Harvard College Professor / Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature / Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
William Mills Todd III is Harvard College Professor and Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature at Harvard; he teaches in the Slavic and Comparative Literature Departments. He was educated at Dartmouth College, Oxford, and Columbia University. He has published many articles on Russian literature of the post-medieval period, on literary theory, and on the sociology of literature. He has edited several multi-author volumes and written The Familiar Letter as a Literary Genre in the Age of Pushkin and Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin: Ideology, Institutions, Narrative. These books have also appeared in Russian translation, as has an edited volume of American Pushkin studies.
Sovremennoe amerikanskoe pushkinovedenie: Sbornik statei (St. Petersburg, 1999).
The Familiar Letter as a Literary Genre in the Age of Pushkin (1976, Russian transl. 1995).
Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin: Ideology, Institutions, Narrative (1986, Russian translation 1996).
Soviet Sociology of Literature: Conceptions of a Changing World (1990).