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John MacKay

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Steering Committee; Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature; Film and Media Studies

Current courses
Russian Culture: The Modern Age; Old Russian Culture Through Cinema; 19th-Century Russian Culture Through Cinema; Russian Film; The Utopian Imagination in Russia; Slavery and Serfdom in Russian and American Literature; Issues in Contemporary Film Theory

Recent Publications
Disorganized Noise: ‘Enthusiasm’ and the Ear of the Collective. (KinoKultura Journal)

Inscription and Modernity: From Wordsworth to Mandelstam (Indiana University Press)

Dziga Vertov: Life and Work (forthcoming from Indiana University Press)

Area of Interest

19th &  20th-century Russian literature, Russian and Soviet culture, comparative literature, literary and cultural theory, film studies (esp. film theory and documentary cinema)

B.A. 1987 (English), University of British Columbia; 1989, Certificate in Russian, Pushkin Institute, Moscow; Ph. D. 1998, Yale University (Comparative Literature).

FASSLL Slavic Languages and Literatures