Philip Gleissner

2016-2017 Graduate Fellow

2015-2016 Graduate Assistant

Philip Gleissner
  • M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University
  • Magister Artium, Slavic Studies, Political Sciences and Economics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Philip Gleissner is a Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. He is currently working on his dissertation “Through Thick and Thin: The Social Life of Journals under Late Socialism” that analyses mechanisms of cultural consumption and production in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and the GDR through the lens of literary periodicals.

As the CDH graduate fellow, he is conducting dissertation research and working on the project “Soviet Journals Reconnected.” Based on bibliographical data, this project analyses the literary networks that emerged around literary journals in the Soviet 1960s and 1970s.

Besides periodical studies, his research interests include Soviet literary scandals, post-socialist queer culture, the early prose of Ilya Ehrenburg and the life writing of Andrei Sinyavsky.

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