Barry Scherr





  • B.A. Harvard University
  • M.A. University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

  • "Metrical Ambiguity." Studia Metrica et Poetica, 10 (2023), no. 2, 7-31.

    Maxim Gorky, "The Old Man" and "The Counterfeit Coin": Two Plays.  Translated and with an introduction by Barry P. Scherr.  Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2023. Pp. xxxvii + 98.

    "Philip Larkin and the Stanza." Studia Metrica et Poetica, 9 (2022), no. 2, 7-62.

    "A Modernist Before His Time: The Formal Innovations of Gavrila Derzhavin." Slavonic and East European Review, 99 (2021), no. 3, 401-31.

    "By the Numbers: Notes on Analyzing Russian Verse Rhythm." In Unacknowledged Legislators: Studies in Russian Literary History and Poetics in Honor of Michael Wachtel. Ed. Lazar Fleishman, David M. Bether, and Ilya VInitsky.  (Stanford Slavic Studies, 50). Berlin: Peter Lang, 2020. Pp. 11-29.

    "Novatorstvo Gor´kogo v p´ese Fal´shivaia moneta" [The originality of Gorky's play, The Counterfeit Coin]. In Mirovoe znachenie M. Gor´kogo. M. Gor´kii: Materialy i issledovaniia, vol. 15.  Ed. L. A. Spiridonova.  Moscow:  IMLI RAN, 2020.  Pp. 62-79.

    Quantitative Approaches to Versification.  Ed. Petr Plecháč, Barry P. Scherr et al. Prague: Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2019. Pp. 275. Includes Barry P. Scherr, "The Russian Quintain,"  pp. 219-36.

    "A Shadow Career:  The Covert Poetry Of Vladimir Lifshits." Russian Literature, 99 (2018), 91-134.

    "Seeing the Forest through the Trees:  The Underlying Structure of Gumilev's 'Les'." In A/Z: Essays in Honor of Alexander Zholkovsky.  Ed. Dennis Ioffe, Marcus Levitt, Joe Peschio, and Igor Pilshchikov.  Boston:  Academic Studies Press, 2018.  Pp. 465-78.

  • "Dostoevskii on Horseback." Slavic and East European Journal, 61 (2017), no. 4, 674-95. 

  • "Analyzing Stanza Rhythm:  A Brief History and Future Directions."  In M. L. Gasparovu— Stikhovedu: In Memoriam.  Ed. Marina Akimova and Marina Tarlinskaja.   Moscow: Iazyki slavianskoi kul´tury, 2017.  Pp. 117-37. 

  • Lifshits/Losev/Loseff: Sbornik pamiati L´va Vladimirovicha Loseva.  [Lifshits/Losev/Loseff: A Volume in Memory of Lev Vladimirovich Loseff]. Ed. Mikhail Gronas and Barry P. Scherr.  Moscow:  Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2017.  Pp. 425. Includes Barry P. Scherr, "Vkus iazyka izgnan´ia: Stolknovenie L´va Loseva s angliiskim" [Tasting the Language of Exile:  Lev Loseff and the Encounter with English], pp. 399–421.

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