David J. Birnbaum
Degree: Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialties: Humanities computing, particularly the computer processing of medieval Slavic manuscripts. Slavic linguistics, particularly diachronic and synchronic phonology and morphology. Medieval Slavic texts.
- The Povest' vremennykh let: An Interlinear Collation and Paradosis
(2003, assoc. ed.)
- "Computer-Assisted Analysis and Study of the Structure of Mixed-Content Miscellanies"
- Computational Approaches to the Study of Early and Modern Slavic Languages and Texts (2002, ed. with Anisava Miltenova and Sarah Slevinski)
- "The Relationship Between General and Specific DTDs: Criticizing TEI Critical Editions" (2001)
- "Designing a Russian Fairy Tales Course" (2001, with Suzanne Daly, Helena Goscilo, Julia Sagaidak Houkom, John Kachur, Gerald McCausland, Alexander Prokhorov, Petre Petrov, Irina Reyn, Dawn Seckler, and Benjamin Sutcliffe)
- Medieval Slavic Manuscripts and SGML: Problems and Perspectives (2000, ed. with Anisava Miltenova)
- "A TEI-Compatible Edition of the Rus' Primary Chronicle"
- Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Processing of Medieval Slavic Manuscripts
(1995, ed., with Andrej Bojadziev, Milena Dobreva, and Anisava Miltenova)
- "The Problem of Anomalous Data" (1999, with David Mundie)
- "Using the TEI Writing System Declaration (WSD)" (1999, with Mavis Cournane and Peter Flynn).
Courses Regularly Taught: Russian Fairy Tales, Medieval Rus'.
Office Telephone: 412-624-5712
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home page: http://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/~djb/
Director of the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies (1995-2006)
Director of Graduate Studies
Degree: Ph.D., Yale University
Specialties: Contemporary Russian culture and cultural politics; Soviet cultural politics; late Soviet and post-Soviet cinema; imperial and postcolonial theory; popular culture.
Articles in The
Nation, October, New Left Review,
Washington Post, Framework, Sight and Sound, New
of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
with Terry Smith and Okwui Enwezor)
Emigration to E-migration: Contemporaneity and the Former Second
World." Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity,
Bakunin Moved in with Turgenev: Philiterature in the Empire."
Boundary 2, 34: 1 (Spring 2007): 173-95
and Imperialism." Debate participants include Gayatri Spivak
and Harsha Ram. PMLA 122:1 (January 2007): 360-61
Anti-Imperialist Empire and After: In Dialogue with Gayatri
Spivak's 'Are You Postcolonial?'" PMLA 120:3 (May 2006):
829-31. Introduction by Gayatri Spivak
or Waving? Some Remarks on Russian Cultural Studies." Slavic
and East European Journal, Special Issue: Fiftieth
Anniversary. 50.1 (Spring 2006): 203-09
Catastrophe: The Empire Watches Death of the Empire."
Pro et Contra (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/
Carnegie Moscow Center), hard copy 4 (33) 2006: 29-37; online
10: 4 (September 2006): 29-37 at
"Learnings of Borat
for Make Benefit Cultural Studies." Review of Borat!
Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation
of Kazakhstan. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12
November 2006: H-6.
"As Much Happiness as
Unhappiness." Essay-review of
Ursuliak, dir. Dolgoe proshchanie (Long Farewell).
Kinokultura (October 2005), online at
kino za rubezhom." Seans [Seance] 19-20 (2005):
Well-Tempered Scam." Essay-review of Kira Muratova, dir.
Nastroishchik (The Tuner). Kinokul'tura
(January 2005) online at
v antropologii i sotsial'nykh naukakh." Antropologicheskii
Forum St. Petersburg 3 (2005): 70-79
6 (October 2004): electronic journal (http://www.bris.ac.uk/kinokultura/)
Kondi, Nensi. "Putenitsa
sovremennosti: imperiia i natsiia." Kul'tura Post.
Voronezh: Voronezh State University, 2004
September 11th, A
Year On: Research Symposium.
Special Issue of Critical Quarterly. Vol. 45, Number 3
(2003, ed. with Colin MacCabe)
o geroe." Iskusstvo kino 10 (2003): 72-73
"Subtropical Cinema: Kinotavr, Collective Heroes and the Small
Screen." Kinokul'tura (June 2003):
http://www.bris.ac.uk/kinokultura/ (with Vladimir Padunov)
CD-rom database on Soviet Thaw cinema (Executive Producer, 2002)
Literary Sots-Art and Soviet Grand Style
(2000, ed. with Marina Balina and Evgeny Dobrenko)
"The Death of Russian Cinema, or Sochi:
Russia's Last Resort." Russia at the End of the Twentieth
Century: Culture and Its Horizons in Politics and Society.
