HAROLD D. BAKER
10 Misty Shadow
Irvine, CA 92603
biff@aleks.com
(949) 310-2041
  
EDUCATION
1988 Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Brown University.
1985 M.A. in Comparative Literature, Brown University.
1976 B.A. in English with High Honors, Hobart College.
  
LANGUAGES
Spoken Russian, French, Spanish, German, Polish.
  
POSITIONS HELD
2011-Present Director of Advanced Solutions, ALEKS Corporation, Irvine, California.
1999-2011 Director of Customer Support, ALEKS Corporation, Irvine, California.
1997-99 Assistant Specialist in Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
1989-97 Assistant Professor of Russian, University of California, Irvine.
1988-89 Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Oberlin College.
1987-88 Visiting Instructor of English, Gustavus Adolphus College.
1985-86 Associate Director of the Cooperative Russian Language Program, Council for International Educational Exchange and Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR.
1983-84 Lecteur in English Language, University of Dijon, Dijon, France.
  
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
Books
1. MS Of Plain and Sky: Landscape under the Sign of High Realism.
Book Chapters
1. 1999 "Vera Merkur'eva," essay with 12 translated poems, in Russian Women Writers, ed. Christine D. Tomei (New York, London: Garland Press, 1999), 729-51 (vol. 2). (Heldt Award for Best Book, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1999.)
2. 2014 "Bitov Reading Proust through the Windows of Pushkin House," in Contemporary Literary Criticism, vol. 361, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014), 120-31. [Reprint of 5. under Journal Articles.]
Encyclopedia Articles
1. 2004 "Tolstaya, Tatiana Nikitichna" in Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. James R. Millar (New York: Thomson Gale; Macmillan Reference USA, 2004), vol. 4, 1555-56.
Journal Articles
1. 1986 "Rite of Passage: 'Ithaca,' Style and the Structure of Ulysses," James Joyce Quarterly (May 1986): 277-97.
2. 1991 "The Horizontality of Nineteenth-Century Realistic Landscape Painting," Yearbook of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fine Arts 2 (1990): 59-92. [Text of conference paper available below.]
3. 1992 "Landscape as Textual Practice in Coleridge's Notebooks," ELH 59 (1992): 651-70.
4. 1995 "Psychoanalysis and Ideology: Bakhtin, Lacan, and Žižek," History of European Ideas 20, nos. 1-3 (1995): 499-504. [Text of conference paper available below.]
5. 1998 "Bitov Reading Proust Through the Windows of Pushkin House," Slavic and East European Journal 41, no. 4 (Winter 1997): 604-26. [Text of conference paper available below.]
6. 1998 "Obsessional and Hysterical Modes of National Identity," Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 2, no. 2 (Fall 1997): 129-45. [Text of conference paper available below.]
7. 1998 "Socratic, Hermetic, and Internally Convincing Dialogue: Types of Interlocution in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita," Russian Review 57 (January 1998): 53-71.
8. 2001 "Voland's Seventh Proof: The Event in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita," Russian Literature 49, no. 1 (January 1, 2001). [Text of conference paper, "The Event in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita," available below.]
Proceedings Papers
1. 1996 "Literature and Science: The Case of Pastoral," in Language and Literature Today: Proceedings of the XIXth Triennial Congress of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures Brasília 20-30 August 1993, ed. Neide de Faria (Brasília: Universidade de Brasília, 1996), 926-30 (vol. 2). [Text of conference paper available below.]
2. 1997 "Landscape, Indirection, and Feminine Subjectivity in Madame Bovary," in Semiotics around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, eds. Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr (Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997), 369-72. [Text of conference paper available below.]
3. 1999 "The Good Samaritan: An Exemplary Narrative of Moral Choice," in Proceedings of the Workshop on Multi-Reflexive Models of Agent Behavior, ed. Vladimir A. Lefebvre (White Sands, NM: U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 1999), 63-68. [Text of conference paper available below.]
4. 1999 "A Computer Method for Literary Scholarship," in Comparative Literature Now[:] Theories and Practice, eds. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Milan V. Dimić  with Irene Sywenky, series Littérature générale et comparée (Paris: Honoré Champion, 1999), 807-14. [Text of conference paper, "Computer Methods in Literary Scholarship," available below.]
5. 2000 "Modest Platonovich in Bitov's Pushkin House: A Theory of History and Culture," in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature: Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995, eds. Karen L. Ryan and Barry P. Scherr, General Editor Ronald J. Hill, series International Council for Central and East European Studies (London, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000), 206-14. [Text of conference paper available below.]
6. 2014 "Santa Ana, California: A Geography of Compassion through Community Reflection and Action," in Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology, eds. Victoria Carty, Tekle M. Woldemikael, and Rafael Luévano, (Lanham; Boulder; New York; Toronto; Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2014), 123-29. [Text of conference paper available below.]
