Janneke van de Stadt

Janneke van de Stadt

Joseph L. Rice III 1954 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
Leo Tolstoy
Isak Dinesen
Music and Literature
Fairy Tales
Comparative Children’s Literature
Translation Studies



Continuing Russian I (not offered 2024/25)

RUSS 343 / GBST 343 / JWST 343 SEM

Spectacles on His Nose and Autumn on his Heart: The Oeuvre of Isaac Babel (not offered 2024/25)

Scholarship/Creative Work

“Teaching Alice in Translation.” Approaches to Teaching Alice in Wonderland, edited by Kimberly Reed. MLA Books, forthcoming.

“Lost and Found in Translation: Dinesen, Andersen, and the Rhetoric of Virginity.” Scandinavian Studies Journal,  June 2020

“Isaac Babel.” Entry in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. 2015.

“For His Eyes Only: Performance and Spectatorship in Tolstoy’s Family Happiness.” Tolstoy Studies Journal, 2013.

“Two Tales of One City: Isaac Babel, Fellow Traveling and the End of NEP.” The NEP Era, Fall, 2012

“Writer, Heal Thyself: Trauma and Its Undoing in Two Tales by Isaac Babel.” The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, Spring, 2012.

“Sturm und Gesang: Kuprin’s Conversation with Chaikovsky and Tolstoy.” Muzyka: Russian Music Past and Present, Fall, 2012.


Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize for teaching and writing, June 2018

The Whiting Foundation, grant for research at USC; awarded in April, 2018.

Fellow, The Oakley Center for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Spring, 2005, 2011-2012 academic year, and fall 2018.


Professional Affiliations

Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)

Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA)

Current Committees

  • Faculty Steering Committee

Thesis Advisor to Fi van Wingerden (COMP ’20): “Max Havelaar in Retelling and Translation.”

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