Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
I am the Coordinator of the Russian Program at MSU. Please visit the Russian Program homepage at http://www.montclair.edu/chss/modern-languages-literatures/russian-program/
My research focuses on 19th-century novels from Russia, Western Europe, and the United States. I'm particularly interested in how modern fiction intersects with other spheres of cultural production, including painting, science, and religion. My book The Real and The Sacred: Picturing Jesus in Nineteenth-Century Fiction was recently released by University of Michigan Press. I co-edited the volume Alter Icons: The Russian Icon and Modernity (Penn State Press, 2010) as well a special issue of the journal arcadia on Identity and Community (2008). My publications include articles on Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Proust, and Lew Wallace.