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Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas
2140 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
2013–– Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of
2010—2013 Director, Film Studies Program, Miami University
2006—2013 Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, Miami University:
Assistant Professor 2006–2010; tenured and promoted to Associate Professor 2010.
August 2010 Invited Faculty, Greifswalder Ukrainicum (International Summer School in Ukrainian Studies), Afried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald/University of Greifswald, Germany Spring 2005—Spring Visiting Faculty, Cinema Studies Program, Northeastern University 2006 Fall 2004—Summer Research Associate, the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University 2006 January—August HURI Research Fellow, the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University 2004 Fall 2003 Petro Jacyk Visiting Assistant Professor, the Harriman Institute and the Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University 2001—2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University 1996—2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTSRussian literature and culture (film, theatre, visual arts); Ukrainian literature and culture; East and Central European literatures and cultures; Central Asian literatures and cultures; intellectual history of Russia and Ukraine; cultural aspects of globalization; postmodernism/postmodernity; Modernism/modernity; modernist and postmodernist writing worldwide; postcolonial theory and postcolonial writing; identity and community; diasporic cultures; nationalism and ethnicity; literary and cultural theory; cultural studies; film and film theory; feminist theory; gender studies; LGBT studies; language pedagogy.
PUBLICATIONSBOOKS Mapping Postcommunist Cultures: Russia and Ukraine in the Context of Globalization (Montreal: McGill— Queen’s University Press, 2007). Co-winner, the 2006-2007 Prize for Best Book in the fields of 1 V. Chernetsky Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature, and culture, the American Association for Ukrainian Studies. Ukrainian-language version: Kartohrafuiuchy postkomunistychni kultury: Rosiia ta Ukraïna v konteksti hlobalizatsiï (Kyiv: Krytyka, 2013).
From Dovzhenko to Paradzhanov and Beyond: Ukrainian Cinema in Documents (a volume of annotated English translations of selected primary sources on Ukrainian cinema, in progress).
Displacement, Desire, Identity: East European Writers and the Diasporic Momentum (monograph in progress).
Guest editor, special issue of the online journal KinoKultura on Ukrainian cinema (special issue no. 9, December 2009), http://www.kinokultura.com/specials/9/ukrainian.shtml Edward Said, Kul'tura i imperiializm (annotated Ukrainian translation of Culture and Imperialism; co-edited with Taras Tsymbal) (Kyiv: Krytyka, 2007 [released 2008]). Winner, the 2008 Book of the Year Prize, Ukraine, in the category “Zarubizhna humanitarystyka” (editions of foreign authors in the humanities).
Zorya Fine Art: Twentieth Century Masters, Contemporary Art (gallery catalogue: coeditor, contributor, translator) (Greenwich, CT: Zorya Fine Art, 2006) Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry, co-edited with John High, Thomas Epstein, Lyn Hejinian, Patrick Henry, Gerald Janecek and Laura Weeks (Jersey City: Talisman House, 2000).
Yuri Andrukhovych, Twelve Circles [a novel] (New York: Spuyten Duyvil, forthcoming 2013) Yuri Andrukhovych, The Moscoviad [a novel] (New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2008). Co-winner, the 2008–2009 prize for Best Book-Length Translation from Ukrainian into English, American Association for Ukrainian Studies.
Works from the Estate of Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky (exhibition catalogue) (Greenwich, CT: Zorya Fine Art, 2007) Sergei Belik (exhibition catalogue) (Greenwich, CT: Zorya Fine Art, 2006) Alevtina Kakhidze, Zhdanovka (a conceptualist artist’s book) (Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Academie, 2006) Mykola Zhuravel, Apiary (multilingual exhibition catalogue, translation from Russian and Ukrainian into English and from English into Ukrainian) (Greenwich, CT: Zorya Fine Art, 2005) “The NKVD File of Mykhailo Drai-Khmara” (annotated translation, introductory essay), The Harriman Review, Vol. 15, No. 2/3 (May 2005).
