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Associate Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies
B.A. 1986 Brown University; M.A. in Comparative Literature, 1995 Harvard University Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1999 Harvard University
Office Address: 19 University Place, 206 New York, New York (US) 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8674
Areas of Research/Interest
Nineteenth-century Russian prose; the rise of print culture; theories of the novel; Russian literature in comparative perspective; imaginary geographies.
Modern Languages Association; American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies; American Studies Association; American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages
Thin Culture, High Art: Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America. Harvard University press, 2006.
“On Cultivating One’s Own Garden with Other People’s Labor: Serfdom in Tolstoy’s ‘Landowner’s Morning.’” In Before They Were Titans: Early Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, ed. Elizabeth Cheresh Allen, Academic Studies Press, 2015.
“Rossiia i ‘mirovaia literatura’” (“Russia and ‘World Literature’”). In Voprosy Literatury, 2014. Chinese translation in Forum for World Literature Studies, Wuhan, China, 2015.“
‘The World on the Back of a Fish’: Mobility, Immobility and Economics in Oblomov.” Russian Review, January 2011.“Print Culture and Real Life in Dostoevsky’s Demons.” Dostoevsky Studies XI, 2007.
“Dostoevsky’s Geography: Centers, Peripheries, Networks.” Slavic Review, summer 2007.
“‘No, this is not the provinces!’: Provincialism, Authenticity and Russianness in Dead Souls.” Russian Review, April 2005.
“‘Bound by Blood to the Race’: Pushkin in African American Context.” Under the Sky of My Africa: Alexander Pushkin and Blackness. Ed. Nicole Svobodny, Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, and Ludmilla A. Trigos; intro. H. L. Gates. Northwestern University Press, 2006.