Erin Alpert Irina Anisimova
Hilary Brevig Andrew Chapman
Alyssa DeBlasio Julie Draskoczy
Olga Klimova Michelle Kuhn
Dawn Seckler Elise Thorsen

 

Erin Alpert

Degree: B.A., Global Studies, College of William and Mary, 2007

Email: era17@pitt.edu 

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Irina Anisimova

Email: ila4@pitt.edu 

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Hilary Brevig

Degree: B.A., Russian, Reed College, 2006

Email:  heb20@pitt.edu

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Andrew Chapman

Degree: B.A., Russian, University of Rochester, 2004

Research Interests: contemporary Russian culture, Russian and Soviet Film

E-mail:
ahc12@pitt.edu

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Alyssa DeBlasio

Degrees: M.A., Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2006; B.A., Philosophy and Russian Area Studies, Villanova University, 2003.

Research Interests: Russian intellectual history; History of Russo-Soviet philosophy; Contemporary intellectual culture; Russian and Soviet film; Slovak and Czech film.

Courses Taught: Masterpieces of 19th Century Russian Literature; Elementary Russian; Advanced Russian; Russian Fairy Tales.

Representative Publications:

  • "Sovremennye napravleniia v neklassicheskikh epistemologiiakh." Epistemologiia i
    filosofiia nauki
    1 (forthcoming Jan. 2010).
  • Darajen Omirbaev's Shuga (film review). KinoKultura 21 (July 2008).
    http://www.kinokultura.com/2008/21r-shuga.shtml
  • "The New-Year Film as a Genre of Post-War Russian Cinema." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 2.1 (January 2008): 43-61.
  • “Choreographing Space, Time, and Dikovinki in the Films of Evgenii Bauer.”  The Russian Review.  (October 2007): 671-92.
  • “Chto sluchilos' s ‘filosofskim bumom’?: Izuchenie rossiiskoi filosofii v kontekste amerikanskoi slavistiki.”  Vestnik RKhGA 8.1 (May 2007): 218-224.
  • “Russkoe litso, russkaia ideia: ‘Natasha’ Valentina Rasputina.”  Mir i slovo V. Rasputina.  Moscow and Irkutsk: Irkutsk UP, 2007: 104-108.
  • Sergei Karandashov’s The Wanderer (Film Review).  KinoKultura (Jan. 2007).www.kinokultura.com.
  • Vera Storozheva's Greek Holidays (Film Review).  KinoKultura (July 2006).www.kinokultura.com
  • "Narration and Ritualization in the Icons of Medieval Rus'.”Studies in Slavic Cultures V (April 2006): 56-73.
  • Tania Detkina's The Rascal (Film Review).KinoKultura(October 2005).www.kinokultura.com>.



E-mail: ajd31@pitt.edu

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Julie Draskoczy

Degree: B.A., Slavic Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University, 2002

Research Interests: GULag Society, Life Writing, Samizdat, Criminality, Soviet-Yiddish Culture, Stalin's White Sea Canal, Propaganda Film, Russian/East European Animation

Conference Participation: "Sex Roles Revealed: The GULag as Gender Laboratory," Columbus, Midwest Slavic Conference, 2006. "Crime and Enslavement: The Tattooed Subject in Soviet Russia and Ancient Greece," Milwaukee, Archival Bodies Conference, 2006. "The Time and Place of Death: Walter Benjamin's Theory of Allegory and the Evolution of the Russian Short Story," Salt Lake City, AAASS, 2005. "Religious Dualism in Kievan Rus': Varangian Influence on Death Rituals in the Kievan Crypt Paterikon," Columbus, Midwest Slavic Conference, 2005.
Representative PublicationsThe House by the Salty Lake.  Film review: www.kinokultura.com, Jan. 2006.  Joseph Brodsky: A Personal Memoir.  Book review: Slavic and East European Journal, Winter 2005.

E-mail: jsd14@pitt.edu

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Olga Klimova

Email:  vok1@pitt.edu

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Michelle Kuhn

Email:  mlk18@pitt.edu

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Dawn Seckler

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

E-mail: dasst125@pitt.edu

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Elise Thorsen

Degree:  B.A., Russian Studies, College of William and Mary, 2006

Email:  ent7@pitt.edu

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