affiliated faculty

Please note that this list is updated as new faculty are affiliated and is more current than the General Catalog listing.

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Prof. Weld’s research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Slavic literature, comparative literature, and Scandinavian literature; avant-garde literature, art, and theory; word and image; transnational translation and exile; literatures of the north; modernist representations of childhood consciousness; childhood, children’s literature, and picturebooks. She is the author of Voiceless Vanguard: The Infantilist Aesthetic of the Russian Avant-Garde (fNorthwestern UP,  2014) and numerous articles on nineteenth and twentieth-century Russian prose and poetry, in Russia and in the emigration. She is currently at work on a book entitled Rare Books by Remarkable Russians that examines rare picturebooks by prominent Russian writers, artists, and other intellectuals from a word and image perspective.


Research interests include: narrative, mind-brain theories, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, neuroaesthetics, comedy, 19th-century English novel, Hollywood film of the 1930s and '40s, & philosophical criticism. Kay Young's books include: Ordinary Pleasures: Couples, Conversation, and Comedy (2002), on Intimacy and happiness in narrative, and Imagining Minds. The Neuro-Aesthetics of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy (2010), on the 19th-century English novel and theories of mind-brain.