Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian
Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.
2010 - Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. Dissertation: “Russian Autobiographical Discourse: A Changing Medium of Self-Perception” Committee: Andrew Wachtel, Nina Gourianova, Marcus Moseley, Alexander Burry
2007 - M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University, Department of Slavic
Languages and Literature
2003 - M.A. History of Art, The Ohio State University, Department of Art History
2001 - Certificate, Medieval Slavic Studies, Medieval Summer Slavic Institute
1999 - B.A. History of Art (Summa Cum Laude), The Ohio State University, Department of Art History
1994 - Undergraduate Diploma with Distinction, Painting, Moscow College of Applied and Industrial Arts (MKhPU) Moscow, Russia
“Rozanov’s Prosopopeia: Voices from Beyond the Grave of Autobiography” SEEJ,Summer 2013 (57.2) peer reviewed
“Path of Life as Lev Tolstoy’s Prescriptive Spiritual Diaries” Tolstoy Studies Journal, Volume XXIV: 2012 peer reviewed
“The Phenomenology of Kruchenykh’s Futurist Books.” Russian Literature LXV, Elsevier, 2009
“Bedbug by V.V. Maiakovskii and the demise of Constructivist Theater.” Chapter in From The Gamblers to Dostoevsky Trip: Intertextuality in Russian Drama of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Kataev, Vladimir and Andrew Wachtel, eds. Moscow: Moscow State UP, 2006, 123-136
Barbara Lennkvist [Lönnqvist] Puteshestvie vglub’ romana Lev Tolstoy: Anna Karenina.
(forthcoming in Tolstoy Studies Journal)
Work in Progress
Book Project:Autobiographic Technogenesis: Self as Media (early stage of preparation)
Bound by questions of self, temporality, authenticity of documentation, and textuality, autobiographical writing is a manifestation of the human-technical relationship addressed in the light of growing misgivings about the role of contemporary digital media in relation to both aesthetics and politics of memory. This project demonstrates that technology, regardless of a particular phase in the evolution of material culture, has always been the means of mediating the phenomenological consciousness of the autobiographical subject. I examine autobiographical projects produced in pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia that range from printed texts, films, performances, virtual archives to social media, in order to underscore the vital interdependency of the human and the technical and to show technology as an indispensable prosthetic extension of the autobiographer.
“Lev Rubinstein’s Nostalgia Performances”
“Charting Rozanov’s Ideas Through Tolstoy’s Path of Life”