Gary R Jahn

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German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
320H FolH
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties


  • computer technology in language teaching and acquisition
  • history of Russian literature: origins through 19th century
  • Tolstoy
  • computer technology in literary study
Courses Taught
  • Russ 1304W - Introduction to Russian Literature: 19th-Century Fiction
  • Russ 3/5404 - Tolstoy in Translation
  • Russ 3/5421 - Literature: Middle Ages to Dostoevsky in Translation
  • Russ 3411/5411 - Dostoevsky in Translation
  • Russ 1905 - Leo Tolstoy and Radical Christianity
  • Russ 1101 - Beginning Russian
  • Russ 3001 - Intermediate Russian
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies: Program in Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Editorial Board: Tolstoy Studies Journal , 1998-present
  • Editor in Chief: Slavic and East European Journal , 1988 - 1993
  • Editorial Board: Slavic and East European Journal , 1993-present


  • Computer-based Research Edition of Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilich":
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning Software: Development of programs to assist students in learning Russian language
  • Beginning Russian: An Electronic Supplement, ver 10. Jahn, Gary, Digital Media Center, University of Minnesota, 1999.
  • Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych: A Critical Companion [Northwestern/AATSEEL Critical Companions to Russian Literature]. Jahn, Gary, Northwestern University Press, 1999.
  • Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilich: An Interpretation [Twayne's Masterwork Studies]. Jahn, Gary, Macmillan and Company, 1993.
  • Brother or Other: Tolstoy's Equivocal Surrender to the Concept of Brotherhood: Jahn, Gary, Lev Tolstoy and the Concept of Brotherhood, Legas, pp. 71-87, 71-87, 1996.
  • Electronic Russian. Jahn, Gary, Minneapolis MN: ILES, University of Minnesota, 2002.
  • The Crisis in Tolstoy and in Anna Karenina: Jahn, Gary, Approaches to Teaching Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, 67-73, 2003.
  • Tolstoy as a Writer of Popular Literature: Jahn, Gary, The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy, 113-126, 2002.
  • University of Minnesota Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning, 1998
  • University of Minnesota "Thanks for Being a Great Teacher!" Award, Fall 2003