ibsen in Russia: Gumilyov's Dramatic Poem 'Gondla'." In The European Foundations of Russian Modernism, ed. Peter Barta. Lewiston-Queenston-Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1991 (Studies in Slavic Language and Literature, Vol. 7; Studies in Russian and German, Vol. 4), pp. 189-218.

"Adamism and Acmeist Primitivism.” Slavic and East European Journal, No. 1 (1988), pp. 84-97.

"The 'Two Adams': Gumilev's Creative Personality.” In: Nikolaj Gumilev 1886-1986: Papers from the Gumilev Centenary Symposium, ed. Sheelagh Duffin Graham. Berkeley: Berkeley Slavic Specialties, 1987, pp. 243-267.

"Lost in Space and Time: Gumilev's 'Zabludivsijsja tramvaj.” Slavic and East European Journal, No. 4 (1982), pp. 83-402.

"Acmeism, Post-symbolism, and Henri Bergson.” Slavic Review, No. 2 (1982), pp. 494-510.

"Subtext: The Soviet Approach to Intertextuality.” Dispositio, No. 11-12 (1979), pp. 213-235.

"Gumilev in London: An Unknown Interview.” Russian Literature Triquarterly, No. 16 (1979), pp. 73-85. (Translated into Russian and republished as “Gumilev v Londone: neizvestnoe interv’iu.” In Nikolai Gumilev: Issledovaniia i materialy, ed. M.D. El’zon. Saint Petersburg: Nauka, 1994, pp. 299-309.)

"Russian Acmeism and Anglo-American Imagism." Ulbandus Review, No.2 (1978), pp. 37-49. Republished in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Jennifer Gariepy. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998, vol. 74, pp. 426-431.

"K sinej zvezde: Gumilev's Love Poems.” Russian Language Journal, No. 109 (1977), pp. 155-166.

"The Theme of War in the Works of Gumilev.” Slavic and East European Journal, No. 2 (1977), pp. 204-213.


Reviews:

“Language and National Identity: Rusyns South of Carpathians,” by Anna Plishkova. East European Monographs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Rozvytok rusyns’koï poeziï v Slovachchyni vid 20–kh do 90–kh rokiv XX stolittia,” by Vasyl’ Khoma.  Canadian American Slavic Studies, No. 3 (2004), pp. 330-332.

Of the Making of Nationalities There is No End, by Paul Robert Magocsi.” Slavic and East European Journal, 45, 3 (Fall 2001), pp 586-587.

Narodnyi Kalendar’—Zhyvyi obraz rusyn’skoi kultury.” Narodny Novynky (Presov: Slovakia), 9 May 2001, p. 4.

“Poetyches’koe slovo iz Karpats’kykh hruniv.” Rusyns’ka bysida (Uzhhorod, Ukraine), Vol.2, No. 3 (1998), p. 3.

“Rusynsky/Russky pysni. Ed. Natalija Dudash, 1997” and “Muza spid Karpat. Ed. Anna Plishkova, 1996.” Slavic and East European Journal 2 (1998), pp. 348-350.

“Knizhka zarmutku (Rusynsky/rusky pysni—vybrala Nataliia Dudash.” Shvetlosts (Novy Sad, Yugoslavia) 4 (1997), pp. 214-217.

The Acmeist Movement in Russian Poetry: Culture and the Word, by Justin Doherty.” Canadian-American Slavic Studies (1997), pp. 223-225.

"Innokentij Annenskij and the Acmeist Doctrine, by Janet Tucker.” Slavic and East European Journal, No. 2 (1988), pp. 322-324.

"N. Gumilev. Unpublished and Uncollected Material, Compiled and edited, with commentaries, by Michael Basker and Sheelagh Duffin Graham.” Scottish Slavonic Review, No. 9 (1987), pp.155-156.

"Nikolay Gumilev, by Earl D. Sampson.” Slavic and East European Journal, No. 1 (1981), pp. 103-105.

"Nikolai Gumilev on Russian Poetry, ed. and trans. by David Lapeza.” Russian Language Journal, No. 111 (1978), pp. 226-228.


Interview:

"Rusyns'ka literatura mae velyku buduchnost'. Interview with Elaine Rusinko." Rusyns'ka bysida (Uzhhorod, Ukraine), vol. 2, no. 5 (1998), p. 3.


Encyclopedia entry:

“Elaine Rusinko.” The Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture. Eds. Paul Robert Magocsi and Ivan Pop. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2002, pp. 397-98.


Professional Activities

Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Carpatho-Rusyn Society
Modern Language Association


Participation in professional meetings:

Organized and chaired panel: “Carpatho-Rusyns and the Folk Arts: Song, Dance, Architecture.” AAASS, Philadelphia, PA, November 20, 2008.

“The Rusyn Language in Literature.” Panel Discussion. III International Congress of the Rusyn Language, Krakow, Poland, September 13-16, 2007.

Organized and chaired panel: “Contested Ethnicities and Languages in the Slavic World.” AAASS, New Orleans, LA, November 2007.

Organized and chaired panel: “Carpatho-Rusyns in the 21st Century: An Update.” AAASS, Washington, DC, November, 2006.

“From the ‘Staryi krai’ to the New World: Rusyn Immigrant Literature.” AAASS, Boston, December, 2004.

“A Success Story for Russian Pan-Slavism: The Russophiles of Subcarpathian Rus’.” AAASS, Toronto, November, 2003.

“Aspekty postmodernizma v mysli i tvorchestve Aleksandra Dukhnovicha.” International Scholarly Seminar of Rusyn Studies, Presov, Slovakia, June, 2003.

“Surveying the Literature of Subcarpathian Rus’.” AAASS, Pittsburgh, PA, November, 2002.

