Pedagogy Fellow in Slavic
Giulia Dossi is a 6th year Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Studies. Her research focuses broadly on nineteenth century Russian literature and affect theory. In particular, her dissertation examines the use of grotesque affectivity in the texts of early psychiatry (1860-1907) and literary Realism, and their interconnectedness. Giulia’s research explores how the use of conflicting, discordant feelings allowed authors and psychiatrists to create complex, compelling characters in their texts. Before moving to Cambridge for graduate school Giulia lived in Bologna, Berlin, and St. Petersburg. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Russian from the University of Bologna and an M.A. in Slavic Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin.