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Global/transnational cinema, film-philosophy, Deleuze Studies, remix culture, media archaeology, sensory film and media.
Work in Progress
Book: “Midway upon the Road”: A Study of Openings in Contemporary Short Fiction. University of Kostroma Press, Kostroma, Russia, 2011.
“Black Screen, White Page: Ontology and Genealogy of Blank Space.” Special issue on “Writing in Film.” Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, Routledge, 2015
“Imaginal Border Crossings and Silence as Negative Mimesis in Elia Suleiman’s Divine Intervention.” Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film. Scarecrow Press, 2013
“Reconstruction and Retardation in Literary Narrative.” Language, Literature, Culture: Dialogue of Generations. Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Russia, 2004
“Expositional Retardation in Contemporary Literary Discourse and ‘In Medias Res’ Device in Ancient Epic Poem.” Readings of Saint-Petersburg Herzen State University. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2003
“Initial Predicative Semantic Gaps and Peculiarities of Text Perception.” Studia Linguistica XII. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2003
“Expositional Retardation as a Stylistic Device.” Readings of Saint-Petersburg Herzen State University. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2002
“‘The Gapping Effect’ and Expositional Retardation.” Studia Linguistica XI. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2002
“To the Problem of the Pre-text and Fore-text Distinction.” Interconnection of Literature and Art in the Culture of the XX Century. Petropolis, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2001
Awards and Fellowships
New York Council for the Humanities Action Grant for organizing the riverrun Global Film Series. Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. October, 2016.
Best Paper Award. Lisbon Consortium summer school on Transvisuality. Lisbon, Portugal. July, 2016.
riverrun Liberal Arts Fellowship. Arts and Culture in Western New York, non-profit organization, Fall 2015
Humanities Institute Advanced Ph.D. Fellowship, University at Buffalo, Spring 2014
Princeton-Weimar Grant. Summer School for Media Studies, International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, June 2013
Canadian-American Studies Grant. University at Buffalo, Spring 2012
Tony Conrad Distinguished Professorship Fund Grant. University at Buffalo, Spring 2012
Russian National Award, Russian Ministry of Culture and Cinematography, Moscow, Russia, 2006