Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures
B.A. 2000 (Art History), Columbia University; M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2009 (Slavic Languages and Literatures), University of California, Berkeley
19th and 20th century Russian prose and painting; theories of realism and the avant-garde; history of Russian and Soviet art; interart studies; theories of the novel; representations of urban and rural space
Studies in the Novel: Dostoevsky; Russian Realist Literature and Painting; Russian and Soviet Art, 1757-Present; Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and the Novel; The Fantastic in Russian Artistic Culture; City and Country in the Novel; Masterpieces of Russian Literature I; Literature and Painting in the Age of Tolstoy
Russian Realisms: Interart Encounters in 19th Century Literature and Painting. Book manuscript.
Russian Points of View: The Theory and Practice of Perspective in Russia, 1820-1940. Book manuscript.
“Painting History, Realistically.” In From Realism to the Silver Age: Russian Artistic
Culture in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Rosalind P. Blakesley and Margaret Samu.Forthcoming.
“Wandering Greeks: How Repin Discovers the People.” Ab Imperio: Studies of New
Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space. As part of a special issue on nomadism. Forthcoming.
“Panorama P’era: Opticheskaia illiuziia i illiuziia romana v Voine i mire” (“Pierre’s
Panorama: Optical and Novelistic Illusion in War and Peace”). In Lev Tolstoi i mirovaia literatura: Materialy V Mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii, edited by Galina Alekseeva, 80-90. Tula: Iasnaia Poliana Press, 2008.
“Polet nad Moskvoi: Vid s vozdukha i reprezentatsiia prostranstva v Mastere i Margarite Bulgakova” (“Flying over Moscow: Aerial Perspectives and Spatial Representation in Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita”). Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie 76 (2005): 173-95.