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Timothy Sergay

Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies


Degree/Institution: PhD Yale University
Office: HU 214
Fax: (518) 442-4111


Academic Focus

Research: 20th century Russian poetry, especially Pasternak and Blok; Silver Age culture in general; translation theory and criticism; theory and practice of verse translation; Russian religious philosophy; Russian music and musicology; the Russian “guitar poets” of the 1960s to the present.


Timothy Sergay, associate professor, is a scholar and translator of Russian literature with many years’ experience translating Russian historical, journalistic, and literary texts. He has contributed entries on Russian language, science and technology to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (2007) and also published articles in both English and Russian on Russian poetry, translation theory and criticism, and the theory and practice of verse translation. He has recently completed an annotated English translation of a “memoiristic novel” by Aleksandr Chudakov (1938-2005), A Gloom Is Cast Upon the Ancient Steps.