Sarah Clovis Bishop

Associate Professor of Russian
Specialty: Russian language, Russian literature, Russian film; Department Chair

Sarah Bishop teaches Russian language, literature, and film. Her courses include a survey of Russian and Soviet film, a writing-centered approach to Russian short stories, and a theme-based course on love and family in twentieth-century Russian literature. Her research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century poetry and film. She has also begun writing about recent English-language prose by Russian emigres.


  • MA, PhD Princeton University
  • BA Williams College

Teaching Areas

  • Russian language, Russian literature, Russian film

Recent Publications

  • “Harmonious Disharmony: Elena Shvarts’s Trudy i dni Lavinii, monakhini iz Ordena Obrezaniia Serdtsa.” Slavic and East European Journal, Summer 56.2 (2012): 213-231.
  • “Elena Andreevna Shvarts (17 May 1948-11 March 2010).” Slavonica 16.2 (November 2010): 112-130.
  • "St. Thérèse de l'Enfant-Jésus: The Radiant Inspiration behind Zinaida Gippius's Siianiia." Slavic and East European Journal 50.2 (Summer 2006): 272-286.