M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1994)
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Slavic Languages (2000)
Areas of Expertise
Guy de Maupassant
Music in Literature
RUSS 102(S)Elementary Russian II
RUSS 201(F)Advanced Russian I
RUSS 204 / COMP 204Revolution and its Aftermath: A Survey of 20th-Century Russian Literature
COMP 208(F)Through the Looking Glass: Comparative Children's Literature
COMP 232 TReading and Writing the Body
RUSS 306 / COMP 306(S)Rise and Shine with Tolstoy
RUSS 343 / COMP 343 / INST 343 / JWST 343Spectacles on His Nose and Autumn on his Heart: The Oeuvre of Isaac Babel
“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.
Taught Russian, Spanish and Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conference, March 31, 2007