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Russian Literary Scholar Enjoying Fulbright Scholarship to UM

Leisure and travel are the norm during the holidays, but Ivan Delazari has little time for either this year. As a 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar to the University of Mississippi, the visiting professor in the UM Department of English is consumed with completing his research on William Faulkner’s dialogue with his readership.

Delazari traveled thousands of miles from his home in St. Petersburg, Russia, in August to pursue his studies on the subject. His six-month grant ends in mid-February.

“Reading is about all I’m doing here,” said Delazari, an associate professor in the literary history department at St.  Petersburg State University. “When I was en route to Oxford, I knew the library would be where I would spend most of my time.”