Columbia University in the City of New York
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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