Member of North American Delegation and Presenter of Dukhnovych Prize for Rusyn literature, IV World Congress of Rusyns, Budapest, Hungary, May, 1997; V World Congress of Rusyns, Uzhhorod, Ukraine, June, 1999; VII World Congress of Rusyns, Presov, Slovakia, May, 2003.

“Rethinking Rusyn Identity: Cultural Connections and Conflicts in Post-Colonial Rusyn Literature,” AAASS, St. Louis, Mo., November, 1999.

Literature and Social Discontent: Cohesive Forces in Subcarpathian Rus’.” AAASS, Boca Raton, Florida, September, 1998.

"A New Slavic Nationality: The Rusyns of East-Central Europe (Literature).” AAASS, Washington, D.C., October, 1995.

“Subcarpathian Rusyn Literature in Post-Colonial Perspective. Aleksander Dukhnovych’s Reconfiguration of Cultural Identity.” V World Congress for Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, Poland, August, 1995.

"A Forgotten Literature: The Case of Subcarpathian Rus'.” AAASS, Philadelphia, November, 1994.

"Acmeist Theory of Drama." AATSEEL, Washington, D.C., December, 1988.

"From Symbolists to Acmeists," and Chair of Russian Symbolism panel. AAASS, Honolulu, Hawaii, November, 1988.

"Nietzche and Acmeism." Conference on Nietzsche's Influence on Soviet Culture, Fordham University, June, 1988.

"'The Two Adams': Gumilev's Creative Personality." Gumilev Centenary Symposium, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, July, 1986.

"Acmeism or Adamism? A Case Study in Acmeist Critical Vocabulary." AATSEEL, Washington, D.C., December, 1984.

"Intertextuality." Rocky Mountain AAASS, Albuquerque, N.M., April, 1980.

"Time and Space in Gumilev's Late Poetry.” Mid-Atlantic AAASS, Ithaca, N.Y., April, 1979.

"French Influence on Gumilev's Acmeism.” AAASS, San Francisco, California, December, 1979.

"Acmeism and Imagism.” AAASS, Columbus, Ohio, October, 1978.


Invited lectures:

“’We Are All Warhol’s Children’: Andy’s Afterlife as a Rusyn Icon.” Lecture. UMBC, December 4, 2010.

“Rusyns in Ukraine: A Struggle for Minority Rights.” Carpatho-Rusyn Society, New Jersey Chapter, March 3, 2007.

“Rusyns in Ukraine: A Struggle for Minority Rights.” Carpatho-Rusyn Society, National Capital Chapter, June 2, 2007.

“Education and the Future of Rusyn Identity in the United States.” Rusin Association, Minneapolis, MN, February 18, 2006.

“Literature and Identity in Subcarpathian Rus’.” Humanities Forum. UMBC, Spring, 2005.

“Russian Acmeism and Anglo-American Imagism.” Sam Driver Memorial Lecture. Brown University, February, 2005.

“Without Literature a People Cannot Exist.” Carpatho-Rusyn Society, New Jersey, May, 2004.

“Straddling Borders: Literature and Identity in Subcarpathian Rus’.” Carpatho-Rusyn Society, New England Chapter, May, 2004.

“Rusyn Literature.” Rusin Association, Minneapolis, MN, March, 2004.

“Dukhnovych and Virtue.” Carpatho-Rusyn Society, New Jersey, April, 2003.

"Russian Acmeism.” Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, April, 1981.


Undergraduate research:

Advisor. “National Identity in Monuments: An On-site Analysis of the Interactions between Russia’s Youth and Moscow’s Public Monument Sites.” Matthew Dolamore, Undergraduate Research Award, 2008.


Professional service:

Program Committee, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS), 43rd Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 2011.

Chair of International Judging Panel for Steven Chepa—Aleksander Dukhnovych Prize for Rusyn  Literature, 1997-present.

Member, Editorial Board, The New Rusyn Times, 1999-present

Vice-President, Carpatho-Rusyn Society, National Capital Chapter, 2002-2008

Vice-President, Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, 2003- present

Chief Financial Administrator, Carpatho-Rusyn Society, 2008-2009

Trustee, Board of Directors, Carpatho-Rusyn Society, 2009-present

Outside referee for tenure reviews:
Grinnell College, November, 1987.
University of California, Davis, September, 1984.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, October, 1995

Manuscript review: Bucknell University Press, Columbia University Press, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, Slavic and East European Journal Canadian Slavonic Papers

Chair of International Judging Panel for Steven Chepa—Aleksander Dukhnovych Prize for Rusyn Literature, 1997-present
Member, Editorial Board, The New Rusyn Times, 1999-present
Vice-President, Carpatho-Rusyn Society, National Capital Chapter, 2002-present
Vice-President, Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, 2003- present


University and community service
:

2005-present

Undergraduate Research Award Committee

2005-present Undergraduate Program Director, MLLI
1999-2007 UMBC Humanities Scholars Committee
1999-present Coordinator of Russian Area, MLL
1998-2009 Scholarship Coordinator, MLL
1998-2000 UMBC Faculty Senate
1997-present UMBC Phi Beta Kappa Committee
1995-1997 Coordinator of Russian Area, MLL
1995, 1996 Presentations, Hoover Middle School
1993-present Advisement Coordinator, MLL
1982-1992 Coordinator of Russian Area, MLL
1987-1989 MLL Public Liaison Representative
1986-1987 Presentation, Summer International Language Camp
1988-1992 Presentations, Barrie School, St. John's Elementary School
1987 Consultant, Baltimore-Odessa Sister City Project
1984 Consultant, Columbia-Akademgorodok Sister City Project
1983 Consultant, Maryland Science Center