I am an Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, and teach classes about Russian, Slavic and comparative literature and culture. More information about my research and activities can be found on my institutional profile and my personal website.
World literatures, translation, postcolonial theory, transnationalism, globalization, literature as commodity, paratextual studies, diaspora, exile, immigration, gender studies, critical race studies, climate fiction, global Anglophone literature, Haitian literature, Francophone literature, Czech literature, African literature, African American literature
Russian and Soviet literature; postcolonialism; cultural studies
Russian poetry, women writers, literary translation, translation theory and practice, Slavic folklore, Croatian literature, Serbian literature, gender and sexuality in Slavic cultures, science fiction
Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at UC Riverside studying Russian and Anglophone literature and cinema. I focus primarily on horror, science fiction, weird fiction, and ecology and am heavily inspired by posthumanism, animal studies, speculative realism, and new materialisms.
Anna Zofia Gąsienica Byrcyn is a literary translator and a lecturer. She is interested in modern & ancient languages, literature, translation, art, photography, film, myths in literary texts, folklore, language acquisition & pedagogy, the Tatra Mountains in Polish literature, art, and music.
Slavic literatures and cultures, exile and emigration, transnationalism, critical theory, material approaches to narrative and culture
I am a graduate student in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. I’m currently developing my dissertation proposal on 19th C radical realism.
Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor/Houston Writing Fellow in the English Department at the University of Houston.