Saul Morson

  • Northwestern University

Gary Saul Morson, the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, specializes in Russian literature.  In addition to books on Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and a co-authored volume introducing the work of Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, he has written studies of utopian and anti-utopian thought; the role of quotations in shaping language and culture; and the nature of time.  A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Morson has won numerous teaching awards, and his class introducing the Russian novel has long been the most popular course at Northwestern and the best enrolled Russian literature class in the nation.