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Anastassiya Andrianova

Office: Minard 318 E48

Anastassiya Andrianova is an Assistant Professor of English. She received her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), specializing in British literature and philosophy of the long 19th century, from David Hume to Bernard Shaw. She has published on Victorian literature and culture, drama, postcolonial literature, translation, and pedagogy in Modern DramaTranslation and Literature, and other peer-reviewed journals, and is currently working on representations of animals in 19th-21st century literature and culture, with a focus on animal consent. She is also an Editorial Board Member for Supernatural Studies and the 2016-2019 Special-Interest Delegate to the MLA Delegate Assembly representing Lecturers, Adjuncts, and Instructors.

Dr. Andrianova has been teaching undergraduate courses in literature and writing since Fall 2004. She joined NDSU’s English Department in Spring 2014 and has taught a variety of courses, including: Introduction to Literary Studies, Survey of British Literature II, World Literature Masterpieces, Honors Composition, Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Professional Writing.

Research Interests

British Romantic and Victorian literature, drama, translation, pedagogy, postcolonial literature, Slavic literature, animal studies

Selected Publications

"Narrating Animal Trauma in Bulgakov and Tolstoy." Animal Narratology [Special Issue], ed. Joela Jacobs. Humanities 5(4), 84 (2016).

“Teen Drama with a Bite: Human Animality in Jeff Davis’ Teen Wolf.” Supernatural Studies 3.1 (Spring 2016): 65-84.

“A Postcolonial Reading of Lesia Ukraïnka’s Orhiia.” Modern Drama 58.1 (Spring 2015): 1-21. (The Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2016 Outstanding Article Award & Modern Drama Award for Outstanding Article of 2015)

“Aeneas Among the Cossacks: Eneïda in Modern Ukraine.” The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World, ed. Adam J. Goldwyn. Uppsala, Sweden: Studia Graeca Upsalensia, 2015: 91-110.

“‘fear them which kill the soul’: Marie Corelli’s Manifesto Against Positivist Education.” Victorians Journal 124 (Fall 2013): 98-123.

“A Nilufar by Any Other Name: The Implications of Reading Sadegh Hedayat inTranslation.” Translation and Literature 22 (2013): 215-39.

“Accounting for Achilles: Teaching Literature to Non-Majors.” Syllabus 2.1 (2013): 1-10.

“‘thoughts die sooner than languages’: The Vitalism of the Literal in Bernard Shaw’s Back to Methuselah.” UpStage 3 (Winter 2012). Site 


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