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Donna Orwin

Professor, Russian Literature
Fellow Royal Society of Canada

121 St. Joseph Street, Room 421

tel: 416-971-2647

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Research Interests:

Russian psychological prose, Russian writings on war, 18th and 19th century Russian literature and intellectual history.



Ph.D., Harvard University, 1979 
M.A., Harvard University, 1971
B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University, 1969

Courses Taught:

SLA196 Russia at War
SLA317 - Tolstoy
SLA433 - Novel Study - Anna Karenina
SLA423 - Novel Study - War and Peace
SLA252 - Russian Short Fiction
SLA423 - War and Peace
SLA433 – Anna Karenina
SLA463 – Themes in Russian Realism
SLA1238 - Dostoevsky
SLA1240 - Tolstoy
SLA1228 - Themes in Russian Realism

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Department of Slavic
Languages and Literatures
121 St. Joseph Street
Alumni Hall (AH), Room 431
Toronto, Ontario ~ M5S 1J4

tel: 416-946-0011

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