Julia Titus

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Sr Lector II Russian Slavic Languages and Literatures
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Spring 2024 office hours: Monday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (in person); by appointment daily (zoom)

Personal website: http://campuspress.yale.edu/juliatitus/


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (January 2018) Dissertation title: “Dostoevsky as a Translator of Eugénie Grandet.”

M.A. in Russian and European Studies, Yale University (1999)

Research Interests:

Second language acquisition; heritage language teaching; bilingualism; translation studies; Russian literature and theater; comparative literature, especially Russian and French literature of the nineteenth century.

Selected Publications:


Dostoevsky as a Translator of Balzac” (Academic Studies Press, 2022), https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/dostoevsky-as-a-translator-of-balzac-julia-titus-book-review-oliver-ready/

Poetry Reader for Russian Learners (Yale University Press, 2015)


Dostoevsky. The Meek One, An Annotated Russian Reader (Yale University Press, 2011)


Both books have been nominated for Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy Award by AATSEEL


“Mandelshtam and Dante: the Russian Connection”  Spunti e Ricerche (vol. 36, 2021) https://www.spuntiericerche.com/index.php/spuntiericerche/issue/view/98

“Using Poetry in a Foreign-Language Classroom,” ICT for Language Learning, 10th Edition, Conference Proceedings (Libreria Universitaria, 2017)

“Russian Heritage Learners’ Goals and Motivation,” Springer Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education (2017)

“Using Blogs in a Heritage Russian Classroom,” Russian Language Journal  (2017)

“Creating and Online Test for Heritage Learners of Russian,” Heritage Language Journal, 2012)

Current Courses:

Introductory Russian; Intensive Intermediate Russian (Yale summer program); Russian for Heritage Speakers; Russian Short Story; Russian Through Theater

Current Project:

“Music in World Literature: from Tolstoy to Manga” (under contract with Palgrave MacMillan)