Elena Fratto

Assistant Professor (on leave AY 2021)
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
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231 East Pyne

Elena Fratto was trained in Slavic Languages and Literatures (PhD, University of Milan 2009), Comparative Literature (PhD, Harvard University 2016), and History of Science (MA, Harvard University 2013). Her research investigates the rhetorical, stylistic, and structural intersections of literature and science, with a specific focus on medicine, astronomy, and non-Euclidean geometries in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. She has also published on Boris Eikhenbaum, on Formalist fiction and the visual arts, on post-Soviet Kitsch aesthetics, and on Russian literature and music. Her book manuscript, Medical Story-Worlds: The Narrative Structure of Illness and Healing, addresses the production and transmission of medical knowledge, and its articulation in literary texts, In Russia, Italy, and France between 1870 and 1930.