19th century literature

Natalie Rouland



Dissertation Title: "Ballet and the Imperial Body in Russian Literature, 1851-1895"

M.A. Thesis Title: "Feminine Filiation and the Absent Addressee in Tsvetaeva's 'Podruga' Cycle"


Fellowships and Grants:

  • Kennan Institute Short-Term Scholar Grant, 2009.
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. St. Petersburg, 2008-2009.
  • Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship. Stanford University, 2007-2008.
  • Kathryn R. Davis Travel Grant. AAASS National Graduate Student Award, 2008.
  • Stanford CREEES Research Travel Grant. St. Petersburg, 2006.
  • Stanford Graduate Research Opportunity Grant. St. Petersburg, 2006.
  • Wellesley College Knafel Traveling Fellowship. “In Search of Tsvetaeva: Translation and the Experience of Exile in Moscow, Prague, Berlin, and Paris,” 2001-2002.
  • IIE Fulbright Fellowship. “Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva: A Comparative Study of Silver Age Poets.” Affiliated with Russian State Humanities University. Moscow, 2000-2001.

Selected Conference Papers:

  • “Project of the Contemporary Ballet: Saltykov-Shchedrin on Saint-Léon’s 'The Golden Fish,'” November 2008 (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies).
  • “Tolstoy and the Prism of Realism: Images of the Russian Imperial Ballet,” Stanford University, April 2008 (Stanford Humanities Center).
  • “Estrangement, Enchantment, and Other Tricks of the Trade, Or Tolstoy’s Modernist Take on Ballet,” Princeton University, October 2007 (“Magic, Russian Modernism, and the Avant-garde” Symposium).
  • “The Representation of Ballet in Early Tolstoy,” Stanford University, April 2006 (California Slavic Colloquium).
  • “Echoes of Empire: Russian Self-Representation in Petrushka,” Miami University, October 2006 (Havighurst International Young Researchers Conference).
  • “Feminine Filiation and the Absent Addressee in Tsvetaeva’s Podruga Cycle,” University of California at Berkeley, April 2005 (California Slavic Colloquium).

Languages: English, Russian, Czech, French, German.


2000: B.A., Wellesley College, English and Russian (with honors)

William Leidy

portrait: Isaac Bleaman

leidy AT stanford D0T edu

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Dissertation Title: Scandal and Literature: Dostoevsky's Polemics and Gombrowicz's Provocations

M.A. Thesis Title: Dostoevsky's Underground Type in The Double and Notes from Underground


Conference Papers:

  • Dostoevsky on Glasnost': Early Hopes, Later Misgivings. California Slavic Colloquium. (University of California, San Diego, April 2012)
  • The Proliferation of Scandal in Dostoevsky's The Idiot: New Media and Old-Fashioned Gossip. AATSEEL National Conference. (Seattle, WA, January 2012)
  • The Scandal of Gombrowicz. AATSEEL National Conference (Pasadena, CA, January 2011)
  • The New Soviet Way of Life--Ideals and Implementation: An Analysis of Changing Soviet Society Through Tret'iakov's I Want a Child! and Erdman's The Suicide. California Slavic Colloquium. (University of California, Berkeley, April 2009)
  • Gombrowicz and Form in Ferdydurke. California Slavic Colloquium. (Stanford University, April 2007)
  • Mandelstam's "Peterburgskie Strofy" and Baudelaire's "Correspondances." California Slavic Colloquium. (University of Southern California, April 2006)

Selected Awards: Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship (2010-2011)

Teaching Experience:

  • Winter-Spring 2012. Teaching fellow for "Poetic Justice: Order and Imagination in Russian Culture."
  • Spring 2009. Teaching assistant for “Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and the Social Thought of His Times.” Professor: Gregory Freidin.
  • Winter 2009. Teaching assistant for "Dostoevsky and His Times." Professor: Joseph Frank.
  • 2007-2008. Teacher of two separate sections of First-Year Russian.

Languages: English, Russian, Polish, French (reading), Old Church Slavonic (reading)

Related Field (Ph.D. Minor): Comparative Literature 

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