ARTICLES, ESSAYS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS:
“The Unusual Case of Fr. Sergei Kruglov: Poet, Priest, and Postmodernist in Post-Soviet Siberia” (under consideration) Article on “Dear Elena Sergeevna,” in Birgit Beumers, ed., World Film Locations: Moscow (Intellect Books, forthcoming) Articles on “The Needle” (Kazakhstan), “Heat” (Kyrgyzstan), and “Little Angel, Make Me Happy” (Turkmenistan), in Birgit Beumers, ed., Directory of World Cinema: Central Asia (Intellect Books, forthcoming).
“The Pleasures and Problems of Leonid Osyka’s Zakhar Berkut: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema and Its Limits,” Canadian Slavonic Papers (forthcoming 2014).
“Mykola Khvyl′ovyi’s ‘A Sentimental Story’: In Search of a Ukrainian Modernity,” Harvard Ukrainian Studies, vol. XXX (forthcoming 2013).
“A ‘Wild Kazakh Boy’: The Cinema of Rashid Nugmanov,” in Michael Rouland, Gulnara Abikeyeva, and Birgit Beumers, eds., Central Asian Cinema: Rewriting Cultural Histories (London: I.B. Tauris, 2013 [in press]).
“Letters Not About Love” [essay in memoriam Arkadii Dragomoshchenko], Krytyka, vol. XVI, no. 11-12 (November—December 2012) [in Ukrainian] “A University on Quarantine?” Krytyka, vol. XVI, no. 5 (May 2012) [in Ukrainian] 2 V. Chernetsky “Nation and Translation: Literary Translation and the Shaping of Modern Ukrainian Culture,” in Brian J. Baer, ed., Contexts, Subtexts, and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011).
“From Anarchy to Connectivity to Cognitive Mapping: Contemporary Ukrainian Writers of the Younger Generation Engage with Globalization,” Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 44, no. 1/2 (Spring— Summer 2010).
“Annychka’s Anomaly: A Daughter’s Rebellion in a ‘Non-Soviet’ Soviet War Film,” KinoKultura special issue no. 9 (December 2009), http://www.kinokultura.com/specials/9/chernetsky.shtml “Ukrainian Literature,” in Michael Henry Heim, ed., “East-Central European Literatures Twenty Years After,” East European Politics and Societies, vol. 23, no. 4 (Fall 2009).
“Preface,” in Oxana D. Asher, My Diary; and, Dray-Khmara as a Poet (New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2009).
“Nationalizing Sacher-Masoch: A Curious Case of Cultural Reception in Russia and Ukraine,” Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 45, no. 4 (2008).
“Visual Language and Identity Performance in Leonid Osyka’s A Stone Cross: The Roots and the Uprooting,” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, vol. 2, no. 3 (2008).
“Ukrainian Literature Today” [in Dutch], Tijdschrift voor Slavische Literatuur, no. 49 (2008).
Textbook chapter on Yuri Andrukhovych, in Annick Benoit-Dusausoy and Guy Fontaine, eds., Lettres européennes, 2nd ed. (Brussels: Editions De Boeck Université, 2007) [in French].
“In Memoriam Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Prigov,” Krytyka, Vol. XI, No. 9 (September 2007) [in Ukrainian].
Articles on Akvarium, Conceptualism, Viktor Erofeev, Boris Grebenshchikov, homosexuality, literature of Soviet Republics, nationalism, Timur Novikov, Odessa, Dmitrii Prigov, and Larisa Shepit′ko, in Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine, and Helena Goscilo, eds., Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (New York: Routledge, 2007).
“On Some Post-Soviet Postcolonialisms,” PMLA, Vol. 121, No. 3 (May 2006).
“Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Post-Communism? The Cultures of the Former Soviet Bloc Encounter Jameson,” in Caren Irr and Ian Buchanan, eds., On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization (Albany: SUNY Press, 2006) (revised Ukrainian-language version in Tamara Hundorova, ed., Modernizm pislia postmodernu [Kyiv: Foliant, 2008 (actual release date 2012)]).
