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Susan McReynolds

Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

PhD, Harvard University

Susan McReynolds' research interests include Russian and German literature and philosophy; nationalism, anti-Semitism, and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. She is the author of Redemption and the Merchant God: Dostoevsky’s Economy of Salvation and Antisemitism (Northwestern UP 2008).  She edited and revised the translation Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, published as a new Norton Critical Edition in 2011. She is currently completing a monograph on Dostoevsky’s contributions to twentieth-century cultural and political developments and several projects on Tolstoy, including a study of Tolstoy and Hannah Arendt.

Recent courses taught:

  • Slavic 105-6 Freshman Seminar (Utopia and Anti-Utopia )
  • Slavic 210-3 Introduction to Russian Literature
  • Slavic 311 Dostoevsky
  • Slavic 390 Literature and Politics in Russia
  • Slavic 436 Studies in 19th Century Russian Literature
  • CLS 390 Topics in Comparative Literature (Literature and Money)

Specific interests to Comparative Literary Studies: Russian and German literature and philosophy; the evolution of nationalism and anti-Semitism; Romanticism; New Economic Criticism; issues of modernization; Dostoevsky

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