Riley Ossorgin joined the MLL faculty in fall of 2016. His research focuses on the interplay between narrative and visual art. His dissertation is on visual polyphony in Dostoevsky's poetics, specifically how paintings and imagery create zones in which Dostoevsky's famous dialogues unfold. He is especially interested in the history of perspectival theory and its historical ties to Enlightenment. He sings Russian sacred, rock and folk music and has founded the Fordham Russian Choir. Fordham undergraduates are welcome to contact him if you are interested in joining.