An award-winning teacher, Mary Nicholas is Professor of Russian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Lehigh University. She is the author of Writers at Work: Russian Production Novels and the Construction of Soviet Culture (Bucknell University Press, 2010) and the forthcoming monograph Moscow Conceptualism: Words and Deeds of a Radical Art Movement, as well as numerous articles on Soviet and post-Soviet art, prose, and poetry.
Russian language, elementary to advanced
Russian literature, in the original and in translation
Russian cultural history, medieval to modern
Global Studies course on Global Work
“Co-authorship, collaboration, and other ‘counter-archival’ gestures in late-Soviet Moscow conceptualism.” (Counter-) Archive: Memorial Practices of the Soviet Underground. Edited by Klavdia Smola and Ilya Kukulin. Forthcoming London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.
“Metaphor and the Material Object in Moscow Conceptualism,” forthcoming in Arts (Basel), special issue on Slavic and Eastern-European Visuality: Modernity and Tradition, Arts 2022, 11(3), 52.
“Reassessing Moscow Conceptualism: The View from the Nest,” Art Margins, 2022, 11.1-2: 171-200.
“Moscow Conceptualism, Post-Soviet Suprematism, and Beyond: Reimagining the Russian Avant-Garde.” The Poetics of Avant-garde in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy. Edited by Slav Gratchev. New York: Lexington Books, 2020.
“Resurrecting the Avant-Garde: Post-modernist Tactics in Moscow Conceptualism.” The Stedelijk Museum and the Khardzhiev Foundation. The Many Lives of the Russian Avant-Garde. Nikolai Khardzhiev's Legacy: New Contexts. Edited by Dennis Ioffe and Frederick H. White. Pegasus Oost-Europese Studies Vol. 32. Uitgeverij Pegasus, Amsterdam 2019: 455-474.
“Rereading Moscow Conceptualism.” Slavic Review, Spring 2016, 75, 1: 22-51.