Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic. University of Toronto Press, 2022.
Writing Fear explores Russian literature’s engagement with the gothic by analysing the practices of borrowing and adaptation. Katherine Bowers shows how these practices shaped literary realism from its romantic beginnings through the big novels of the 1860s and 1870s to its transformation during the modernist period.
Edited books and journal issues
Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity. Volume edited and introduced with Kate Holland (University of Toronto Press, 2021). [Open Access]
A Dostoevskii Companion: Texts and Contexts. Volume edited and introduced with Connor Doak and Kate Holland (Academic Studies Press, 2018).
Information and Empire: Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1850. Volume edited with Simon Franklin (Open Book Publishers, 2017). [Open Access]
Russian Writers and the Fin de Siècle: The Twilight of Realism. Volume edited and introduced with Ani Kokobobo (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
New UK Research in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature. Article cluster edited with Sarah J. Young, with introduction by Katherine Bowers. Modern Languages Open. 27 October 2014. [Open Access]
“Ghost Writers: Radcliffiana and the Russian Gothic Wave.” Victorian Popular Fictions Journal 3.2 (2021): 153-179. [Open Access | Core Deposit]
“Plotting the Ending: Generic Expectation and the Uncanny Epilogue of Crime and Punishment.” Canadian Slavonic Papers 62.2 (2020): 95-108. [CORE deposit]
“Haunted Ice, Fearful Sounds, and the Arctic Sublime: Exploring Nineteenth-Century Polar Gothic Space.” Gothic Studies 19.2 (2017): 71-84. [CORE deposit]
“Unpacking Viazemskii’s Khalat: The Technologies of Dilettantism in Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Literary Culture.” Slavic Review 74.3 (2015): 529-552. [CORE deposit]
“The City through a Glass, Darkly: Use of the Gothic in Early Russian Realism.” The Modern Language Review 108.4 (2013): 1199-1215. [CORE deposit]
“The Three-Dimensional Heroine: The Intertextual Relationship between Three Sisters and Hedda Gabler.” Studies in Slavic Cultures VII (2008): 9-27. [Open Access | CORE deposit]
“Dostoevsky at 200: The State of the Field.” Co-written with Kate Holland. The Russian Review 81.1 (2022): 110-121. [Open Access]
“Dostoevsky Studies in North America.” Co-written with Kate Holland. Literatures of the Americas 11 (2021): 225-238. [Open Access]
“Bicentenary Events in North America.” Co-written with Kate Holland. Dostoevsky Studies 24 (2021): 189-190. [Open Access]
“Digital Projects in the Dostoevsky Classroom,” in Approaches to Teaching Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Michael Katz and Alexander Burry, eds. (Modern Language Association, 2022), 145-151. [Core Deposit]
“Under the Floorboards, Over the Door: The Gothic Corpse and Writing Fear in The Idiot” in Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity, Bowers and Holland, eds. (University of Toronto Press, 2021), 137-159. [Open Access | Core Deposit]
“Data-Sitters Club Super Special: Business is to Successful as Babysitter is to…,” co-written with Lee Skallerup Bessette, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Quinn Dombrowski, Anouk Lang, and Roopika Risam (15% authorial contribution), in We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers, Megan Milks and Marisa Crawford, eds. (Chicago Review Press, 2021), 131-140.
“The Gothic Novel Reader Comes to Russia” in Reading Russia, vol. 2: A History of Reading in Russia, Damiano Rebecchini and Raffaella Vassena, eds. (Ledizioni, 2020), 377-408. [Open Access | CORE deposit]
“Ol’ga Umetskaia and The Idiot” in A Dostoevskii Companion: Texts and Contexts, Bowers, Doak and Holland, eds. (Academic Studies Press, 2018), 274-278. [CORE deposit]
“Experiencing Information: An Early Nineteenth-Century Stroll Along Nevskii Prospekt” in Information and Empire: Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1850, Franklin and Bowers, eds. (Open Book Publishers, 2017), 369-407. [Open Access]
“Through the Opaque Veil: the Gothic and Death in Russian Realism” in The Gothic and Death, Carol Davison, ed. (Manchester University Press, 2017), 157-173. [CORE deposit]
“The Fall of the House: Gothic Narrative and the Decline of the Russian Family” in Russian Writers and the Fin de Siècle: The Twilight of Realism, Bowers and Kokobobo, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 145-161. [CORE deposit]
Papers in conference volumes
“The Fear Factor: Exploiting the Gothic in Turgenev’s Early Sketches,” in At the Nexus of Fear, Horror and Terror: Contemporary Readings, ed. Joseph H. Campos, II and Catalin Ghita (Oxford, UK: Inter-disciplinary Press, 2013), 13-21.
“Culture as an Underlying Means of Miscommunication: Getting American Students of Russian to Associate Russian Culture with Russian Words,” co-authored with Elisabeth Elliott, in Language as an Instrument of Understanding and Mis-Understanding: Russo-American Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons (Moscow: Russian State University for the Humanities Press, 2008), 152-165.
“Trekhmernaia geroinia: Intertekstual’nye sviazi ‘Trekh sester’ i ‘Geddy Gabler,’” trans. Iuliia Krasnosel’skaia, in Ot Igrokov do Dostoevsky Trip: Intertekstual’nost’ v russkoi dramaturgii XIX-XX vv. [From The Gamblers to Dostoevsky Trip: Intertextuality in 19th– and 20th-Century Russian Drama], ed. Vladimir Kataev and Andrew Wachtel (Moscow: Moscow State University Press, 2006), 42-58.
Entries in: The Literary Encyclopedia, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4th edition, 2012)
Reviews in: The Modern Language Review, Slavic Review, The Russian Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Canadian Slavonic Papers, KinoKultura, Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics and Society, Journal of European Studies, Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Translation & Literature
Translations in: The Early Chekhov Translation Project (Vol 1), The Norton Critical Edition of The Brothers Karamazov (2nd edition, 2011), Studies in East European Thought.