Harriet Murav is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative and World Literatures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She currently serves as editor of Slavic Review. Her most recent book is Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia, published by Stanford University Press in 2011. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for this study in 2006, and it was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2013. With Gennady Estraikh, she co-edited Soviet Jews in World War II: Fighting, Witnessing, Remembering (Borderlines: Russian and East European-Jewish Studies), Academic Studies Press, 2014. She is currently writing a literary study of Bergelson, titled A Strange New World: Untimeliness, Futurity, and David Bergelson. When not doing scholarly work, she agitates for faculty unionization.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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