Department of Germanic
and Slavic Studies

Newcomb Hall 305
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-865-5276
Fax: 504-865-5277

Photos thanks to
Professor Brumfield
and A. Carr.

Kathryn Schild | e-mail
Newcomb 305 C | 504-862-3095

Professor of Practice in Russian

kathryn schild

Kathryn Schild earned her Ph.D in the University of California, Berkeley Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, with an emphasis on Soviet literature. She has also studied at Princeton University, Moscow State University, and Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.

Her research interests include how literature presents identity, power, and nationality; Soviet literary politics; and cross-cultural encounters.  Her dissertation, "Between Moscowand Baku: National Literatures at the 1934 Congress of Soviet Writers," argues for a new understanding of Soviet literature as multinational.  She has also worked on the intersection of Russian and Turkish literature. 

Dr. Schild teaches Russian language (first and second year), literature, and culture courses. In 2013-14, she is teaching "Tolstoy and Dostoevsky:  The Wages of Sin" in the fall and "Literature and Revolution" in the Spring, both with readings in English translation.  Previous courses have covered Soviet and post-Soviet culture, nation and empire in 19th century literature, the un/holy, the U.S. through Russian eyes, and murder in Russian literature.  She is an enthusiastic traveler, cook, and reader.  

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Tulane U., Dept. of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Newcomb Hall 305, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5276