Comp and ed. Gregory Freidin. Stanford University, 2000.
and Ritual Combat: The Cultural Codes of Khrushchev's Thaw. The
Khrushchev Era: A Reappraisal. Ed. William Taubman, Sergei
Khrushchev, and Abbott Gleason (2000): 160-76. Russian version
kody 'Ottepeli.'" Tr. N. Mikhailova. Russkaia literatura XX
veka: napravleniia i techeniia. Vypusk 3 (Ekaterinburg
"No Glory, No
Majesty, or Honor: The Russian Idea and Inverse Value."
Russia on Reels: The Russian Idea in Post-Soviet Cinema. Ed.
Birgit Beumers (1999): 25-33
Graphics: Tattooing the Fall of Communism." Consuming
Russia: Popular Culture, Sex, and Society since Gorbachev.
Ed. Adele Barker (1999)
German version "Körperzeichnungen: Der Zusammenbruch des
Kommunismus." Berliner Debatte Initial 13: 1 (2002):
71-88. Russian version "Grafika na tele: tatuirovki i krakh
kommunizma." Tr. N. S. Vnuchenko. Novoe literaturnoe
obozrenie 39 (1999): 101-18
Cultural Studies Matters." Carnegie Mellon University Series:
Lectures on Demand. 24 October 1998. Streaming audio file:
russe et sovietique."
d'Europe du Nord: de Fritz Lang à von Trier.
Lean (1998): 247-55
stoletiia? konets chernukhi?" Iskusstvo kino 3-4
"The Second Mother Fantasy, or All Baths are
Women's Baths." Russia * Women * Culture: From Bathhouse
to Ballroom. Ed. Helena Goscilo and Beth Holmgren
(1996). Russian version
bani-zhenskie bani." Iskusstvo kino 5 (1997): 76-81
"Desiat' zametok s 'Kinotavra.'" Iskusstvo
kino 10 (1996): 98-100
Cult of Novelty, or How to Wreck the Century: Rethinking
Soviet Studies." Beyond Soviet Studies. Ed. Daniel
Orlovsky (1995): 289-304
Hieroglyphics: Visual Culture in Late 20th Century Russia
"The ABC of
Russian Consumer Culture: Readings, Ratings, and Real
Estate." Soviet Hieroglyphics (with Vladimir Padunov)
"Pair-a-Dice Lost: The Socialist Gamble, Market Determinism, and
Compulsory Postmodernism." New Formations 22 (Spring
1994). Special issue entitled Postcommunism: Rethinking the
Second World. 72-94 (with Vladimir Padunov). Russian
rai: Ruletka sotsializma, rynochnyi determinizm i postmodernizm
po obiazatel'oi programme." Iskusstvo kino 9 (1992):
72-81. Reprinted in
volna: russkaia kul'tura i subkul'tury na rubezhe 80-90 godov.
Ed. Nadezhda Azhgikhina (1994): 4-19
"Perestroika Suicide: Not By Bred Alone." The Harriman
Institute Forum 5.5 (January 1992) (with Vladimir Padunov).
Reprinted in Stanford Slavic Studies. Russian Culture in
Transition: Selected Papers of the Working Group for the Study
of Contemporary Russian Culture 1990-1991. Ed. Gregory
Freidin. Vol. 7 (1993): 91-122.
"Samoubiistvo perestroiki: ne bredom edinym." Tr.
I. Chabanov. Znamia 1 (1992): 209-12
Culture." October 57 (Summer 1991): 79-103.
Reprinted in Stanford Slavonic Studies: 53-80 (with
Vladimir Padunov). Russian version
ili vtorichnaia pererabotka kul'tury." Tr. F. and O. Urnovy.
Voprosy literatury 1 (1991): 101-26
Combat Zone: Where is the DMZ?" Soviet Union/Union
Sovietique 15.2-3 (1988): 167-185 (with Vladimir Padunov)
Soviet Culture: Reaching the Limits?" The Harriman
Institute Forum 1.5 (1988): 1-8 (with Vladimir Padunov).
