William Mills Todd III

William Mills Todd III

Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature and Research Professor of Comparative Literature
Harvard College Professor
William Todd

Research Fields: Narrative and cultural studies; Russian, English, and French literature of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries; Russian fiction and social history; literary sociology, semiotics, Pushkin and Dostoevsky. 

Education: Ph.D., Columbia, 1973; M.A., Oxford, 1968; A.B., 1966 Dartmouth  

Selected Works: Discoveries and Advances in Literary Theory, 1960s-1980s:  Neoformalism, The Linguistic Model, and Beyond (2011).The Ruse of the Russian Novel (2006); Dostoevsky As A Professional Writer (2003); Sovremennoe amerikanskoe Pushkinovedenie: Sbornik Statei (1999); 
 Soviet Sociology of Literature: Conceptions of a Changing World (1990); Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin: Ideology, Institutions, Narrative (1986, Russian transl 1996.); Literature and Society in Imperial Russia: 1800-1914 (1978); The Familiar Letter as a Literary Genre in the Age of Pushkin (1976, Russian transl. 1995) 


On Leave 2018-2019 
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