Academic journal article Tolstoy Studies Journal

Galina Vasil'evna Alekseeva

Academic journal article Tolstoy Studies Journal

Galina Vasil'evna Alekseeva

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Galina Vasil'evna Alekseeva, Head of Research at the State Tolstoy Museum at Yasnaya Polyana and Distinguished Cultural Scholar of the Russian Federation, is widely known as a highly qualified academic, an energetic leader, an authority on Russian and American cultures, as well as author and compiler of several unique publications--for example, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Lev Tolstoy's dialogues with Americans) (2010), a good number of scholarly articles, plus a series of Proceedings of international conferences devoted to "Tolstoy and World Literature" that she has organised regularly at Yasnaya Polyana since 1998.

Much could be said about Alekseeva's achievements, as well as the honors she has garnered both in Russia and abroad. Twice (in 1996 and 1999) she was awarded status as a Canadian Studies Scholar; she was a Kennan Scholar in America in 1998, and received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2002. Over the past decade, Alekseeva has been in considerable demand as a lecturer on Tolstoy at academic institutions worldwide. She has been given special recognition for her seminal work on Tolstoy's connections with American transcendentalists. She is also listed in [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Who's Who in Russian Literary Criticism).

Slavic scholars in Canada, in particular, are appreciative of the research Alekseeva has undertaken on the Doukhobors--a religious sect Tolstoy helped relocate to that country at the close of the nineteenth century. …

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