Prof. Bruce T. Holl joined the Trinity University faculty as assistant professor of Russian in 1991 and was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1997. In 2015 he became chair of the department. Holl received the Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation, "Don Quixote and the Russian Novel: A Comparative Analysis," traced the influence of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" on novels of Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Fedor Dostoevskii, Ivan Turgenev, Andrei Platonov, and Fedor Sologub.
His publications include articles on The Archpriest Avvakum, Nikolai Gogol, Fedor Sologub, and Marina Tsvetaeva. He is the editor and author of Russian Notes, a compendium of news and commentary on Russia.
Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A. in Russian, Middlebury College
B.A. in Russian, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Community service & Involvement
Holl served for many years on the Trinity University Faculty Senate. He is currently involved in the assessment of Trinity's Common Curriculum and on the Assessment Committee of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. He is adviser and sponsor of two student organizations, the Russian Club and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship.