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Vitaly Chernetsky

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Associate Professor
Acting Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Primary office:
785-864-2359
Wescoe Hall
Room 2140
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Representation of Jewish life in Russian and East European literature and film (late 19th century to the present), the cultural dialogue and collaboration between Jews and their Slavic neighbors

Education

Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania

B.A. equivalent , Faculty of Philology, Moscow State University

Teaching

Russian literature and culture (film, theatre, visual arts); Ukrainian literature and culture; East and Central European literatures and cultures; Central Asian literatures and cultures; intellectual history of Russia and Ukraine; cultural aspects of globalization; postmodernism/postmodernity; Modernism/modernity; modernist and postmodernist writing worldwide; postcolonial theory and postcolonial writing; identity and community; diasporic cultures; nationalism and ethnicity; literary and cultural theory; cultural studies; film and film theory; feminist theory; gender studies; LGBT studies; language pedagogy.

Research

Russian literature and culture (film, theatre, visual arts); Ukrainian literature and culture; East and Central European literatures and cultures; Central Asian literatures and cultures; intellectual history of Russia and Ukraine; cultural aspects of globalization; postmodernism/postmodernity; Modernism/modernity; modernist and postmodernist writing worldwide; postcolonial theory and postcolonial writing; identity and community; diasporic cultures; nationalism and ethnicity; literary and cultural theory; cultural studies; film and film theory; feminist theory; gender studies; LGBT studies; language pedagogy.

Selected Grants

Chernetsky, Vitaly, (Principal), Ukraine’s Ongoing Social Transformation and Its Literary Representations, National Endowment for the Humanities, - 08/31/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.


Upcoming Program Events
Kudos to our faculty!

Dr. Renee Perelmutter, Associate Professor of Slavic and Jewish Studies, writes fantasy fiction and poetry under the name Rose Lemberg. Her book Marginalia to Stone Bird is the first book of poetry to be shortlisted for a Crawford Award, and is also up for an Elgin Award. Marginalia has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and Strange Horizons. Available at Aqueduct Press and Amazon.

Kudos to our students!

March 16, 2017: JS students Mackenzie Haun, Sarah Herman and Ariel Silverman were elected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious national academic academy. Phi Beta Kappa “celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities.”

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