Molly Brunson, Ph.D. 2009


Dissertation: The War (and the Peace) between Russian Literary and Painterly Realism

Assistant Professor of Russian Literature, Yale University

Molly Brunson received her B.A. in Art History from Columbia University in 2000. After Berkeley, Molly Brunson assumed a teaching position at Yale University. She reworked her dissertation into a book on the role of interart competition in the development of distinct traditions of the novel and of painting in 19th century Russian Realism. Her second book will trace the theory and practice of perspective in Russian painting and literature, 1820-1940. She has published on the role of visual culture in the prose of Leo Tolstoy and Mikhail Bulgakov, among other topics. Her interests include the representation of urban and rural space, interart theory, the aesthetics and ideology of realism, and the theory of the novel.

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