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Nila Friedberg (2004) Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Russian. Ph.D. 2002
University of Toronto (Canada)





Nila Friedberg received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Toronto in 2002 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA Slavic Department in 2002-2004. Her interests include linguistic approaches to literature, Russian poetics, Joseph Brodsky's poetry, and language contact. She is  the coordinator of the Heritage Russian program at PSU, and teaches Russian phonetics and phonology, Languages of the world, second and fourth year Russian and nineteenth century Russian literature. She has previously taught Russian at the Middlebury College Russian School and UCLA, and taught linguistics and phonetics at the University of Toronto and York University in Canada.


Friedberg Formal Approaches to Poetry
Recent Developments in Metrics
Ed. by Dresher, B. Elan / Friedberg, Nila
ISBN 3-11-018522-9


"Rule-makers and Rule-breakers: Brodsky and Slutsky as Reformers of Russian Verse." Russian Review, vol. 68 (4), 2009 [in press]

"Slavic Blank Verse." In The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, ed. R. Greene, Princeton University Press [in press]

"The Russian Auden and the Russianness of Auden: Meaning and Form in a Translation by Brodsky." In Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms. From language to metrics and beyond, ed. J.L. Aroui and A. Arleo. John Benjamins, 2009 [in press], 227-243

“Constraints, Complexity, and the Grammar of Poetry”In Formal Approaches to Poetry, ed. B. Elan Dresher and Nila Friedberg, Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2006

“Joseph Brodsky”In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture, ed. Karen Evans-Romaine, Helena Goscilo, Tatiana Smorodinskaya. Routledge, 2006

Review of “M. Wachtel, The Cambridge Introduction to Russian PoetrySlavic and Eastern European Journal 50.4, 2006

“The Rhythm of Exile: Rhythm and Semantics in Brodsky's Iambic Verse” Die Welt der Slaven, vol. 47 (2), 275-306. Munich, 2002

"Rhyme as Reason: Conjunct Morphology in Ojibwe Storytelling” In Storytelling: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives, ed. M. Sanchez and I. Blayer, 118-129. New York: Peter Lang, 2002

“Foreign Flavor’ in Brodsky's Verse” In Meter, Rhythm and Performance, ed. K. Kueper, 373-384, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2002

“Teoriia russkogo metra na osnove ogranichenii”/ “A Constraint-based Theory of Russian Meter” In Slavianskii stikh: Lingvisticheskaia i prikladnaia poetika/ Slavic Verse: Linguistic and Applied Poetics, ed. M.L. Gasparov, A.V. Prokhorov and T.V. Skulacheva, Moscow: Jazyki russkoi kul’tury, 2001


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