Carol Apollonio

Carol Apollonio

Professor of the Practice of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

External address: 
310 Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259
(919) 660-3143

Specialist in Russian literature, Russian and Japanese translation, and language pedagogy; have worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Government. Recently have been enjoying serving as president of the North American Dostoevsky Society. Something is always happening on our Facebook page: In times of trouble, take a break and read Chekhov.


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1987

Apollonio, C, and Lapushin, R. Chekhov's Letters Biography, Context, Poetics(Accepted).: Lexington Books, November 15, 2018.

Ganieva, A. Bride and Groom. Trans. Apollonio, C.: Deep Vellum, 2018. (Fictional Work)

Ganieva, A. The Mountain and the Wall. Deep Vellum Publishing, June 8, 2015.

Apollonio, C. The Maya Pill (Tabletka) by German Sadulaev. Dalkey Archive Press, 2013. (Fictional Work)

Apollonio, C, and Britlinger, A. Checkhov for the Twenty-First Century. Slavica, 2012.

Apollonio, C. The New Russian Dostoevsky: Readings for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. C Apollonio. Trans. C Apollonio. Slavica, 2010.

Apollonio, C. Dostoevsky's Secrets: Reading Against the Grain. Northwestern University Press, 2009.

Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s. Ed. T Lahusen, V Garros, and N Koranevskaya. Trans. C Flath (Apollonio). The New Press, 1995.

Andrews, E, Tuyl, JV, Maksimova, E, Dolgova, I, and Flath (Apollonio), C. С месма б карьер: Leaping Into Russian. A Systematic Introduction to Contemporary Russian Grammar. Focus, 1993.

Kizaki, S. The Sunken Temple. Trans. C Flath (Apollonio). Kodansha International Ltd., 1993. (Fictional Work)

Apollonio, C. "Dostoevsky: Translator and translated." Dostoevsky in Context. January 1, 2016. 236-243. Full Text

Chekhov, . "The Bride (Nevesta)." Anton Chekhov’s Selected Short Stores. Ed. C Popkin. Trans. C Apollonio. Norton Critical Edition, 2014.

Apollonio, C. "Gained in translation: Chekhov's "lady"." Chekhov for the 21st Century. January 1, 2012. 281-298.

Stepanov, A. "The Psychology of Chekhov’s Creative Method and Generative Poetics." Chekhov for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. C Apollonio and A Brintlinger. Slavica, 2012.

Apollonio, C. "The Idiot’s ‘Vertical Sanctuary’: The Holbein Christ and Ippolit’s Confession." F.M. Dostoevsky in the Context of Cultural Dialogues. Ed. K Kroo and T Szabo. Budapest: ELTE: Russian Literature and Literary Studies, 2010. (Essay)

"Chekhov in the Afterworld: The Life of Translations: A Roundtable with Peter Constantine, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky." Chekhov the Immigrant: Translating a Cultural Icon. Ed. M Finke and JD Sherbinin. Trans. C Apollonio. Slavica, 2008.

Flath (Apollonio), C. "Russian Documents: education and folk culture in the 19th century." Russian Women: Experience and Expression, Historical and Literary Documents 1700-1917. Ed. R Bisha, J Gheith, C Holden, and W Wagner. Indian University Press, 2002.

Flath (Apollonio), C. "Nikolai Gerasimovich Pomialovsky." The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Russian Literature in the Age of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. 2001.

Flath (Apollonio), C. "Escape from Idyll: Chekhov and Pushkin." Collected Essays in Honor of the Bicentennial of Alexander S. Pushkin’s Birth. Ed. JT Ryfa. Edwin Mellen Press, 2000. 37-52.

Apollonio, C. "Does the Translation Matter? (Submitted)." Tolstoy 100 Years On. Ed. J Andrews. (Essay)


Belknap, R, and Apollonio, C. "Dostoevsky in the lives of remarkable people." Slavic and East European Journal 60.2 (June 1, 2016): 241-251. (Review)

Apollonio, C. "Translation and the Making of Modern Russian Literature." RUSSIAN REVIEW 75.2 (April 2016): 316-317.

Apollonio, C. "Antosha & Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan." Slavic and East European Journal 60.2 (2016): 347-349.

Apollonio, C. "ANNA KARENINA." TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 5842 (March 20, 2015): 12-13.

Apollonio, C. "ANNA KARENINA." Tls the Times Literary Supplement 5842 (March 20, 2015): 12-13.

Apollonio, C. "Dostoevskii's Overcoat: Influence, Comparison, and Transposition." SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL 59.1 (2015): 127-128.

Apollonio, C. "Толстой в переводах Констанц Гарнетт (In preparation)." Лев Толстой и мировая литература (2013).

Apollonio, C. "Dostoevsky’s Religion: Words Images, and the Seed of Charity." Ed. S McReynolds. Dostoevsky Studies 12 (2009).

Apollonio, C. "Scenic Storytelling in Chekhov’s ’Grasshopper’." The Bulletin of the North American Chekhov Society XLI.1 (2009).

Apollonio, C. "Dostoevsky's Unfinished Journey." Slavic and East European Journal 52.3 (2008): 455-456.


Apollonio, C, Tolstoy, L, and Karenina, A. "Shapify." Tls the Times Literary Supplement 5842 (January 1, 2015): 12-13.

Apollonio, C. "Three Sisters." RUSSIAN REVIEW 73.4 (October 2014): 616-617.

Sukhikh, I. "The Death of the Hero in Chekhov’s World." Ed. C Apollonio and A Brintlinger. Trans. C Apollonio. (2012).

Stepanov, A. "The Psychology of Chekhov's Creative Method and Generative Poetics." Trans. C Apollonio. Chekhov for the Twenty-First Century (2012).

Sadulaev, G. "The Devil of Potatoes." Trans. C Apollonio. The Maya Pill, The Dirty Goat Fall (2011).

Apollonio, C. "A New Century, A New Chekhov." Slavic and East European Journal 50.3 (2006). (Review)

Ivanova, G. "Labor-Camp Socialism: The GULAG in the Soviet Totalitarian System." Ed. DJ Raleigh and ME Sharpe. Trans. C Flath (Apollonio). (2000).

Kizaki, S. "The Phoenix Tree and Other Stories." Trans. C Flath (Apollonio). (1990). (Fictional Work)

Chekhov, A. "Late Blooming Flowers (In preparation)." Trans. C Apollonio. (Fictional Work)