7. 2014 "ALEKS" in Challenges of Mathematical Education: An American and Iranian Discussion: University of California, Irvine, January 27-29, 2014, ed. Donald Saari (Published and Distributed by the Mathematical Association of America[, 2014]), 95.
Review Articles and Reviews
1. 1990 Virgil Nemoianu, A Theory of the Secondary: Literature, Progress, and Reaction ("A Cybernetics of Literature and History"), Critical Texts 7, no. 1 (1990): 90-96.
2. 1992 Riitta Pittman, The Writer's Divided Self in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Slavic and East European Journal 36, no. 4 (Winter 1992): 508-10.
3. 1995 Eugene Hollahan, Crisis-Consciousness and the Novel, History of European Ideas 21, no. 2 (March 1995): 315-16.
4. 1996 Clare Cavanagh, Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition, Philosophy and Literature 20, no. 1 (April 1996): 257-59.
Conference Papers
1. 1989 "Othello: Semantic and Geographic Coordinates," Eighth Biennial Symposium: Intercultural Perspectives in Poetics and Linguistics, November 10-11, 1989, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
2. 1990 "The Horizontality of Nineteenth-Century Realistic Landscape Painting," International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Fine Arts of the 19th Century, October 17-20, 1990, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina.
3. 1991 "Pastoral in Anna Karenina," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages of Southern California, May 4, 1991, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
4. 1991 "The Event in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Annual Convention, December 30, 1991, San Francisco, California.
5. 1992 "Psychoanalysis and Ideology: Bakhtin, Lacan, and Žižek," European Integration and the European Mind: Cultural Hegemony or Dialogue of Cultures, Third Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, August 26, 1992, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
6. 1993 "Bitov Reading Proust," Re-Orientations: Comparative Poetics, Relations between the Arts, and Cross-Cultural Issues in Film, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 25-28, 1993, Indiana University, Bloomington.
7. 1993 "Literature and Science: The Case of Pastoral," XIX Congress of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures, August 22-30, 1993, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil.
8. 1994 "Petr Chaadaev: Exile and National Identity," Borders, Exiles and Diasporas, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 3-5, 1994, The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California.
9. 1994 "Geographical Body and National Identity in Russian History," Histories, Bodies, Identities, Fourth Annual Conference of Philosophy Interpretation Culture, April 22-23, 1994, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.
10. 1994 "Landscape, Indirection, and Female Subjectivity in Madame Bovary," Semiotics Around the World: Synthesis in Diversity, Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, June 12-18, 1994, University of California, Berkeley.
11. 1994 "Computer Methods in Literary Scholarship," Literature and Diversity: Languages, Cultures, Societies, XIV Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, August 15-20, 1994, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
12. 1994 "Problems of Russian National Identity," The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, August 22-27, 1994, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria.
13. 1994 "The Moscow/Petersburg Opposition in Anna Karenina," 26th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, November 17-20, 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
14. 1995 "Modest Platonovich in Bitov's Pushkin House: A Theory of History and Culture," V World Congress for Central and East European Studies, International Council for Central and East European Studies, August 6-11, 1995, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology and Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
15. 1995 "Obsessional and Hysterical Modes of Russian National Identity," Psychoanalysis and Postcolonialism: Nation, Identity, Self, First Annual Conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, October 12-14, 1995, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
16. 1996 "Adventures in Client-Centered Curriculum Planning," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Regional Meeting, Southern California, May 4, 1996, University of California, Los Angeles.
17. 1998 "Interrogating Landscape: The Social and National Landscapes in Turgenev's 'Singers'," the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of California, Irvine, May 5-9, 1998.
18. 1998 "The Good Samaritan: An Exemplary Narrative of Moral Choice," Workshop on Multi-Reflexive Models of Agent Behavior, Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 18-20, 1998.
19. 1998 "Chronotope and Metaphorical Binding in The Brothers Karamazov," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, San Francisco, California, December 28, 1998.
20. 2000 "Marketing Russian National Identity," Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, Washington, DC, December 28, 2000.
21. 2012 "Santa Ana, California: A Geography of Compassion," Faceless Latino/a Immigrants: Pathways to Resistance, Chapman University, Orange, California, March 16-17, 2012.