Lynne Ikach teaches courses in 19th and 20th-century Russian literature as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced Russian language. She incorporates culture at all levels of language instruction and uses a wide range of materials in her courses, including online news articles, interviews, films, music videos, and literature. Professor Ikach's research focuses on Russian autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries; her most recent project is on the diaries and homes of Lev and Sophia Tolstoy.
- PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation: "Reinventing the Self: Narrative Persona in Five Autobiographical Works of Viktor B. Shklovsky," Maurice Friedberg, Advisor
- MA in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- BA in Russian Studies, Grand Valley State Colleges
- Beginning Russian Language
- Intermediate Russian Language
- Composition and Conversation
- Language in Context
- The "Other" in Russian Literature and Film (in English)
- Classics of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (in English)
- Change and Revolution in Russian Literature (in English)
- Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Film (in English)
- Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
- Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
- Tutorial in Russian
- Senior Capstone
Recent Public Presentations
- "At Home with(out) the Tolstoys." Presented at Humanities and Arts Interest Group, Cornell College, December 2013.
- "Pussy Riot: The Crime. The Trial. The Sentence. What Does It All Mean?" Presented at Cornell College, November 2012.
- "Writing the Tolstoy Family in Letters, Diaries, and Memoirs." Presented at The Past, Present, and Future of the Book Conference, Cornell College, February 2012.
- "An Ordinary Genre in Extraordinary Times: Remarkable Diaries from the Soviet Era." Presented at Humanities and Arts Interest Group, Cornell College, March 2008.
Service to the Cornell Community
- Chair, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, 2000-03 and 2013-present
- ESL Coordinator, 1999-present
- Program Advisor: Russian and Russian Studies Programs
- Faculty Advisor to Russian Club
- Faculty Advisor to Native Americans at Cornell College
- Chair, Regulations Subcommittee, 2014-present
- Chair, Committee on Committees, 2003-05 and 2011-12
- Chair, Writing Program Committee, 2010-11
- Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, 2006-08
- Humanities and Arts Interest Group Coordinator, 1996-2005
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
- American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)
- Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)