Alice Underwood is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Stanford University, where she specializes in literary and ideological deviance in twentieth-century Russian literature. While her research keeps her busy with decaying bodies, masculinity, and signs of decadence in the pre-perestroika Soviet Union, she sometimes takes a break to dabble in the poetic world of the Russian soul. In addition to teaching courses in Russian language and literature, she pens the occasional blog.
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