The Soviet Union 1988: Essays from the
Harriman Institute Forum. Ed. Paul Lerner (1989)
"'New' Soviet Cinema: Once Again the Most
Important Art." San Francisco International Film
Festival Catalogue (1988): 32-37 (with Vladimir Padunov)
"The Outposts of Official Art: Recharting
Soviet Cultural History." Framework 34 (1987):
59‑106 (with Vladimir Padunov)
"Spring Cleaning in Moscow's House of
Cinema." Lead article in Forty-First International
Edinburgh Film Festival Catalogue (1987): 6‑9 (with
"Reforming Soviet Culture: Retrieving Soviet
History." The Nation 13 June 1987: 815‑820 (with
Politics and Cultural Production." IREX Occasional Papers
2 (1987): 1-21 (with Vladimir Padunov)
Courses Regularly Taught: Empire and Nation; Stalin Cinema; Russian Culture.
Office Telephone: 412-624-5706
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Degree: Ph.D., Indiana University
Specialties: Contemporary Russian culture; Russian and Polish women's literature; early nineteenth-century narrative fiction; gender; nineteenth-century novel; Bakhtin; folklore.
- Lermontov's Vadim (1984, tr.)
- Russian and Polish Women's Fiction (1985, tr. &
- Nagibin's Peak of Success and Other Stories (1986, tr. &
- Balancing Acts (1989, tr. & ed.)
- Glasnost': New Soviet Prose (1990, co-ed and tr.)
- Wild Beach (1992, co-ed and tr.)
- Skirted Issues: The Discreteness and Indiscretions of Russian Women's Prose
- Fruits of her Plume (1994, ed.)
- Lives in Transit (1995, tr. & ed.)
- Dehexing Sex: Russian Womanhood Before and After Glasnost (1996);
- Russia*Women*Culture (1996, with Beth Holmgren)
- M. Kharitonov’s Lines of Fate (1996,
tr. & ed.)
- TNT: The Explosive World of Tatyana Tolstaya's Fiction
- A. Verbitskaya's Keys to Happiness (trans. and intro., with Beth Holmgren,
- Russian Culture of the 1990s (special issue of STCL)
- Shamara and Other Writings by Svetlana Vasilenko, ed.
- Studies in Slavic Cultures, Vol. 1-3 (2000-2002)
- "Big-Buck Books: Pulp Fiction in Postsoviet Russia," The Harriman Review, Vol. 12, 2-3 (Winter
- "Novye chleny i organy: politika
pornografii," Zhenshchina i vizual’nye znaki,
ed. Anna Al’chuk (2000): 107-43
- Vzryvoopasnyi mir Tat'iany N. Tolstoi (2000)
- "Perestroika and Postsoviet Prose: From Dazzle to
Dispersal," A History of Women’s Writing, eds.
A. Barker & J. Gheith (2002): 297-312
- "Playing Dead: the Operatics of Celebrity Funerals, or the
Ultimate Silent Part," Intimations of Life:
Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia, eds. Louise McReynolds
& Joan Neuberger (2002): 283-319
- "Casting and Recasting the Caucasian Captive," Pushkin in the 20th Century, eds.
Joe Andrew & Robert Reid (2002): 195-208
- "Modeling the Paradoxes of Wisdom’s Ways," The Novel/Il Romanzo, ed. Franco Morett (2002): 533-39
- "Zhivopisua gender: sovremennoe zhenskoe
iskusstvo," Iskusstvo zhenskogo roda/femme art (Tretyakov
Gallery, 2002): 144-70 (with Elena Kornetchuk)
- "Rozhdenie novykh russkikh: kartinki s
vystavki," O muzhe(N)stvennosti, ed. S. Ushakin(2002):
504-32 (with Nadezhda Azhgikhina)
- "Cosmetics—or Dying to Overcome Nature in an Age of Art and
Artifice," Women and Gender in 18th-Century
Russia, ed. Wendy Rosslyn (2003): 73-104
- "The Italics Are Hers: Matrophobia and the
Family Romance in Elena Bonner’s Mothers and Daughters,"
The Russian Memoir: History and Literature, ed. Beth
Holmgren (2003): 53-69
- Politicizing Magic: An Anthology of
Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales (2005) (with Marina Balina &
http://images.library.pitt.edu/s/stalinka (2005) (with Susan
Corbesero & Petre Petrov)
- Gender and National Identity in 20th-Century
Russian Culture (2006) (with Andrea Lanoux)
Courses Regularly Taught: Graduate: The Novel; Bakhtin; Feminism and Contemporary Russian Women's Culture; Sentimentalism and Romanticism.
Undergraduate: Vampire: Blood and Empire; Sci-fi; Russian Fairy Tales; 20th-Century Russian Art.
