Anne Hruska, Ph.D. 2001

Dissertation: Infected Families: Outsider Figures in the Works of Leo Tolstoy.

Anne Hruska did her undergraduate work in Russian at Bryn Mawr before coming to Berkeley. After Berkeley, she taught at the University of Missouri and was a Fellow in the Introduction to Humanities program at Stanford. She is interested in the idea of the family novel both in Russia and in the West; she is working on a book exploring the meaning of emancipation in 19th-century Russian prose. Anna Hruska teaches in the Continuing Studies Program at Stanford.

Selected Publications:

  • “Serfdom and Family Values in the Russian Novel, 1847-1880.” The Russian Review: Forthcoming.
  • “Why You Should Read The Idiot, and How Best to Go About It.” Introduction. The Idiot. By Fyodor Dostoevsky. Bantam Classics Series. New York: Bantam Books. Forthcoming.
  • “Genre: The Family Novel.” 1 Sept. 2004
  • “The Creative Process in Foreign Language Pedagogy” [Tvorcheskii protsess v prepodavanii inostrannogo iazyka]. Voprosy psikhologii i tvorchestva #6. November, 2002. Saratov State University.
  • “Loneliness and Social Class in Tolstoy’s Trilogy Childhood, Boyhood, Youth.” Slavic and East European Journal 44:1 (Spring 2000) pp. 64-78.
  • “Ghosts in the Garden: Ann Radcliffe and Tolstoy’s Childhood, Boyhood, Youth.” Tolstoy Studies Journal Vol. 9 (1997) pp. 1-10.