William Mills Todd III

William
Mills
Todd III

Harvard College Professor / Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature / Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Executive Committee
Faculty Associate

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.

Expertise
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.
Current Project
The Serialization of the Russian Novel (1860s–80s); Russian Literary and Cultural Theory

Education

Ph.D.
, Russian Literature
, Columbia University
Selected Publications

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).

Telephone
617-495-1997