Luke P. Parker

Assistant Professor of Russian

Office: Lovejoy 448 [ campus map ]
Fax: 207-859-4405
Parker, Luke P.


2014 / Ph.D. / Stanford University / Slavic Languages and Literatures
2008 / B.A. / University of Oxford / Modern Languages (French and Russian)

Areas of Expertise

  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Exile
  • Literature and Film
  • Theater
  • Vladislav Khodasevich
  • Poetry
  • Digital Humanities
  • European Modernism

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
RU126 AElementary Russian II
RU127 AIntermediate Russian I
RU232 AAll That is Solid Melts into Air: Modern Russian Literature
RU237 ADevils and Inquisitors: Narrative and Self in the Russian Empire
RU325 AConversation and Composition
RU425 AConversation and Composition

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
RU237Devils and Inquisitors: Narrative and the Self in the Russian Empire


The Shop Window Quality of Things: 1920s Weimar Surface Culture in Nabokov’s Korol’, dama, valet.
Slavic Review [forthcoming Summer 2018].

The Gambit: Chess and the Art of Competition in The Luzhin Defense.
Russian Review 76 (July 2017): 438-57.
Vladimir Nabokov, “On Generalities,” translated with an introduction and notes.
Times Literary Supplement, March 13, 2016: 17-18.


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