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Brendan James Nieubuurt
PhD, Russian Literature, Columbia University (expected May 2018).
Dissertation: “Textualizing the Self: The Aesthetics of Self-Writing in the Autobiographical Fiction of Mandel’shtam and Nabokov.”
MPhil, Russian Literature, Columbia University, October 2014.
MA, Russian Literature, Columbia University, February 2012.
Russian Language Courses and Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL), Irkutsk State Linguistic University, Irkutsk, Russian Federation, 2009-2010
BA, English Literature, University of Oregon 2005
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
Twentieth-century Russian avant-gardes
Literature and life under Stalin
Literature of and in exile
Prison/labor camp literature
Soviet domestic surveillance
Bodies/violence in literature and the visual arts
Russian and Soviet science fiction
Philosophy in Russia (esp. Nietzsche and Henri Bergson)
Russian intellectual history
Russian and Ukrainian linguistic, religious, and identity politics
“Scientific Subjectivity: Judgment, Authority, and the Identity of the Other in Checkhov’s The Duel. American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Seattle, WA 2012.
“Communication Breakdown: Telephones in the Works of Mandel’shtam and Nabokov,” Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Conference, New York University, April 2015.
“Teeth and the Anxiety of Narration in Nabokov and his Fiction,” Nabokov Symposium, Columbia University, December 2015.
Organized panel, “Aestheticizing Brutality: Methods and Ethics in Depicting Violence” and presented paper, “Articulating the Unrecognizable Self: Writing Survived Trauma in the Fiction of Varlam Shalamov.” Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Conference, New York University, April 2017.
“Grin and Bare It: Teeth, Privacy, and the Risks of Narration in Nabokov and his Fiction,” Nabokov Stream at American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Washington DC, February 2018 (forthcoming).
“Flesh Made Word: Textualizing the Self in the Works of Mandel’shtam and Nabokov,” Russian and East European and Eurasian Studies Graduate Symposium, University of Oregon, April 2017.
Preceptor of Literature Humanities, Columbia University, 2016-2018
Instructor of Introductory Russian Language, Columbia University, Fall 2011, 2012
Teaching Assistant for Professor Liza Knapp, “Tolstoy and Dostoevsky,” Columbia University, Spring 2011, 2012
Volunteer Lecturer in American history, literature and culture, Irkutsk State Linguistic University, 2009
Russian, Ukrainian, Old Church Slavonic, French, Latin