Guest Lecture: Molly Brunson

When and Where

Friday, October 04, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 404
Alumni Hall
121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4


Molly Brunson, Yale University


The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, in conjunction with the Department of Art History, is pleased to welcome Prof. Molly Brunson (Yale Unviersity). Prof. Brunson will be giving a lecture and offering a workshop to graduate students.

Public Lecture: "The Russian Point of View: Gogol, Venetsianov, and the Promise of Perspective
Friday, October 4, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Alumni Hall Room 404, 121 St. Joseph Street

Graduate Workshop on transforming a dissertation into a book
Friday, October 4, 2019
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Location TBA

Molly Brunson is an Associate Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University with a secondary appointment in the History of Art. Prof. Brunson received her PhD (2009) from the University of California, Berkeley and is author of Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016). Prof. Brunson specializes in the literature and visual art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on the recurrent realisms that emerged in imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Spanning a broad historical scope, her research encompasses topics as diverse as the socially conscious genre painting of the early nineteenth century and the sweeping novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky to the avant-garde’s claims to the “real” and the rise of Soviet socialist realism. She is particularly interested in aesthetics and interart studies, theories of the novel, visual cultural studies, the representation of space, and the transnational and transhistorical networks of modern culture.


121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4