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Dr. Lina Steiner

Akademische Rätin und Projektkoordinatorin der Forschungsstelle „Philosophie und Literatur”

Dr. Lina Steiner2

Kontaktdaten: Internationales Zentrum für Philosophie, NRW 

Universität Bonn

Institut für Philosophie

Poppelsdorfer Allee 28 D-53115 Bonn

Raum: EG (Anbau), Raumnr. 0.006 

Tel.: +49 (0)228/73-62033

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Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre: Kulturphilosophie. Literatur und Ethik. Ästhetik. Literaturtheorie. Russische und Osteuropäische Philosophie, Ideengeschichte und Kulturgeschichte. 


1. Books

For Humanity’s Sake: The Bildungsroman in Russian Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2011) 284 pages.


By Gary Saul Morson in Slavic and East European Journal 56:4 (Fall 2012) 452-4; by Virgil Nemoianu in The Review of Metaphysics 65: 4 (June 2012) 895-7; by Nina Perlina in Russian Review 72:1 (January 2013) 143-14; by Elena Krasnoschekova in Slavic Review 71:4 (Winter 2012) 958-60; by Ornella Discacciati in  Europa Orientalis 32 (2013) 335-8; by Robert Harris in Slavonica 20 (April 2014) 212-215.

 Romanticism: Philosophy and Literature, co-edited with Michael N. Forster (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). 

 A Palgrave Handbook of Russian Thought, co-edited with Marina F.  Bykova and Michael N.Forster (forthcoming in 2020).


2. Special Issues

 “The Russian Revolution Reconsidered,” a special issue of Studies in East European Thought 70:4 (December 2018). Special guest editor together with Marina Bykova.

 "Literature and the Revolution," a special issue of Studies in East European Thought 71:1 (March 2019). Special guest editor.

 "On the Borders of Silver Age,” Slavic Review 67: 3 (Fall 2008). Special Guest Editor with Robert Bird.  

3. Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Éducation esthétique et Naïveté seconde dans le Père Serge de Tolstoï". Naivetés. Eds. Thomas Pavel et Isabelle de Vandeuvre. (Paris: Hermann). Forthcoming in 2020.  
  • "Dostoevsky as a Romantic Novelist" forthcoming in Romanticism, Philosophy, Literature.
  • "Herder's Russian Advocate: Tolstoy on the Vocation of Humanity", Herder und das 19.Jahrhundert/ Herder and the Nineteenth Century. (Conference Proceedings). Eds. Liisa Steinby and Johannes Schmidt (Heidelberg: Synchron Press, 2020) 427-43. 
  • “The Bildungsroman in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union", A History of the Bildungsroman. Ed. Sarah Graham (Cambridge University Press, 2019) 84-116. 
  • "A Revolutionary as a Beautiful Soul: Lev Tolstoy's Path to Ethical Anarchism", Studies in East European Thought 71:1 (Spring 2019) 43-62. 
  • "In Search of a Lost Paradise: Simplicity in Tolstoy and Schiller's Dialectic of Naive and Sentimental Literature", Russkaia literatura i filosofia: puti vzaimodeistvia", ed. E.A. Takho-Godi (Moscow: Institut mirovoi literatury RAN, Vodolei 2018) 154-79.  
  •  “Education”, The Oxford Handbook for German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. Eds. Michael N. Forster and Kristin Gjesdal (Oxford University Press, 2015) 453-72.
  • “The Vital Question: Bildung in Nineteenth-Century Russia”, Bildung der Moderne. Eds. Klaus Vieweg and Michael N. Forster (Tübingen: Francke Verlag, 2013) 197-210.
  • “The Russian Aufklärer: Tolstoy in Search of Truth, Freedom and Immortality”, Slavic Review 70: 4 (Winter 2011) 773-94.
  • “Tolstoy, Liberal and Individualist: On Personality and the Protagonist in War and Peace”, Russian History/Histoire Russe 36: 3 (2009) 424-442.
  • “My Most Mature Poèma:’ Pushkin’s Poltava and the Irony of Russian National Culture,” Comparative Literature 61:1 (Spring 2009) 1-45.
  • “Herzen’s Tragic Bildungsroman,” Russian Literature LXI-I/II (2007) 139-174.
  • “Dostoevsky’s Netochka Nezvanova on the Path of Bildung”, Die Welt der Slaven LI (Summer 2006) 233-252.
  • "Pushkin’s Parable of the Prodigal Daughter: The Evolution of the Prose Tale from Aestheticism to Historicism", Comparative Literature 56: 2 (Spring 2004) 130-146.
  • "Toward an Ideal Universal Community: Yuri Lotman's Revisiting of the Enlightenment and Romanticism", Comparative Literature Studies 40: 1 (February 2003) 37-53.


Zur Person:

Born on July 16, 1973 in Dnepr (Dnepropetrovsk), Ukraine. 

US citizen (since 2003).

1999-2003 PhD in Comparative Literature, Yale University, USA.

2003-2012 Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program on Poetry and Poetics, The University of Chicago, USA.

2012-2013 Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of Comparative Literature, Fundamentals and the Program on Poetry and Poetics, The University if Chicago. 

Seit 2013 Akademische Rätin am Institut für Philosophie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

Seit 2019 Associate Editor, Studies in East European Thought.