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Sarah Bishop

Associate Professor of Russian
Specialty: Russian language, Russian literature, Russian film

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Ford 305
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
503-375-5398 (Fax)


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

Book Chapters

Bishop, Sarah. “Bakhtin Attends the Theater: Kama Ginkas’s Chekhov Trilogy.” Russian Review 75 (2016): 264-283.

Bishop, Sarah. “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.

Bishop, Sarah. “Elena Andreevna Shvarts (17 May 1948-11 March 2010).” Slavonica 16.2 (November 2010): 112-130.

Bishop, Sarah. "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.

Reviews and Translations

Bishop, Sarah. “Kama Ginkas’s The Black Monk.” The Theatre Times, 2016.

External Grants and Fellowships

Sarah Clovis Bishop, Russian. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Award, Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Institute of International Education, May 2016.
Willamette University

German Studies

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6253 voice
503-370-6720 fax