Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies
303 Ramer History House


  • Ph. D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University
  • B. A. in Russian, History, Wesleyan University

Selected publications

“Valerii Briusov’s Zemlia: An Occult Critique of Symbolist Apocalyptic Theurgy,” Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 61, No. 4 (2017)

“From the Correspondence of Roman Jakobson and Father Georges Florovsky,” Wiener Slavistisches Jahrbuch, vol. 4 (2016)

Lindsay’s work focuses on the first Russian modernists and their literary, theatrical, and critical engagement with genre theory and religious philosophy. Her teaching interests include 19th-century Russian literature, Dostoevsky, and late-Soviet and contemporary Russian cinema. Her book project reframes Russian Symbolism between the deaths of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy (1881-1910) to show how the cultural moment of both writers’ deaths, as well as their lyrical and philosophical modes of inquiry, influenced Symbolist poetic and dramatic theory and practice.