William Todd

Harvard College Professor
Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature

Harvard University


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 Projects:

A book on the serialization of the Russian novel (1860s-80s)
Articles on Pushkin and on Russian literary and cultural theory.


Ph.D. 1973 Columbia
M.A. 1968 Oxford
A.B. 1966 Dartmouth