Michael Brewer

Annalisa Czeczulin

Seth Graham

Irina Makoveeva

Gerald McCausland

Alla Nedashkivska

Petre Petrov

Alexander Prokhorov

Elena Prokhorova

Timothy Schlak

Benjamin Sutcliffe


 

Michael Brewer

Employment Since Graduation:

Team Leader for Undergraduate Services at the University of Arizona (2008-present)

Slavic Studies, German Studies, and Media Arts Librarian, University of Arizona (2002-2008)

Chair, Bibliography and Documentation Committee [BDC] of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies [AAASS] (2008-2010).
See: http://intranet.library.arizona.edu/users/brewerm/bd/

E-mail Address: brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu

top


 

Annalisa Czeczulin

Dissertation Title and Year of DegreeThe Russian Reflexive Object, Possessive and Reciprocal Pronoun, and Postverbal Affix in Second Language Acquisition: Binding Preferences and LI Transfer, 2007

Employment Since Graduation:

Adjunct Lecturer at John Hopkins University and Russian Instructor at Goucher College in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Research Interests:

Linguistics and Second-Language Acquisition

E-mail Address:  aczeczulin@goucher.edu

top

 


 

Seth Graham

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: A Cultural Analysis of the Russo-Soviet Anekdot, 2003

Research Interests: Contemporary Russian literature and culture, Russian and Central Asian cinema, humor theory, cultural studies

Representative Publications:

  • Russkii anekdot v kontekste [The Russian Anekdot in Context].  Moscow: O.G.I., 2007.  Forthcoming.
  • Uncensored?  Reinventing Humor and Satire in Post-Soviet Russia.  Co-edited with Olga Mesropova.  Slavica, 2007.  Forthcoming.
  • "Varieties of Reflexivity in the Anekdot." Reflective Laughter: Aspects of Humour in Russian Culture. Ed. Lesley Milne. London: Anthem Press, 2004. 
  • "The Wages of Syncretism: Folkloric New Russians and Post-Soviet Popular Culture." Russian Review 62.1 (January 2003): 37-53
  • "Mikhail Mikhailovich Zhvanetsky." Russian Writers Since 1980. Dictionary of Literary Biography 285. Ed. Mark Lipovetsky and Marina Balina. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 357-64

Employment Since Graduation:

Lecturer and First-Year Russian language Coordinator, U. of Washington, Seattle, 2003-2004 
Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stanford U., 2004-2006

Lecturer, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London 
 
E-mail Address: sethbgraham@gmail.com

top


 

Irina Makoveeva

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: Screening of the Novel of Adultery, 2007

Research Interests: Adaptations and Remakes; Women's Cinema; Contemporary Russian Culture:

Representative Publications:

  • "The New Century: Has the Russian Pandora's Time Come?" SEEJ cluster on post-Soviet cinema, Summer 2007.
  • "Reading Nina Sadur in Translation." The Oeuvre of Nina Sadur. Ohio State University, 2005.
  • "A Deleuzian Reading of Aleksei Sidorov's TV Series The Brigade." Studia Filmoznawcze. Vol. 26. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego, 2005.
  • "Revisualizing Anna Karenina." Tolstoy Studies Journal. Vol. XVI, 2004.
  • "The Chronotope of the Maternity Home." Studies in Slavic Cultures IV. Pittsburgh, 2003.
  • "Soviet Sports as Cultural Phenomenon: Body and/or Intellect." Studies in Slavic Cultures III. Pittsburgh, 2002
  • "Cinematic Adaptations of Anna Karenina." Studies in Slavic Cultures II. Pittsburgh, 2001.
  • "Prover' sebia!" (textbook; co-authored with Dobrovolskaya, V.A. and A.A. Baryshnikov) Moscow, 1997 (second edition) and 1995 (first edition).

