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Rima Greenhill



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Fall Quarter, 2015: by appointment

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Rima Greenhill

Senior Lecturer in Russian

Rima Greenhill was born and raised in Vilnius, the multilingual capital of Lithuania, and has made learning and teaching foreign languages her life-long passion. She has taught all levels of Russian at Stanford, and prior to that at the School of Slavonic and East European Languages, London University where she obtained her two Masters degrees, one in the Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages and the second in the History of the Russian Language and the 19th c. Russian Novel. Her PhD in Russian Language and Literature (“Lexical and Stylistic devices in the novels of I. Il’f and E. Petrov”) is also from London University. She is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford.

Rima's research interests are trade and diplomatic relations between England and Russia under the Tudors and Stuarts. Her most recent publications include an entry on Grigory Kozintsev’s movie Hamlet for The Literary Encyclopedia (July 2015), two papers on Early Modern travel narratives by foreign visitors in Reading East (Essay 6, 2013 and Essay 7, 2014) and an article “Ostap Bender – Hamlet of the NEP Era? ” (Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies, Conference Proceedings, School of Advanced Studies, London University, 2011).

Currently she is completing a book on Russian elements in Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labour's Lost, which elucidates many heretofore opaque references and relationships.