Faculty



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Olga Klimova

PhD

M.S.Ed., Instructional Technology, Duquesne University, 2015

PhD in Russian Literature and Culture, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

PhD certificate in Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

PhD certificate in Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2008

MA in Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

MA in Popular Culture, Brock University, Canada, 2005

Specialist, Instructor of Cultural Studies, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2001

Awards

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Travel Kathryn W. Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2012

Award for Outstanding Presenters, Grad Expo, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences GSO’s Conference, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2011– 2012

Lillian B. Lawler Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2010 – 2011

Nominations for Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award, Arts and Sciences Graduate Students’ Organization, University of Pittsburgh, 2009, 2010, 2011

Courses Taught

Russian Language (Beginning through Fourth-Year Russian)

Russian Culture

Forbidden Love on Screen and Page

Man and Superman: Representations of the Superior Individual in Culture

Sci-Fi: East and West

History of Russian Film

Russian Fairy Tales

Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature

Masterpieces of 19th c. Russian Literature

Russian Newspapers & Magazines

Russian Conversation Practice

Readings in Russian Literature

Publications

“Zulfiquor Musakov’s Boys in the Sky and Boys in the Sky 2.” Directory of World Cinema: Central Asia. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd. Forthcoming.

“Ali Khamraev’s BoBaBu.” Directory of World Cinema: Central Asia. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd. Forthcoming.

“El'er Ishmukhamedov’s Lovers.” Directory of World Cinema: Central Asia. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd. Forthcoming.

“Nikita Mikhalkov’s At Home Among Strangers, A Stranger at Home.” Military Encyclopedia of Russia and Eurasia. Ed. William Reger. Gulf Breeze: Academic International Press. Forthcoming.

“Sergei Solov'ev’s 2-Assa-2.” Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd, 2015.

“Aleksandr Rogozhkin’s The Peculiarities of the National Fishing and The Peculiarities of the National Hunt in the Winter Period.” Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd, 2015.

“Iaropolk Lapshin’s Game without Rules.” Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd, 2015.

“Sergei Paradzhanov’s The Color of Pomegranates.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. Eds. Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White. London: Routledge, 2015.

“Reading Other People’s Letters in the 1970s: Reconstructing Soviet Spectatorship in Il'ia Averbakh’s Other People’s Letters.” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review (April 2013): 1-35.

“Anti-Soviet Kitsch in Perestroika Melodrama: Sergei Solov'ev’s Assa.” Studies in Slavic Cultures X (October 2012). University of Pittsburgh. Department of Slavic Languages: 47-59.

“Aleksandr Rogozhkin 'Osobennosti natsional'noi okhoty' (1995).” Noev kovčeg russkogo kino. Ot 'Sten'ki Razina' do 'Stiljag'. Braguinski, Nikita, Vassilieva, Ekaterina. eds. Vinnytsia: Globus-Press, 2012. 453-7.

“Il'ia Averbakh 'Chiuzhie pis'ma' (1975).” Noev kovčeg russkogo kino. Ot 'Sten'ki Razina' do 'Stiljag'. Braguinski, Nikita, Vassilieva, Ekaterina. eds. Vinnytsia: Globus-Press, 2012. 307-11.

Research Interests

Censorship in culture, youth culture and cinema

Late-Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture

Eastern European and Central Asian cinema

Chernobyl

Technology in Education and Language Teaching and Learning

Gamification

Representative Conference Presentations

“Resisting the System: Transgressive Teenagers in Valeriia Gai Germanika’s Films,” Discussant: Panel “National Identity in the Cinema of the Soviet Republics.” 49th Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Chicago, 2017

“Surviving Censorship in the 2010s: Russian Youth Films and the State,” Canadian Association of Slavists' Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2017

"Visualizing the Invisible: The Construction of the Memory of Chernobyl in Visual Culture,” Memory as Politics: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Pittsburgh, May 6, 2017

“'Reimagined' Space in Contemporary Kazakh Cinema: Connections to the Land and Reconstructed Families in Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Films,” AATSEEL Conference, Austin, Texas, 2016

“The 'Liberated' Urban Space in Soviet Cinema under Brezhnev,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2015

“Nowhere to Run: Russian Youth in Natalia Meshchaninova's The Hope Factory (2014),” Guest talk, The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio, 2015

Global Awareness Workshop for secondary education students, “The World Around Me,” Guest speaker, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Urban League’s African American Achievement Trust, 2014

Roundtable “Technology in Education,” Roundtable facilitator, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, 2014

“Literary Idols of the 19th Century in Sergei Solov'ev’s Youth Films,” AATSEEL Conference, Boston, 2014

Dissertation Title and Year

Soviet Youth Films under Brezhnev: Watching between the Lines