Ph.D. University of Kansas
Recent Courses: Slavic Folklore, Russian Language, Moscow: Text and Context
Research Interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Russian Literature, M.A. Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, Moscow in Russian Literature, Moscow-Tartu Semiotics, Borislav Pekic's How to Quiet a Vampire, Slavic Folklore.
Ph.D. Cornell University
Recent Courses: Cyborgs & Maschinenmenschen in German Literature and Culture, Intermediate German I
Research Interests: 20th-century German literature and culture, Weimar modernism and the avant-garde, New Vision photography, Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, Philosophical anthropology, Science fiction.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Recent Courses: Great Russian Novels, Russia and the World, Literature and Revolution
Research Interests: Russian Language, Literature and Cultural History, Russian/Soviet Memory Cultures, Legacy of Soviet-era Monuments in Post-Soviet Space(s), Poetry and Performance in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Autobiographies of the Great Russian Poets.
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
Recent Courses: Girls and Visual Culture, Faust in Film, Weimar Visual Culture/Modernities, Propaganda or Art? The Case of Leni Riefenstahl, Brecht: Theory and Praxis, Film and Societies, Practicum in College Teaching
Research Interests: Feminist Film Theory, Contemporary German Film, Representations of the Holocaust in World Cinema, Film in the “Third Reich,” Weimar Cinema.
Recent Courses: Intermediate and Advanced German, Texts and Contexts I, Poetry and Society, Narration in the Middle Ages, Fairy Tales of Cognitive and Social Development by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm
Research Interests: Pre-Courtly Medieval German Minstrel Epic, Fairy Tales, Folklore, Narratology, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.
Ph.D. New York University
Recent Courses: Kafka and His Readers, Reading W.G. Sebald, Deutsche Kulturgeschichte: 1871-1989, Madness and Genius, Commemoration/Representation, Texts and Contexts II, GDR Culture: Was war und was bleibt
Research Interests: German, Austrian and Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, Literary Theory, Commemorative Practices and Memory Cultures, Visual Culture, Translation.
Ph.D. Yale University
Recent Courses: Russian Culture and Civilization, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Russian Literature, Russian Drama, Women in Russian Literature
Research Interests: Russian Language, Literature and Cultural History, Russian Theatre, Language Pedagogy.
M.A. Norwich University (also educated at the Novosibirsk Pedagogical University and the Novosibirsk Art Academy)
Recent Courses: Intermediate and Advanced Russian Language and Culture, “Russian for Russians”
Research Interests: Russian Language and Culture, the “Silver Age” in Russian Literature, Russian Religious Philosophy, Religion and Soviet Ideology, Representations of Russian Identity in Literature and Film.
Dr. phil. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Recent Courses: Jews in German Literature, Literature and Ritual, Goethe, Thomas Mann‘s Magic Mountain, German Literature and the Cold War
Research Interests: Anthropological Perspectives on Literature and Philosophy, Technology in Teaching, Aesthetic Theories of Production and Reception.
Last Updated: 9/25/14