Elena Baraban
Associate Professor of Russian
  • Undergraduate Program Advisor for Russian

Office location: 325 Fletcher Argue

Phone: 204-474-9735

E-mail: Elena.Baraban@umanitoba.ca

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2003)
  • M.A. Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (1997)
  • Kandidat filologicheskikh nauk, General Linguistics, Simferopol State University, Ukraine (1994)
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Simferopol State University, Ukraine (1991)

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  • since July 2005 Assistant Professor of Russian at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba,
  • 2001-05 Lecturer at the Department of Germanic and Russian Studies / History Department, University of Victoria
  • 1999-2001 Lecturer, Russian Program, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
  • 1995–1996: Assistant Professor, English Department, Simferopol State University (Simferopol, Ukraine)
  • 1993-1996: Lecturer, English Department, Simferopol State University (Simferopol, Ukraine)

TEACHING INTERESTS

undergraduate and graduate courses in Russian Literature, Culture, and Language (all levels), Literary and Cultural Theory, 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and culture, Representations of WWII in literature and film

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT

Configurations of Memory: World War II in Soviet Film of the Stalin Era

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Literary and Cultural Theory, Theory of Genre, popular culture, detective fiction, Postmodernism, Gender Studies, Theory of trauma; 20th- and 21st-century Russian literature and culture, Representations of WWII in literature and film

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Forget the War: Constructing Wartime Subjectivity in Post-Soviet Films about the Second World War” published in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. LIV, Nos. 3–4, September-December 2012, pp 61-83.
  • Pro nostal’giju i voinu” [On Nostalgia and the War]. Iskusstvo kino. November 2012: http://kinoart.ru/archive/2012/11/pro-nostalgiyu-i-vojnu
  • An ‘Ordinary’ Life during Extraordinary Events: On Russia with Love” (Film Review Article on Robin Hessman’s My Perestroika: A Nation’s History is Personal (2010)) Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. LIV, Nos. 3–4, September-December 2012, pp.151-155.
  • Fighting Words and Images: Representing War across the Disciplines. (collection of essays co-ed. together with Stephan Jaeger and Adam Muller). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.
  • “The Battle of Stalingrad in Soviet Film.” In Fighting Words and Images: Representing War across the Disciplines. (collection of essays co-ed. together with Stephan Jaeger and Adam Muller). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. pp. 237-59.
  • “The Return of Mother Russia: Representation of Women in Soviet Wartime Cinema.” Aspasia. Vol. 4 (2010). 121-138.

For more information contact:
Elena Baraban
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
325 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: 204-474-9735
Fax: 204-474-7601