Modern Classical Languages and Literatures :: Russian

Ona Renner-Fahey

Associate Professor

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Office Location: LA 316

Office Telephone: (406) 243-4602


Curriculum Vitae: Click here

Current Position

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Mondays 10:10-11:00, 2:10-3:00

Fridays 11:10-12

And by appointment

Field of Study

Autobiography, twentieth-century poetry, the creative process, women authors


Autumn 2013 Courses:

RUSS 101 (First-year Russian)

RUSS 302 (Third-year Russian)

RUSS 105 (Introduction to Russian Culture) 


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002

Dissertation: Mythologies of Poetic Creation in Twentieth-Century Russian Verse (Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky, Olga Sedakova)


              M.A., Middlebury College, 1994


              B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1991

Teaching Experience

University of Montana:

    Associate Professor 2009-present

    Assistant Professor, 2003-2009



The Ohio State University:

    Senior Lecturer, Spring Quarter 2002



Ohio Wesleyan University:

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spring Semester 2002

    Instructor, Autumn Semester 2000 through Autumn Semester 2001

Selected Publications

Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. (Entry on Anna Akhmatova). New York: Routkedge, 2014. (forthcoming)


“Diary of a Devoted Child: Nadezhda Durova’s Self-Presentation in The Cavalry Maiden.” The Slavic and East European Journal. 53.2 (2009).


Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (Entries on Anna Akhmatova, Olga Sedakova, Elena Shvarts, and the Russian Nobel Prize winners.) 2006.


Dryzhakova, Elena.  “Madness as a Humanitarian Problem in Dostoevsky’s The Double.” (Translation.) Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.


In Praise of Aphrodite: Translation of and Interpretive Essay on Marina Tsvetaeva’s Poetic Cycle. The Silver Age Journal, 5 (2002).





Efron, Ariadna  No Love without Poetry: The Memoirs of Marina Tsvetaeva’s Daughter. Ed. and trans. Diane Nemec Ignashev. Evanston, ILL: Northwestern UP, 2009. In Slavic and East European Journal. 53.4 (2010.)


Stock, Ute. The Ethics of the Poet: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Art in the Light of Conscience. Modern Humanities Research Association Texts and Dissertations, Vol.  62. Leeds, England: Maney Publishing, 2005. In Slavic and East European Journal. 50.2 (2006.)


Tsvetaeva, Marina. Milestones: A Bilingual Edition. Trans. Robin Kemball. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2003. In Slavic and East European Journal 48.3 (2005).