Centre for Comparative Literature
University of Toronto
Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1K9, Canada
office: Northrop Frye 234
tel: 416.585-4425, fax 416.813.4040
Komaromi’s research interests include Soviet dissident groups, alternative publishing, and unofficial literature and art. Her book Uncensored (2015, winner of the 2016 AATSEEL Prize for Best book in Literary/Cultural Studies) explored dissident subjectivity. Most recently, she edited and introduced Yuli Kosharovsky's We Are Jews Again (2017). Komaromi has done extensive research on alternative publishing in the USSR, producing a database of samizdat periodicals and an electronic archive for dissidence and samizdat. Current projects include a book on the Jewish movement in the USSR, and a comparison of French and Russian neo-avant-garde journals.
We Are Jews Again. Jewish Activism in the Soviet Union, by Yuli Kosharovsky, edited by Ann Komaromi, Syracuse University Press, 2017.
Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat , an electronic archive at the University of Toronto Libraries (launched 2015).
Uncensored: Samizdat Novels and the Quest for Autonomy in Soviet Dissidence , Northwestern University Press, 2015.
Ph. D., The University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2001
M. A., The University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1997
B. A., Northwestern University, 1994
She is completing a book on Samizdat journals with Gennady Kuzovkin of the Memorial Society, Moscow. She is also working on a project to describe unofficial Jewish life in Leningrad in the 1980s.