James McGavran

I am a fourth-year graduate student in Princeton University's Slavic Literatures Ph.D. program. I am spending my Fulbright year in Moscow, doing research for my dissertation on the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. I intend to focus eventually on humor as a central or dominant characteristic of his work, but for now I am gathering as much information and reading as widely as I can. I am formally affiliated with Moscow State University, but I spend most of my time at the Mayakovsky museum and in various libraries and archives.

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
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