Thomas Dyne

  • Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Russian Major Undergraduate Advisor

Thomas Dyne is a scholar of 19th-century Russian literature, the theory of the novel, and narrative ethics.

Education and Training

  • PhD, UC Berkeley, 2019
  • MA, UC Berkeley, 2015
  • MA, NYU, 2011
  • BA, NYU, 2009

Courses Taught

  • Crime & Punishment & Kanye West
  • Elementary Russian I & II
  • Early Russian Culture
  • Adultery, Murder, Omniscience: Introduction to Nineteenth Century Russian Literature
  • Sci-Fi: East and West
  • Behind Bars: Cross-Cultural Representations of the Prison in the 20th Century

Representative publications

"'That's the horrible part: I understand everything!': The Narrative Ethics of Misreading the Other in Dostoevsky's Poor Folk and 'The Meek One'", Slavic and East European Journal, vol 64, no. 3, Fall 2020, pp 453-72
"Silent Scenes of Interpretation: Visual & Verbal Language in Tolstoy's Narrative", Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. XXVIII, December 2016, pp. 7-16

Research interests 

  • Narrative ethics in the nineteenth-century novel
  • The representation of the body in the novel
  • Theory of narrative and the novel
  • Science fiction
  • History of the firearm in Russian literature