Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies, and International Affairs, Director of Russian Language and Literature
Dr. Rollberg studied at
Rollberg’s main fields of expertise are Russian and Soviet literature and film. His over 100 publications include articles on Aleksandr Pushkin (1988), Vladimir Makanin (1987, 1993), Vasily Belov (1987, 1990), Vasily Grossman (1990), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1991), Mikhail Bulgakov (1990, 1993, 2011), Anatoly Kim (1989, 1993, 2000), Fyodor Dostoevsky (2001, 2013), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (2018), and the philosopher Vladimir Ern (1998). His articles on cinema are devoted to Yakov Protazanov (2008), Sergei Bondarchuk (2008), Georgian filmmaker Goderdzi Chokheli (2012), Kazakh director Shaken Aimanov (2019), Soviet cameramen who became directors (2016), football in Russian cinema (2020), and martial arts in Kazakh cinema (2022). Rollberg’s books include The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic, and Central Asian Literatures, vol. 10 (1996); And Meaning for a Life Entire. Festschrift for Charles A. Moser on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday (1998); Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema (2008; second, expanded edition 2016); Mass Media in the Post-Soviet World: Market Forces, State Actors, and Political Manipulation in the Informational Environment after Communism, edited with Marlene Laruelle (2018); and The Cinema of Soviet Kazakhstan 1925-1991: An Uneasy Legacy (2021).
Rollberg won the Morton A. Bender Teaching Award in 1999 and the Oscar and Shoshanna Trachtenberg Award for Teaching in 2001.