Employment Since Graduation:

Mellon Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University

E-mail Address: irina.makoveeva@vanderbilt.edu

top


Gerald McCausland

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: The Post-Soviet Condition: Cultural Constructions of Russian National Identity, 2006

Employment Since Graduation:

Lecturer and Russian Language Program Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh

E-mail Address: gmmst11@pitt.edu

top


Alla Nedashkivska

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: "Discourse, Pragmatics, and Transitivity in the Morphosyntax of Contemporary Ukrainian," 1998

Research Interests: Slavic linguistics, Ukrainian and Russian applied linguistics and language pedagogy, Gender linguistics, Discourse and Pragmatics.

Monographs:

  • Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture, a textbook for advanced levels of Ukrainian.  University of Alberta Press.  280mspp. [forthcoming].
  • "Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture," an electronic manual for advanced levels of Ukrainian.  Nine chapters.  Published at the University of Alberta web: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~ukr/ukrainianadvanced, 2006.
  • "The Pragmatic Bases of the 'Variation' Between -a and -zero in the Accusative in Contemporary Ukrainian", the Carl Becks Papers, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2004, 80mspp.

Refereed Articles:

  • "Internet as a Pedagogical Tool in the Acquisition of Language and Cultural Competence: the Case of Ukrainian," Theory and Practice of Teaching Ukrainian as a Foreign Language: Conference Proceedings. Ivan Franko National University of L'viv.  November 2006, 24mspp. [forthcoming].
  • "Presidential Speech and Processes of Language Democratization in Contemporary Ukraine," Australian Slavonic and East European Studies vol. 20, nos. 1-2 2006: 39-65.
  • "Gender Voices in Electronic Discourse: A Forum in Ukrainian," Journal of Slavic Linguistics: Special Issue in Slavic Sociolinguistics, 2007, 28mspp. [forthcoming].
  • "Orthographic Innovations and Variations in Contemporary Ukrainian," Written Language and Literacy 9 (2), 2006: 265-281.
  • "Positive Negativity: Attaining Pragmatic Competence in Ukrainian," Canadian Slavonic Papers: Special Issue on Linguistics and Language Pedagogy in Slavic vol. XLVI, nos. 102, March-June 2002: 395-415.
  •  "Communicating with the Press: Genderlects in Ukrainian". Canadian Slavonic Papers vol. XLIV, nos. 1-2, March-June 2002: 97-124.
  • "Whither or Where: Case Choice And Verbs of Placement in Contemporary Ukrainian". Journal of Slavic Linguistics 9 (2), 2001: 249-287.
  • "The Language of  Polarized Femininities in Contemporary Ukraine," Journal of Ukrainian Studies, vol. 27, no. 1-2. 2002. (special issues in memory of the late Danylo Husar Struk): 295-319.
  • "-No/-To and Voice: Statality and Actionality in Contemporary Ukrainian." Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol. 40, Sept.-Dec. 1998: 189-208.

Non-Refereed Articles:

  • "The Internet as a Tool for the Acquisition of Language and Intercultural Awareness". American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Newsletter Winter 2002, 9 mspp.

Editorships:

  • Co-editor (with Waclaw Osadnik and Natalia Pylypiuk) from 2003-2004 of the Special Issue of the Canadian Slavonic Papers: Special Issue on Linguistics and Language Pedagogy in Slavic vol. XLVI, nos. 102, March-June 2004.
  • Member of the editorial board of the Dialektolohichni studii [Studies in Dialectology], vol. 3: Zbirnyk pamiati Iroslavy Zakrevs'koii [an issue in memory of Iaroslava Zakrevs'ka] from 2003-2004.  ISBN 966-02-2206-6.

