Victoria Frede

Associate Professor
Office Hours: 
Monday/Tuesday, 2–3 p.m. (Spring 2018)
3217 Dwinelle
(510) 642-2457

Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

MPhil., School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 1996

B.A., Cambridge University, 1993

Research Interests: 

Imperial Russia, late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Russian intellectual history, with comparisons between developments in Russia, Germany, France and Britain; history of anti-religious thought; history of emotions; history of friendship;

Representative Publications: 

Doubt, Atheism, and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press,  2011).

“Atheism in the Russian Enlightenment,” Russian Literature 75, 1-4 (2014): 121-61.

“Stankevič and Hegel’s Arrival in Russia,” Studies in East European Thought 65, 3-4 (December 2013): 159-174.

"Radicals and Feelings: the 1860s" in Mark Steinberg and Valeria Sobol, eds. Interpreting Emotions in Russia and Eastern Europe(DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011), 62-81.

"Materialism and the Radical Intelligentsia, 1858-1863," in Gary A. Hamburg and Randall Poole, eds., A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830–1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 69-89.

"A Radical Circle Confronts a Radical Woman: M. L. Ogareva, the Westernizers, and the Problem of Individual Self-Fulfillment," inJahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, 54, no. 2 (2006): 161-189.

"Istoriia kollektivnogo razocharovaniia: druzhba, nravstvennost' i religioznost' v druzheskom krugu A. I. Gertsena – N. P. Ogareva 1830 – 1840-kh gg.," tr. S. Silakova, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 49, no. 3 (2001): 159-190