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James “Frank” Goodwin

Associate Professor of Russian
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Office Hours — Spring 2020

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Or by appointment:

Areas of Research

Russian literature, thought and culture of the late imperial and Soviet periods, particularly as a response to social and political conflict, as well as a reflection of Russia’s engagement with the natural world.


Dr. James (Frank) Goodwin joined the faculty of Russian Studies at UF in 2003. He teaches courses on Russian language and Russian literary prose of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His book Confronting Dostoevsky’s Demons: Anarchism and the Specter of Bakunin in Twentieth-Century Russia (Peter Lang/ Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature, 2010) explores the cultural and political significance of Dostoevsky’s novel in light of the Russian revolution.