John Lyles

John Lyles

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: Russian Studies
Phone: 330-263-1940
Office Address: 230 Kauke

Lyles received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Virginia and his dissertation is on the depiction and representation of Caucasians in 19th century Russian literature as compared with contemporary Russian film.  He has a forthcoming article on Pushkin’s Prisoner of the Caucasus.  His second main research interest is Dostoevsky.  His article on Dostoevsky’s first work, Poor Folk, was recently published in Slavic and East European Journal.  He is currently researching an article on Dostoevsky’s second work, The Double.

Courses Taught

  • Russian 101 – 102
  • Russian 201 – 202
  • The Devil and Double in Russian Literature
  • Tolstoy
  • The History and Depiction of the Vampire in the West
  • Encountering the Other in Russian Literature and Film
  • Dostoevsky
  • Russian Literature and Society: Creating a Perfect World
  • Russian Culture and Civilization