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 founded the Fordham Russian Forum (FRF) in spring of 2017. FRF invites exciting experts and artists who work to speak with our exceptionally engaged Russian students about currently and fascinating Russian cultural phenomena. (See the link below faculty photo on this page) Prof. Ossorgin also 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 either.