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Nancy Tittler

Senior Instructor

German and Russian Studies


Nancy Tittler is Senior Instructor in Russian, Undergraduate Director of Russian Studies and faculty associate in the Translation Research and Instruction Program. She teaches Russian language, literature, cultural history and translation. She holds an MA (1976) and PhD (1981) in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale University and a BA (1974) in Russian and English from Oberlin College.


  • PhD, MA, Yale University
  • BA, Oberlin College

Research Interests

  • Russian Language
  • Literature and Cultural History
  • Russian Theatre
  • Language Pedagogy

Teaching Interests

  • Elementary Russian Language
  • Intermediate Russian Language
  • Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
  • Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
  • Introduction to Russian Literature
  • Women in Russian Literature
  • The Seagull's Flight: Russian Drama
  • Demons, Fools and Madmen in Russian Literature


  • 2017 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Select Publications

  • Translation, with Devon Miller-Dugan, of Innokentiy Annensky's "Three Trefoils" from The Cypress Chest (1910), in Cardinal Points: The Literary Journal of the Slavic Studies Department of Brown University, vol. 8, 2018.