| Mark Lipovetsky is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies and Comparative Literature in the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of five books on Russian literature and culture: The Hard Work of Freedom: Essays on Contemporary Russian Literature (1991), The Poetics of the Literary Fairy-Tale (1992), Russian Postmodernism: The Essays of Historic Poetics (1997), Russian Postmodernism: Dialogue with Chaos (1999), and Modern Russian Literature: 1950s-1990s (co-authored with Naum Leiderman, 2001; second edition in 2003). Together with Marina Balina, he edited the volume of Dictionary of Literary Biography: Russian Writers Since 1980 (Gale Group, 2003). Anthology of Russian and Soviet wondertales Politicizing Magic, co-edited by Lipovetsky together with Marina Balina and Helena Goscilo is accepted for publication by Northwestern University Press. The annotated anthology of Soviet literary criticism of the 1970s-1980s prepared in collaboration with Evgeny Shklovsky will come out in Moscow publishing house in early 2005. Currently Lipovestky is working on a new book on Russian postmodernism and on a monograph on new Russian drama. He has published extensively on issues of literary and cultural history, theory and criticism in such journals as: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, Russian Review, SEEJ, Iskusstvo kino, Russian Literature, Znamia, and many others.
Mark Lipovetsky taught Russian and comparative literature, film, and culture at Ekaterinburg Theater Institute (1989-92), Ural State Pedagogical University (1992-96), the University of Pittsburgh (1994-95) and Illinois Wesleyan University (1996-99). In 1994 he was the recipient of Fulbright Scholarship and in 2001 of a grant from the Social Sciences Research Council (Eurasia Program). Since 1996 lives in the US.