Gitta Hammarberg

DeWitt Wallace Professor

Gitta Hammarberg is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Russian Studies, and has been teaching at Macalester since 1983 

Education: Diplom, Handelshogskolan vid Abo Akademi, Finland, 1964; A.M., Purdue University, 1977; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1982

Areas of Interest: 18th and 19th century Russian literature, Russian Sentimentalism, and salon literature

Publications: Prof. Hammarberg's publications include a book on Russian Sentimentalism, From the Idyll to the Novel: Karamzin's Sentimentalist Prose (Cambridge University Press, 1991) and numerous articles on minor literary genres and gender in late 18th century literature.

Current Projects: Prof. Hammarberg's current research addresses popularizers of Sentimentalism, who have generally been dismissed as marginal figures, and equally marginal "feminized" salon genres, such as amateur album verse--from doggerel to witty madrigals--and improvisational domestic verse and prose. She is currently researching Russian spa culture.

Diplom, Handelshogskolan vid Abo Akademi, Finland, 1964
AM: Purdue University, 1977
PhD: University of Michigan, 1982