Erica Drennan
Term Assistant Professor, Slavic, Barnard
Erica Drennan joins the Barnard Slavic Department in fall 2021 after completing her Ph.D. in Russian literature at Columbia. A specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature, her research investigates the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in realist fiction. Her dissertation and current book project, Reading and Judging: Russian Literature on Trial, examines public mock trials of literary characters that were performed in the early twentieth-century in order to explore how readers reinterpreted and reimagined canonical texts. She teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature, as well as comparative literature.

Erica Drennan joins the Barnard Slavic Department in fall 2021 after completing her Ph.D. in Russian literature at Columbia. A specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature, her research investigates the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in realist fiction. Her dissertation and current book project, Reading and Judging: Russian Literature on Trial, examines public mock trials of literary characters that were performed in the early twentieth-century in order to explore how readers reinterpreted and reimagined canonical texts. She teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature, as well as comparative literature.

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