D.Sc. in Philology

Professor of the Practice of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

President of the International Dostoevsky Society

Member of the Editorial Board of Slavic and East European Journal

Reader for Slavic and East European Journal, Russian Review, Slavic Review, Dostoevsky Studies.

Member of the Jury, ALTA National Translation Prize, 2017


Ph.D. Thesis: The Prose of Daniil Kharms (1987, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)


Research interests: digital humanities, discourse analysis, information visualization, Dostoevsky, literary translation, linguistics applied to the teaching of second languages.


Distinctions and Awards:

Chekhov Sesquicentennial Medal, awarded by the Russian Ministry of Culture, December 2011.

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Duke University, 2003.


Selected Works:



- Apollonio, Carol, and Radislav Lapushin, eds. Chekhov’s Letters: Biography, Context, Genre. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2018. 323 p. In English.

- Simply Chekhov. Simply Charly, 2020. In English.

- Apollonio, Carol, with Angela Brintlinger, eds. Chekhov for the Twenty-First Century. Bloomington, Ind., Slavica, 2012. 384 p. In English

- Apollonio, C, ed. The New Russian Dostoevsky: Readings for the Twenty-First Century. Bloomington, Ind., Slavica, 2010. 286 p. In English.

- Dostoevsky’s Secrets: Reading Against the Grain. Northwestern University Press, 2009.  Translation into Russian by Evgenii Tsypin as Sekrety Dostoevskogo, Academic Studies Press, 2020.



- Ganieva, Alisa. Bride and Groom. Translated by C. Apollonio, Deep Vellum, 2018.

- Ganieva, Alisa. The Mountain and the Wall. Translated by C. Apollonio. Deep Vellum, 2015.

- Sadulaev, German. The Maya Pill. Translated by C. Apollonio. Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.

- Kizaki, Satoko. The Sunken Temple. Translated by C. Flath (Apollonio). Kodansha International Ltd., 1993.

- The Phoenix Tree and Other Stories. Three novellas and a short story by Satoko Kizaki. Translated by C. Flath (Apollonio). Kodansha International Ltd., 1990.



- "AND THE EARTH WILL SIT ON THE MOON Essential stories". Tls The Times Literary Supplement, no. 6097, Feb. 2020, pp. 6–7. In English

- "Translation and the Making of Modern Russian Literature". Russian Review, vol. 75, no. 2, Apr. 2016, pp. 316–317. In English.

- "Demons of Translation: The Strange Path of Dostoevsky's Novels into the English Tradition". Dostoevsky Studies, New Series, Vol. IX, 2005, pp. 45-52. In English.

- "Anna Karenina: Translation, Literalism, and the Life of Art". Tolstoy Studies Journal, Vol. XIV, 2002, pp. 108-115. In English.

- "The Seagull: The Stage Mother, the Missing Father and the Origins of Art". Modern Drama, Vol. XLII, No. 4, Winter 1999, pp. 491-510. In English.

- "The Passion of Dmitrii Karamazov". Slavic Review, Fall 1999, pp. 584-99. In English.

- "Poor Folk: An Allegory of Body and Mind". Dostoevsky Studies, no. 2, 1999. In English.

- "Writing about Nothing: 'Ariadne' and the Narcissistic Narrator". Slavonic and East European Review, no. 77, 2 April 1999, pp. 223-239. In English.

- "Art and Idleness in Chekhov's 'House with a Mezzanine'". Russian Review, July 1999, pp. 456-466. In English.

- "Delineating the Territory of Cechov's 'A Woman's Kingdom'". Russian Literature, XLIV-IV, 15 November 1998, pp. 389-408. In English.

- "The Limits to the Flesh: Searching for the Soul in Chekhov's 'A Boring Story'". Slavic and East European Journal, no. 2, 1997, pp. 271-286.  In English.

- "Fear of Faith: The Hidden Religious Message of Notes From Underground". Slavic and East European Journal, no. 37 (4), 1993, pp. 510-529. In English.


Scopus, Web of Science

- Belknap, R., and C. Apollonio. "Dostoevsky in the lives of remarkable people". Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 60, no. 2, June 2016, pp. 241–251. In English.

- "Antosha & Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan." Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 60, no. 2, 2016, pp. 347–349. In English.

- "Chekhov's Underground Man: 'An Attack of Nerves'". Slavic and East European Journal, Fall 2000, pp. 375-92. In English.


Teaching experience

Associate Professor of the Practice of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (1995-now)

Assistant professor of the Practice, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (1989-1995)

Lecturer, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (1988-1989)