Joe PeschioJoe Peschio

Associate Professor

Office: Curtin Hall, Room 816
Phone: 414-229-4949
Curriculum Vitae: PDF 87kb

Mailing Address:

Slavic Languages Program
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413


Ph.D., Russian Literature, University of Michigan
M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
B.A., Russian, University of Wyoming

Research Interests:

My research focuses primarily on the literary and cultural history of the Russian Golden Age (roughly, 1800-40). My current and past projects are concerned with underground literary societies, the Russian libertine tradition, literary censorship, and, more broadly, the sociology and pragmatics of Russian literature. I have worked as a Fulbright Fellow, State Department Title VIII Research Fellow, and University of Michigan Predoctoral Fellow at various institutions in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Teaching Interests:

Russian language, literature, film, and cultural history.

Other Relevant Activities:

I am the Coordinator for the UWM Slavic Languages Program, which offers a Major and a Minor in Russian, and Faculty Coordinator for the Russian and East European Studies Certificate Program. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly with questions about these programs.

I edit a book series for Academic Studies Press called The Unknown Nineteenth Century.
I am an editor at The Fundamental Digital Library of Russian Literature and Folklore (Russian Academy of Sciences), and I also serve on the editorial staff of the Moscow-based journal Philologica: A Bilingual Journal of Russian and Theoretical Philology.

I am happy to certify translations of transcripts, birth certificates, and other official documents written in Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian/Croatian pro bono for members of the UWM community and, when time permits, for other residents of the Milwaukee metro area. I also administer proficiency exams in Russian and Serbian/Croatian for UWM students (by appointment).

Recent Publications:

The Poetics of Impudence and Intimacy in the Age of Pushkin. Forthcoming on University of Wisconsin Press. Ordering Information.

"Lighting The Green Lamp: Unpublished and Unknown Poems." In A. Gillespie (ed.), The Other Pushkin: Taboo Texts, Topics, Interpretations. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012, 84-111.

[with I. Pil'shchikov, Moscow State University] "The Proliferation of Elite Readerships and Circle Poetics in Pushkin and Baratynskii (1820s – 1830s)." In: M. Remnek (ed.), The Space of the Book in Russia's Social Imagination. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011, 82-107.

"Once More about Arkadii Rodzianko and Pushkin," Pushkin Review, 8/9 (2005-6): 77-92.