Employment Since Graduation:

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures University of Toronto, 1996 - 1999; Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, 1999 - 2005; Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, 2005 - present

Office Telephone: 780-492-6800

E-mail Address: alla.nedashkivska@ualberta.ca

URL: http://www.humanities.ualberta.ca/MLCS/department/staff/nedashkivska.html

top

 


 

Petre Petrov

Dissertation Title and Year of DegreeThe Sacramental Subject:  Narrative in Stalinist Culture and Beyond, 2006

Employment Since Graduation:  Assistant Professor at Princeton University

 

E-mail Address:  ppetrov@Princeton.edu

top

 


 

Alexander Prokhorov

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: Inherited Discourse: Stalinist Tropes In Thaw Culture, 2002

Research Interests: Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture, Film and Cultural Theory

Representative Publications

  • "Debunking Myths Old and New: Iurii Mamin's Satires in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema." Uncensored: Humor and Satire in Post-Soviet Russia.  Bloomington, IN: Slavica 2008.
  • "Film in Russia and Soviet Union, 1896-2007." The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History (SMERSH).  Edited by Bruce Adams. Vol. 10. Gulf Breeze, Fla.: Academic International Press, (forthcoming in 2008)
  • Unasledovannyi diskurs: paradigmy stalinskoi kul'tury v literature i kino ottepeli.  St. Petersburg: Akademicheskii Proekt, 2007.
  • "Arresting Development: A Brief History of Soviet Cinema for Children and Adolescents." Russian Children's Literature and Culture.  Eds. Marina Balina and Larissa Rudova.  Series Editor Jack Zipes.  London: Routledge, 2007.
  • "From Family Reintegration to Carnivalistic Degradation: Dismanteling Soviet Communal Myths in Russian Cinema of the Mid-1990s." Slavic and East European Journal 3(2007).
  • "The Adolescent and the Child in Thaw Cinema: The Politics of Age and Gender." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 1.2 (2007): 115-129.
  • "Revisioning Aleksandrov's Circus: Seventy Years of the Great Family."  The Russian Review 66 (January 2007): 1-4.
  • "The Diamond Arm." The Cinema of Russia & the Former Soviet Union (24 Frames).  Ed. Birgit Beaumers.  London: Wallflower, 2007.  126-35.
  • "Cinemasculinity: The Stalinist Man and Thaw Era Delinquents." Wiener Slawistischer Almanach 64 (2006): 99-112.
  • "Size Matters: The Ideological Functions of the Length of Soviet Feature Films and Television Mini-Series in the 1950s and 1960s" Kinokultura: A Journal of New Russian Cinema April (2006) <http://www.kinokultura.com/2006/issue12.shtml>
  • "A Person is Born: Stalinist Myth of the Great Family in Film Genres of the Thaw.  Chelovek rodilsia: stalinskii mif o bol'shoi sem'e v kinozhanrakh ottepeli." Family Ties: Models for Construction Semeinyt uzy: modeli dlia sborki. Ed. Sergei Ushakin.  Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (NLO), 2005.  114-34.
  • "Cinema of Attractions versus Narrative Cinema: Leonid Gaidai's Comedies and El'dar Riazanov's Satires of the 1960s." Slavic Review 62.3 Fall(2003): 455-73
  • "Accomodating Consumers' Desires: El'dar Riazanov's Memoirs in Soviet and Postsoviet Russia." Reading Russian Memoirs. Edited by Beth Holmgren. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2003. 70-90
  • "Marina Palei." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 285. Russian Writers Since 1980. Editors Marina Balina and Mark Lipovetsky. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc. and Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 2003. 196-201, "Boris Groys." 
  • Co-authored with Elena Prokhorova. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 285. Russian Writers Since 1980. Editors Marina Balina and Mark Lipovetsky. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc. and Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 2003. 101-107
  • "Soviet Family Melodrama of the 1940s and 50s: From Wait For Me To Cranes Are Flying." Imitations of Life. Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia Editors Louise McReynolds and Joan Neuberger. Durham: Duke UP, 2002. 208-32. 
  • Springtime for Soviet Cinema: Re/Viewing the Sixties. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Film Symposium, 2001.

