Molly Brunson is Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, with a secondary appointment in the Department of the History of Art. She writes and teaches broadly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and art history. Her book Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840—1890 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016) articulated a theory of realism from the relation between word and image in the classic works of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev; and Fedotov, Perov, and Repin. Brunson is currently working on a second book, The Russian Point of View: Perspective and the Birth of Modern Russian Culture, for which she was named a fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute during summer 2016.