Harsha Ram teaches Russian and comparative European romanticism,symbolism and modernism; the Russian and European avant-garde; Russian poetry; eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century Russian and European literature; early Soviet culture; Georgian literature; modern Indian literature; Italian literature; literary and aesthetic theory, comparative poetics, genre theory, and literary history; aesthetics, politics and comparative modernities; world literature; the cultural and political history of Russia, the Caucasus and Eurasia; postcolonial studies; time, space and literature; theories of nationalism, imperialism and cosmopolitanism. His most recent book is The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of Empire (2003); his forthcoming book isĀ entitled City of Crossroads: TiflisĀ Modernism and the Russian- Georgian Encounter. (Ph.D. Yale, Comparative Literature).