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TopicHarvard seeks Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture

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 […]

TopicPostdoctoral Fellowship in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures at FSU

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 […]

MemberTatiana Klepikova

Tatiana Klepikova is a visiting researcher at the School for Cultural Studies of the NRU Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where she is working on her postdoctoral project on contemporary Russian queer theater that she will continue at the University of Toronto in August 2019. She has defended her Ph.D. in Slavic Literary Studies at the University of Passau, Germany earlier this year, after obtaining degrees in Pedagogy of Foreign Languages and English and Hispanic Studies in Yaroslavl (Russia), and Russian and East Central European Studies in Passau. She is co-editor of several collections of interdisciplinary essays on privacy, including Outside the “Comfort Zone”: Private and Public Spheres in Late Socialist Europe (forthcoming in 2019 by De Gruyter). Her broader research interests include Soviet and contemporary Russian history and culture, political art, cultural privacy studies, queer studies, performance studies, and histories and cultures of LGBT communities in the post-Soviet space. 

MemberJulia Verkholantsev

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.