Category: About

  • Distinctions

    Honors Research Scholar, Northwestern University Research Initiative for the Study of Russian Philosophy and Religious Thought (NU RPRT Research Initiative), 2022- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada.  Inducted November 17, 2012 in Ottawa. Recipient of the Pushkin Medal, awarded April 30, 2008, by Russian President Vladimir Putin, for contribution “to the rapprochement and mutual enrichment of […]

  • Research

    Research Interests Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, nineteenth-century Russian prose, the novel, eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russian intellectual history, the soldier and war in Russian culture. Papers Presented at Scholarly Meetings and Symposia 1994 “Love and self-love in Dostoevsky.” University of Chicago Symposium on Love and Friendship, May 1994. 1995 “Dostoevsky’s Use of Tolstoy in The Idiot.” Ninth […]

  • Publications

    1. Publications—Books 1993 Tolstoy’s Art and Thought, 1847-1880.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993. Distinctions: Honorable Mention, Vucinich Prize for Distinguished Book in Slavic Studies, 1993 Excerpted in: Second Edition (1995) of the Norton Anna Karenina; published in Russian as Iskusstvo i mysl’ Tolstogo. 1847-1880. Trans. Anna Grodetskaia. St. Petersburg: “Akademicheskii proekt”, 2006.  Reviews: […]

  • About

    Education B.A. (magna cum laude), Cornell University (1969) M.A., Harvard University (1971) Ph.D., Harvard University (1979) Employment Visiting Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto, 1994-96 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, June, 1997-2001 Associate Professor, University of Toronto, February, 2001 -2003 Professor, University of Toronto, July, 2003 – University Courses Taught⁠—Undergraduate Level SLA240H (New […]