Office Telephone: 412-624-5908
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Gary Harris
Degree: Ph.D., Columbia University
Specialties: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian poetry; non-fictional prose (autobiography, the essay, the journal, and women's journalism); Acmeism; autobiography; poetics; Mandel'shtam; Lydia Ginzburg.
- Osip Mandelstam: The Complete Critical Prose and Letters (1979, 1991 ed. and
- Osip Mandelstam (1988)
- American Contributions to the 10th International Congress of Slavists (1988,
- Autobiographical Statements in 20th Century Russian Literature (1990,
- Lydia Ginzburg: In Memoriam [Festschrift] (1994, ed.)
- Scholar, Writer, and Witness: Selected Writings of Lydia Ginzburg
(ed. and tr.)
- New project: Women's Discourse and the Russian Pre-Revolutionary Periodical Press.
Courses Regularly Taught: Silver Age; 19th and 20th century Russian literature; Russian poetry; Russian language.
Office Telephone: 412-624-5708
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Associate Director, Film Studies Program
Degree: Ph.D., Cornell University
Specialties: Russian cultural and intellectual history; 19th- and 20th-century novel and novel theory; Dostoevsky; literary and critical theory; 20th-century drama; Russian visual and popular culture; history of Russo-Soviet film.
- Star Above Almaty: Kazakh Cinema Between 1998 and 2003 KinoKultura
- On the Benefits of Cine-Lingualism Iskusstvo kino 11
- Views of the Present As Visions of the Past Iskusstvo kino 10
- 'Large Loose Baggy Monsters': The Poetics of Excess in Contemporary Russian Culture Iskusstvo kino
Courses Regularly Taught: contemporary Russian culture; history of Russo-Soviet film; Dostoevsky; Tolstoy; proseminar.
Office Telephone: 412-624-5713
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree: Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Specialties: Polish and Russian linguistics; Old Church Slavic; syntactic and semantic theory; language pedagogy; materials development; Polish literature and culture.
- Holy Week by
Jerzy Andrzejewski. A translation from the Polish, forthcoming,
Ohio University Press, 2006
- Tales of My Wife.
A Polish glossed reader, forthcoming. Bloomington, Indiana:
Slavica Publishers, 2006
- Russian Sounds and
Inflections. Columbus, Ohio: Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica,
- Grammar of
Contemporary Polish. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 2002. Awarded
best work in Slavic Linguistics by AATSEEL, 2004
- W labiryncie
(Labyrinth of Life), with Wieslaw Oleksy. Columbus, Ohio:
- Beginning Slovak.
with Silvia Galova-Lorinc. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 1990
- Intermediate Polish.
Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 1986
- A Private War
by Buno Shatyn. A translation from the Polish. Detroit, Wayne
State University Press, 1985
- First Year Polish.
Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 1980
Article: "Andrzej Wajda's Film Holy Week: What is its Problem?" The Polish
Review, vol L, no. 3, 2005, 343-353.
Courses Regularly Taught: Polish; Polish Short Story;
Polish Literature and Culture; Old Church Slavic; Structure of
Russian; Russian morphology,
Polish Through Film, Polish over the World Wide Web
work in Slavic Linguistics, 2004 (for A Grammar of Contemporary
Polish). Awarded by American Association of Teachers of
Slavic and East European Languages.
Amicus Poloniae award by Poland magazine for
Intermediate Polish, 1986.
Polish Language Website
is devoted to the teaching of the Polish language worldwide. Access
to it is free. It contains an on-line Polish dictionary, a reference
grammar, a first-year Polish course, computer-graded language
quizzes, a collection of Polish short stories, a Polish songbook,
and downloadable installments of the Polish soap opera "W
Office Telephone: 412-624-5707
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Degrees: Ph.D. and PhDr., Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; D.E.S., University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Specialties: Slovak studies -- language, history, literature, culture; Slovak and West Slavic linguistics; Communism and its collapse in Central Europe.
Representative Publications: "Trends in 20th Century Slovak Filmmaking," Slovakia Vol. 37; "Linguistic Minorities in Slovakia" (1998) in: Linguistic Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe; A Slovak-English Contrastive Grammar (1976; revised edition 2000).
Courses Regularly Taught: A Cultural History of Slovakia; Slovak and Czech Cinema; A Survey of Slovak Literature and Culture; Slovak language.
Office Telephone: 412-624-5705
E-mail Address: votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
Slovak Website: http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/slovak.html
Courses Regularly Taught: Ukrainian language
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