Brian Egdorf


B.A. Illinois Wesleyan University, French, English, and Russian, 2008
M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder, Comparative Literature, 2012
M.A. European University at St. Petersburg, Russian Cultural History and the Arts, 2013
Entered Berkeley Program in 2013

Dissertation title: The Psychological Novel and Science of the Brain: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy

Research interests: the 19th-century psychological novel, narrative and the mind, science of the brain in the 19th-century

Languages known and studied: French, Russian, German, Czech, Old Church Slavic

“The Multiplicity of Narrative: The Hidden Subjectivities of Anna Karenina.” Tolstoy Studies Journal XXVIII, 2016
“Arkady Dolgoruky’s Alibi of Excess: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Adolescent and the Architectonics of Author and Hero.” The Dostoevsky Journal, 2012

Conference Participation:
“Mind and Narrative: Epilepsy in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot.” AATSEEL 2016, Austin, TX
“Against Narration: The Hidden Subjectivities of Anna Karenina.” AATSEEL 2015, Vancouver, BC

Study/Work Abroad:
Fall 2006, Université de Nantes, France
2008-2009, English teacher, Morlaix, France