On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the Carmel Institute continued its year-long series of book talks in honor of the bicentennial of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's birth in 1821. Our third speaker was Dr. Susanne Fusso, Marcus L. Taft Professor of Modern Languages and Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Wesleyan University discussing her 2017 book, Editing Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy: Mikhail Katkov and the Great Russian Novel (NIU Press, 2017).
Dr. Fusso is a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian prose, especially Gogol and Dostoevsky. She is the author of Designing Dead Souls: An Anatomy of Disorder in Gogol (Stanford University Press, 1993) and Discovering Sexuality in Dostoevsky (Northwestern University Press, 2006). Her most recent book is Her most recent translations are of Sergey Gandlevsky's autobiographical novel Trepanation of the Skull (NIU Press, 2014), his novel Illegible (NIU Press, 2019), and the short stories of Nikolai Gogol, The Nose and Other Stories (Columbia University Press, 2020). She has also published edited volumes on Gogol, Karolina Pavlova, and Russian writers' views of America, and a translation of the memoirs and hunting stories of Prince Vladimir Sergeevich Trubetskoi.