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

Edited Collections

The Akunin Project (a collection of articles on Boris Akunin co-ed. by Elena V. Baraban and Stephen M. Norris (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020). forthcoming

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.

Uliubleni ukrains'ki pisni [Illustrated collection of Ukrainian songs], eds. Olena Baraban, Tetiana Filatova, Kyiv, 2016, pp. 152. In Ukrainian.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Lenin, Trotsky, and Parvus in the Battle for Russian Unity.” Warsaw East European Review (WEER). Volume IX. 2019.

Introduction. “Mama, kak poidu v boi, napishu pis’mo.” [Mom, I’ll write a letter after the first battle]. In: Pis’ma voiny [War letters]. Co-ed. Serguei Oushakine, Alexei Golubev et al. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie. 2016. In Russian.

“A Country Resembling Russia: The Use of History in Boris Akunin’s Detective Novels.” In: Late and Post-Soviet Russian Literature: A Reader (Vol. I) (Cultural Syllabus Series) eds. Mark Lipovetsky and Lisa Wakamiya, Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2014. (A Reprint in an abridged form of “A Country Resembling Russia: The Use of History in Boris Akunin’s Detective Novels.” SEEJ Forum: Innovation through Reiteration: Post-Soviet Popular Culture. Slavic and East European Journal. SEEJ. Vol. 48, No. 3 (2004): 396–420.)

“Filming a Stalinist War Epic in Ukraine: Ihor Savchenko's The Third Strike.” Canadian Slavonic Papers. Special Issue on Ukrainian Cinema. Guest editor Serhy Yekelchyk. Vol. LVI, Nos.1-2 (March-June 2014): pp.17-41.

“Vona zakhyshchala bat’kyvshchynu: obrazy zhinok v stalins’komu kino pro druhu svitovu viinu.” Transl. from Russian by Oksana Sikors’ka. In: Ukraina Moderna: published 10 January 2015: http://uamoderna.com/md/baraban-women-war-cinema (A Ukrainian translation of “Ona zashchishchala rodinu: obrazy zhenshchin v stalinskom kino o vtoroi mirovoi voine.” In Khronolohia radians’koi kultury. Konstanty j transformatsii. Studia Sovietica. Vypusk 3. Ed. Valentyna Kharkun. Kyiv: The Shevchenko Institute of World Literature, 2014.)

“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.

“Voina v kino: Odinochestvo travmy na fone kollektiva.” [War in Film: Loneliness, Trauma and the Collective]. In: Travma/Punkty. Eds. E. Trubina and Serguei Oushakine. Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2009, pp. 600-626. In Russian

“The Fate of a Man by Sergei Bondarchuk and the Soviet Cinema of Trauma.” Slavic and East European Journal. SEEJ. Vol. 51, No. 3 (2007): 514-535.


Prosepective M.A. Students

I invite any and all prospective M.A. Students to contact me

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