Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Harriet Murav is Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Program in Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to studies of Dostoevsky, and Russian law and literature, her most recent book is Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia (Stanford University Press, 2011). She is co-editor (with Gennady Estraikh) of a forthcoming volume on Soviet Jews and World War II. She is currently working on a literary study of the Yiddish author David Bergelson, and has recently been awarded a National Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship (jointly with Sasha Senderovich) for the translation of Bergelson's 1929 novel Mides-hadin (Strict Justice) http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/.