University of Southern Indiana

Scholarship and Professional Activity

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Co-authored with Dr. Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy (Miami University). “From Minimalist Representation to Excessive Interpretation: Contextualizing 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.” In Journal of European Studies, September 2014, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 225-248 (published online before print April 9, 2014).

“Partial Recollection, Partial Recognition: Writing about the Bulgarian Gulag.” Gulag Studies, 2-3 (2009-2010), pp.69-82.

 “‘Something nice to remember:’ Silence and Memory Between Generations in Two Gulag Films.” In Politics of Memory in Post-communist Europe, the 5th Yearbook of The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), vol.1, Zetabooks, 2010, pp.115-127.

“Ethics, Play and Poetry in the Interval. Evgenia Ginzburg’s Struggle Into the Whirlwind.” In Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 39, no. 1 (Spring 2005), pp. 99-108.

Chapters in Book:

“Haunted Transitions: Memory, Theater, and Gender Discourse.” In Florentina C. Andreescu and Michael J. Shapiro, eds. Genre and the (Post) Communist Woman. Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal. New York: Routledge, 2014.

 “‘Let's all freeze up until 2100 or so.’ Nostalgic Directions in Post-communist Romania.” In Maria Todorova and Zsuzsa Gille, eds. Post-communist Nostalgia. New York: Berghahn, pp.113-125, 2010.

 Recent Conference Presentations:

2018    “The Power of Non compliant Voices: Translingual Romanian American Poetry." American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) National Convention, Washington DC. February 1-4 (forthcoming).

2016    “On the Pedagogy of Translated Heteroglossia.” Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, November 17-20, Washington DC.

2016    “Postsocialist Translingualism in Literature: the case of poets Mihaela Moscaliuc and Andrei Dosa.” Midwest Slavic Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 8-10.

2015    ‘Staging the Post-Socialist Woman: Saviana Stanescu's Alternative Trans-nations.” American Comparative Literature Association Convention, Seattle, March 26– 29.

2014    “From Orientalized Others to Cosmopolitan Selves: The Worldling of Eastern European Writers.” English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK), November 20-22, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.

Recent research and study grants:

2015    Faculty Research and Creative Work Award, University of Southern Indiana.

2014    Jack and Anita Hess Follow-up Grant, United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC, June-July.

2012    Liberal Arts Research Award, University of Southern Indiana, Fall.


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