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Dr. Lina Steiner

Akademischer Rätin, Projektkoordinator der Forschungsstelle „Philosophie und Literatur”

Dr. Lina Steiner2


Internationales Zentrum für Philosophie

Universität Bonn

Institut für Philosophie

Lehrstuhl für theoretische Philosophie
Poppelsdorfer Allee 28

D-53115 Bonn
Raum: EG (Anbau), Raumnr. 0.006 
Tel.: +49 (0)228/73-62031
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Sprechstunden: Montag 15-16 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung.


Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre

Kulturphilosophie. Literatur und Ethik. Ästhetik. Russische und Osteuropäische Philosophie, Ideengeschichte und Kulturgeschichte. 



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

Rezensionen: by Virgil Nemoianu, The Review of Metaphysics 65: 4 (June 2012) 895-897; by Gary Saul Morson; Slavic and East European Journal 56:4 (Fall 2012) 452-454:  by Nina Perlina, Russian Review 72:1 (January 2013) 143-144; by Elena Krasnoschekova, Slavic Review 71:4 (Winter 2012) 958-960;  by Ornella Discacciati, Europa Orientalis 32 (2013) 335-338; by Robert Harris, Slavonica 20 (April 2014) 212-215.

  • The Poetics of Maturity: Autonomy and Aesthetic Education in Byron, Pushkin and Stendhal (Yale University Diss., 2004). ISBN 9780496726011. 
  • “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.
  • The Palgrave Handbook to Russian Thought and Philosophy, with Marina Bykova and Michael N. Forster. Forthcoming in 2019.
  • Romanticism, Philosophy, Literature, with Michael N. Fosrter (Palgrave). Forthcoming in 2019.

Ausgewählte Aufsätze:

  • “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: Insitut 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: Yurii Lotman Revisits the Enlightenment and Romanticism," Comparative Literature Studies 40: 1 (February 2003) 36-53.

Zur Person (CV)

  • 1990-1995 Studium der Sprachwissenschaft, Anglistik und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der Lomonosow-Universität, Moskau, Rußland.
  • 1995-1999 Studium der Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft und Philosophie. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell University, Bucknell University, USA.
  • 1999-2004 Promotion (PhD in Comparative Literature), Yale University, USA.
  • 2004-2012 Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures,  Affiliated Faculty, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, USA.
  • 2012-2013 Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, The University of Chicago, USA.
  • Seit September 2013 Akademischer Rat an Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
  • Seit 2019 Associate Editor, Studies in East European Thought.