Employment Since Graduation: College of William and Mary

Office Telephone: 757-221-7731

E-mail Address: axprok@wm.edu

URL: http://faculty.wm.edu/axprok/, http://web.wm.edu/modlang/russian/faculty.php

top

 


 

Elena Prokhorova

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: "Fragmented Mythologies: Soviet TV Mini-Series of the 1970s," 2003

Research Interests: Soviet and post-Soviet television, film, and literature; media theory; cultural studies

Representative Publications

  • "Post-Utopian Body Politic: Masculinity and the Crisis of National Identity in Brezhnev-Era TV Mini-Series." Gender and Nation. Eds. Helena Goscilo and Andrea Lanoux. Forthcoming 
  • "Can the Meeting Place Be Changed? Crime and Identity Discourse in Russian TV Series of the 1990s." Slavic Review (Fall 2003): 512-524
  • "Svetlana Vasilenko." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 285: Russian Writers Since 1980. Eds. Marina Balina and Mark Lipovetsky. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc. and Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 2003. 
  • "Boris Groys" (with Aleksandr Prokhorov). Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 285: Russian Writers Since 1980. Eds. Marina Balina and Mark Lipovetsky. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc. and Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 2003. 101-107
  • "Little Fool." Translation of the novel by Svetlana Vasilenko. Shamara and Other Stories. Ed. Helena Goscilo. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP. 2000
  • "Barkov, Ivan Semenovich" and "Baroque, The Russian." Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History. Vol. 3. Eds George Rhyne and Edward J. Lazzerini. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1999.

Employment Since Graduation: Visiting Instructor, Department of German and Slavic, George Washington University, 2002-2003; Visiting Instructor, Modern Languages Department, The College of William and Mary

Office Telephone: 757-221-3774

E-mail Address: exprok@wm.edu

top

 


 

Timothy Schlak

MA, 2006

Pursuing Doctorate in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: Slavic bibliography and collection development, the application of information technologies in university library systems, and information technologies in LIS education

 

E-mail Address: tms29@pitt.edu

top

 


 

Benjamin Sutcliffe

Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: "Engendering Byt: Russian Women Writers and Narratives of Everyday Life, 1962-2001," 2004

Research Interests: Gender and Russian literature, everyday life studies, novel theory

Book in Progress: Writing Life: Contemporary Russian Women's Prose Embraces the Everyday. Under contract with University of Wisconsin Press.

Representative Publications: 

  • "Publishing the Russian Soul? Women's Provincial Literary Anthologies, 1990-1995." Special Edition of Soviet and Post-Soviet Review. Special Issue: Russian Women and Publishing.  Editors Charlotte Rosenthal and Christine Tomei.  33 (1) 2006.
  • "Zhenskaia gramotnost' na Drevnei Rusi: gipotezy i fakty." [Women's Literacy in Kievan Rus': Hypotheses and Facts]. Drevniaia Rus': Voprosy medievistiki 4 (2006).
  • "Reading the Kristevan Semiotic and Symbolic: Nina Sadur's 'Kol'tsa' and Marina Kulakova's 'Reka po imeni Master'." Canadian Slavonic Papers 3-4 (2003) 
  • "Documenting Women's Voices in Perestroika Gulag Narratives." Toronto Slavic Quarterly. Winter 2002-2003. http://www.utoronto.ca/slavic/tsq/032002/sutcliffe.html 
  • "Kritika o sovremennoi zhenskoi proze." Filologicheskie nauki 3 (2000). Reprinted in Zhenskii diskurs v literaturnom protsesse Rossii kontsa XX veka>. CD-ROM. Eds. Tat'iana Klimenkova, Elena Trofimova, Tat'iana Troianova. 2002.

Employment Since Graduation: Assistant Professor of Russian in the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages at Miami University in Ohio, 2004-present. He is currently teaching courses on film and contemporary women's writing as well as a third-year Russian course. In the summer he will teach a course in Russia for the Havighurst Center for Soviet and Post-Soviet Center.

top