Degree: B.A., Philosophy and Russian Area Studies, Villanova University, 2003
Research Interests: Russian Philosophy and Intellectual History, Russian and Soviet Film
Representative Publications and Conference Presentations: "Space and Time as Narrative in the Films of Evgenii Bauer," Midwest Slavic Conference, 2005. "The Revival of the Russian Story: Paralyzed on the Spearhead of Choice after the Fall of the Benjaminian Storyteller," AAASS 2005.
Degree: ABD, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of
Pittsburgh M.A. in Russian Philology and Comparative Linguistics, Moscow
Lomonosov State University
Dissertation Title and Year of Degree: "Screening the Novel of Adultery" (Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary," Lev
Tolstoi's "Anna Karenina," and Theodor Fontane's "Effi Briest").
Courses Taught: Russian Language (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced); Intensive Russian; Russian Culture and History through Film; Readings in Russian Literature (19 and 20th centuries)
Representative Publications: "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).
Conference Participation: "Revival of Storytelling Tradition in Krzysztof Kieslowski's 'Decalogue'."
Midwest Slavic Conference, 2004. "Reading Nina Sadur in Translation." The
Oeuvre of Nina Sadur. University of Pittsburgh, 2004. "'Anna Karenina:'
Comics as Culture or Culture as Comics." AATSEEL Conference. San Diego,
2003. "The Carnival of the Pregnant Body in Soviet and Post-Soviet
Culture." The Flesh Made Text. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2003.
"Intelligentsia as Creator of the Sporting Values during the Thaw." The
Intelligentsias of Russia and Poland. Lund University, 2002. "Cinematic
Adaptations of Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina." Screening the Word. University
of Surrey, 2002. "Reel/Real Worlds and Spectatorship in Wojciech
Marczewski's Escape from the "Liberty" Cinema." SAMLA Convention. Atlanta,
Research Interests: Adaptations and Visual Remakes; Modern Russian Culture: Women's Writing and Cinema; Soviet Sports; Contemporary Polish Cinema
Degree: Colby College B.A., 1998; University of Pittsburgh, M.A., 2001
Research Interests: contemporary Russian culture, Russian and Soviet Film;
Representative publications and conference presentations: The Suit. Film Review Kinokultura.com Oct. 2003 ; "The Absence of Historical Time in Dostoevskii's Besy." Studies in Slavic
Culture; "Landscape, with Hero." Translation of Evgenii Margolit.; "Constructive Cine-Art: The Film Posters for Battleship Potemkin, 1905 and Man With a Movie Camera,"
Povestvovatel'naia struktura v tvorchestve Abdykalykova: otsutstvie istoricheskogo vremeni, logotsentricheskikh modelei, i patriarkhal'nogo
golosa, "Sexy Stalin: The Eroticization of the Leader's Image," "Balabanov's Brother and Brother 2: Post-Soviet Stalinist Socialist Realism"
Courses Taught: 19th Century Russian Literature; 20th Century Russian
Literature; Fairy Tales; Vampires: Blood and Empire; Recitations
second-semester of beginning Russian
[Summer Language Institute] [Studies in Slavic
[Center for Russian and East European
Studies] [CREES Virtual