Areas of Interest :
Dostoevsky, 19th-century Russian prose, narrative theory, moral emotions, and the novel
B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Columbia University. Deborah Martinsen’s research focuses on the work of Dostoevsky, nineteenth-century Russian prose, narrative theory, moral emotions, and the novel. She is the author of Surprised by Shame: Dostoevsky’s Liars and Narrative Exposure (2003), the editor of Literary Journals in Imperial Russia (1997), and the co-editor with Cathy Popkin and Irina Reyfman of Teaching Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature: Essays in Honor of Robert L. Belknap (2014) and with Olga Maiorova of Dostoevsky in Context (2015). She has been a managing editor of Dostoevsky Studies since 2011 and was President of the International Dostoevsky Society (2007-13) and Executive Secretary of the North American Dostoevsky Society (1998-2013). She is currently writing a monograph on Crime and Punishment and working on Dostoevsky and the moral emotions.