Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty & Staff Directory

Polina Maksimovich

Title/s:  Part-Time Instructor

Office #:  CC206



  • Ph.D. Northwestern University (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
  • M.A. Northwestern University (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
  • B.A. State Classical Maimonides Academy, Moscow (Philology

Research Interests

  • Russian and Soviet drama and theater; the ‘New Drama’ movement
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual history
  • Representation of the self in Russian culture; Soviet “Internal Emigration”
  • Digital approaches to the humanities
  • Second Language Pedagogy and project-based learning; hybrid teaching, instructional technologies

Professional & Community Affiliations

· American Council of Teachers of Russian

· The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

· American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

· Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies

· International Association for Language Learning Technology

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Russian
  • Intermediate Russian
  • 19th-Century Russian Novel
  • 20th-Century Russian Literature
  • 19th-Century Russian Literature
  • 20th-Century Russian and Soviet Drama

Selected Publications

“‘I’m a Beggar in This Frightful New World’: Between Disfiguring and Fashioning of Self in Olesha’s Fictional Autobiography.” AvtobiografiЯ 8 (2019) 235-50.