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Laurel Schmuck

Laurel Schmuck

Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture

Laurel Schmuck received her BA in Russian Language and Literature at University of Maryland, College Park in 2009. She is now pursuing an MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Comparative Studies in Literatures and Cultures (CSLC) program at USC’s Dornsife College. Her research interests revolve around animals in 19th and 20th century Russian literature. She recently presented a paper on “The Metaphysics of the Milk Cow in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina” at the Tolstoy Museum in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia, and she continues to explore animal topoi primarily in Tolstoy’s and Nabokov’s writings.

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