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About the Site

Peter Rollberg

Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies and International Affairs

Office: 1957 E Street, NW Ste. 412
Phone: 202-994-8711

Peter Rollberg was born in the former East Germany and grew up in Moscow. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Leipzig in 1988 and came to the United States in 1990, first teaching at Duke University and then at The George Washington University. Rollberg won the Bender Teaching Prize in 1999 and the Trachtenberg Teaching Award in 2001. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.


Professor Rollberg's research is devoted to the history of Russian and Soviet culture, with focus on literature and film. His publications include articles in English, Russian, and German on writers such as Alexander Bogdanov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Vladimir Makanin, and filmmakers such as Sergei Bondarchuk and Yakov Protazanov. In recent years, his particular interest has been devoted to the relationship between literary and visual culture.

Selected Publications:

(2010). The A to Z of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Lanham, Maryland - Toronto - Plymouth: The Scarecrow Press.

(2008). "Sergei Bondarchuk's And Quiet Flows the Don." In: KinoKultura: New Russian Cinema (, Issue 21 (July 2008).

(1998). And Meaning for a Life Entire. Festschrift for Charles A. Moser. Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica.

(1996). The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic, and Central Asian Literatures. Vol. 10. Gulf Breeze: Academic International Press.

(1995). "Toward a New Sobriety: Post-Communist Intellectuals Searching for Identity." Partisan Review, 4 (Fall); pp. 630-639.

(1993). Invisible Transcendence: Vladimir Makanin's Outsiders. Washington, DC: Kennan Institute Occasional Papers.

Honors Courses:

HONR 199 Honors Capstone


Ph.D., University of Leipzig, Germany