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
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).