von-bernuthRussian literature of the 19th century, Medieval Russian literature

My most recent publication is an analysis of a puzzling Romantic tale by Vladimir Odoevsky, “The Sylph” (Slavic and East European Journal, Summer 2011).  My ongoing research explores the ways in which Nikolai Gogol’s fictional world is shaped by his preoccupation with the deadly sin of acedia (despondency).

Courses Regularly Taught:

SLAV  101 Peasants, Popes, and Party Hacks: Introduction to Slavic Civilizations
RUSS  270 Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century
RUSS 471 Gogol
RUSS 479 Tolstoy
RUSS 493 The Russian Short Story
RUSS 859 Medieval and Baroque Russian Literature

Curriculum Vitae