Janneke van de Stadt

Professor of Russian
Hollander Hall Rm 307
At Williams since 2001


B.A. Amherst College (1988)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1994)
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Slavic Languages (2000)

Areas of Expertise

Isaac Babel
Body Theory
Guy de Maupassant
Music in Literature


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

RUSS 343 / COMP 343 S / INST 343 S / JWST 343 S

Spectacles on His Nose and Autumn on his Heart: The Oeuvre of Isaac Babel

Scholarship/Creative Work

“A Question of Place: Situating Old Shloime in Isaac Babel’s Oeuvre,” The Russian Review, January 2007.

“The Poetics of Transit: Miss Harriet and Guy de Maupassant,” SEEJ, Winter 2007.

Editor of the English Translation of Luz Arce’s “El Infierno,” University of Wisconsin Press.

“Seeing ‘amiss’ or Misreading ‘a Miss’: Imperfect Vision in Maupassant’s Les Tombales,” Dalhousie French Studies, volume 51, 2000.

“Narrative, Music, and Performance: Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata and the Example of Beethoven,” Tolstoy Studies Journal, volume 12, 2000.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

University WARF Fellowship, 1998

College of Letters and Science Teaching Prize, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995.

J. Thomas Shaw Prize for the best paper presented at AATSEEL-Wisconsin, 1995.

Dobro Slovo Honors Society, inducted 1993.

Mikhail Schweitzer Book Award for excellence in Russian, Amherst College, 1988.

Lincoln Lowell Russell Prize for excellence in music, Amherst College, 1988.

Previous Posts

Taught Russian, Spanish and Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conference, March 31, 2007

Current Committees

  • Comparative Literature Program