Slavic literatures and cultures, exile and emigration, transnationalism, critical theory, material approaches to narrative and culture
Russian and Soviet literature; postcolonialism; cultural studies
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to fill the position of Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography. The Huculak Chair is located in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) and works closely with the Peter and […]
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture and of Comparative Literature The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture with broad comparative interests. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The […]
The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University announces an open rank position in Russian literature and culture. The position may be filled at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor with tenure. We are looking for a colleague with energy, vision, and a truly outstanding record in both scholarship and teaching, whose innovative research […]
Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Florida State University The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning August 7, 2017. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for teaching courses that contribute to the Slavic […]
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Russian Literature and Culture The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and will hold the Ph.D. degree in […]
I teach Russian language, literature, and culture at Williams College, and my research focuses on performance–construed in the broadest possible sense–in Russian culture. I’ve published on topics ranging from early Soviet show trials to the cult of personality surrounding Vladimir Putin.
I am a scholar of cultural, religious and intellectual history, early modern and medieval literary and linguistic culture. My publications and research are concerned with the cultural space of eastern, central, and southern Europe, particularly, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Bohemia, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, and Rus. In research and teaching, I deal with topics that include the history of and approaches to language, writing, and literacy; pre-modern historical writing and historical methods; Slavic (Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Latin) and Greek paleography and cryptography; projects and theories of universal language; and Russian medieval and modern literature and culture. As a medievalist, I am convinced that the mapping of pre-modern Europe into the modern East – West divide creates unnecessary gaps between fields of knowledge that are inherently interconnected and impedes a dialogue between scholars who find themselves working in artificially bounded sub-disciplines. In my research and professional service I try to remedy this situation. In my teaching, I examine medieval literary and historical topics in the context of modern society and help students see their importance in the development of contemporary culture, politics, and social norms. I focus on the study of reading strategies of imaginative texts that leads to the advanced understanding of literature as part of cultural history.