Narrative and cultural studies; Russian, English, and French literature of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries; Russian fiction and social history; literary sociology, semiotics, Pushkin and Dostoevsky.
A book on the serialization of the Russian novel (1860s-80s)
Articles on Pushkin and on Russian literary and cultural theory.
Ph.D. 1973 Columbia
M.A. 1968 Oxford
A.B. 1966 Dartmouth
- Graduate Student Council Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard, 1999 Harvard College Professor, 2002 (an award for undergraduate teaching)
- Awarded the A.S. Pushkin Medal for great services (velikie zaslugi) at the Taurida Palace in St. Petersburg June, 2003.
- The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages 2005 award for outstanding contribution to Scholarship.
The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages 2015 award for outstanding contribution to the profession.