Columbia University in the City of New York
Vadim Shkolnikov
Visiting Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages

Vadim Shkolnikov is a scholar of Russian and comparative literature, with a strong interest in philosophy and critical theory.  He has published journal articles on Hegel’s influence in Russia; Belinsky and the early development of Russian realism; as well as Dostoevsky and the rise of revolutionary terrorism.  These topics come together in the monograph on which he is working— “Beautiful Souls and Terrorists: On the Russian Intelligentsia, Hegel, and the Invention of Conscientious Violence.”  His current research and teaching interests also include Slavoj Žižek’s psychoanalytic approaches to interpreting cinema, popular culture, and social reality.

Vadim Shkolnikov is a scholar of Russian and comparative literature, with a strong interest in philosophy and critical theory.  He has published journal articles on Hegel’s influence in Russia; Belinsky and the early development of Russian realism; as well as Dostoevsky and the rise of revolutionary terrorism.  These topics come together in the monograph on which he is working— “Beautiful Souls and Terrorists: On the Russian Intelligentsia, Hegel, and the Invention of Conscientious Violence.”  His current research and teaching interests also include Slavoj Žižek’s psychoanalytic approaches to interpreting cinema, popular culture, and social reality.

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