Russian
Contact
Department Chair:
Tom Newlin

Administrative Assistant:
Polly Bratton

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8650
Fax: (440) 775-6355

Location:
Peters Hall 222
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thomas Newlin

Thomas Newlin

Chair and Associate Professor of Russian

Contact Information

E-mail:


Office:
Peters Hall 228
(440) 775-8656

Personal Office Hours:
Mon. 1:00-3:00 p.m
Thursday 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
And by appointment

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College,1982
  • Master of Arts, Columbia University 1986
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University,1994


Professor Newlin teaches both Russian language (in recent years mostly first year Russian) and a range of literature courses in translation, including “Tolstoy and Dostoevsky,” “Literature and the Woman Question in Nineteenth-Century Russia,” “Literature and the Land: Nature-Writing in Russia and America,” “The Meaning of Life: Dispatches from Nineteenth-Century Russia.” He has also been closely involved for some years with the Environmental Studies Program. His scholarly interests focus on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature and history, Russian visual culture, and the history of ecological ideas in Russia. He is author of The Voice in the Garden: Andrei Bolotov and the Anxieties of Russian Pastoral (Northwestern, 2001), and is currently writing a book that explores the ways nineteenth-century Russian writers, artists, and scientists looked at and represented the natural world.