Sheila McCarthy is Associate Professor of Russian at Colby College. She has a B.A. in Russian from Emmanuel College, an M.A. from Harvard in Russian Area Studies, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Russian literature. She teaches 19th-century Russian literature in Russian and in English. Here, she performs a close reading of three dance scenes in War and Peace as a way of exploring Tolstoy’s opinion of art.
This talk was part of the Winter Weekend seminar on Tolstoy’s War and Peace in March 2009.