B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Adam WeinerProfessor of Russian
Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.
My recent book, How Bad Writing Destroyed the World: Ayn Rand and the Literary Origins of the Financial Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2016) is a polemic against the idea of "rational egoism," which I argue to be a disguise for a technocratic dystopia. I am currently working on three books: one treating Vladimir Nabokov's fiction, another concerning the writers of the OuLiPo, and a third on I.A. Richards' pernicious work as an education reformer.
My first book, By Authors Possessed: The Demonic Novel in Russia, was published by Northwestern University Press in 1998.
I enjoy teaching courses in the Russian language and in Russian and world literature.