“Ukrainians, Russians, and the Legacy of Sacher-Masoch,” Krytyka, Vol. IX, No. 9 (September 2005) [in Ukrainian]; reprinted at http://www.ukraine-poland.com/u/kultura/kultura.php?id=1138.
Introductory essays on Andrii Bondar and Oksana Zabuzhko, ukraine.poetryinternational.org  “Valerii Pereleshin,” Odyn z nas, No. 33 (2003) [in Russian].
“Postcolonialism, Russia and Ukraine,” Ulbandus: The Slavic Review of Columbia University, No. 7 (2003).
“Displacement, Desire, Identity, and the ‘Diasporic Momentum’: Two Slavic Writers in Latin America,” Intertexts, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2003).
“The Trope of Displacement and Identity Construction in Postcolonial Ukrainian Fiction,” Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1/2 (2002).
“Confronting the Traumas: The Gendered/‘Nationed’ Body as Narrative and Spectacle in Contemporary Ukrainian Writing,” Vydnokola: The Internet Journal of the Kyiv Gender Studies Institute, No. 3 (2002),
www.vidnokola.kiev.ua [in Ukrainian]; reprinted in: Vira Aheieva, ed., Genderna perspektyva (Kyiv:
Fakt, 2004); abridged version published in: Oleksa Myshanych et al., eds., Literaturoznavstvo: Teksty naukovykh dopovidei na V kongresi Mizhnarodnoï asotsiatsiï ukraïnistiv (Chernivtsi, 26–29 serpnia 2002 r.), vol. 2 (Chernivtsi: Ruta, 2003).
“Ukrainian Literature at the End of the Millennium,” World Literature Today, Vol. 76. No. 2 (Spring 2002).
“The New Ukrainian Literature: Between the Postmodern and the Postcolonial,” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Vol. 28, No. 1/2 (2001).
Articles on Emma Andiievs′ka, Natalka Bilotserkivets′, Lina Kostenko, Solomiia Pavlychko, and Oksana
Zabuzhko, in Jane Eldridge Miller, ed., Who’s Who in Contemporary Women’s Writing (New York:
Article on Valerii Pereleshin, in Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon, eds., Who’s Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day (New York: Routledge, 2001).
Articles on Nikolai Gogol′, Ol′ha Kobylians′ka, and Vasilii Rozanov, in Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon, eds., Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War II (New York: Routledge, 2001).
3 V. Chernetsky “Construction of Gender Relations in Contemporary Ukrainian Culture: Natalia Andriichenko’s Shamara and
Oksana Zabuzhko’s Field Research in Ukrainian Sex,” in Halyna Koscharsky, ed., The First Fifty Years:
To Mark 50 Years Of Ukrainian Settlement In Australia (Huntingdon: Nova Science Publishers, 2000) [volume of selected essays from the conferences of the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia] “Iosif Vissarionovich Pushkin: Sots-Art and the New Russian Poetry,” in Marina Balina, Nancy Condee, and Evgeny Dobrenko eds., Endquote: Sots-Art Literature and Soviet Grand Style (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2000).
“Nina Iskrenko: The Postmodern Poet and Her Few Words,” in Stephanie Sandler, ed., Rereading Russian Poetry (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999).
Annotations, in Valeriia Narbikova, Day Equals Night, trans. Seth Graham (Dana Point, CA: Ardis Publishers, 1999).
“Travels through Heterotopia: The Textual Realms of Patrick Modiano’s Rue des Boutiques Obscures and Mikhail Kuraev’s Kapitan Dikshtein,” Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 1998).
Essays on Evgenii Kharitonov and Vasilii Rozanov, Gay and Lesbian Literature, Vol. 2 (Detroit: St. James Press, 1998).
“Opening the Floodgates: The New Ukrainian Writing,” Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4 (Winter 1997).
Articles on Igor′ Irten′ev and Nina Iskrenko, in The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic and Central Asian Literature, vol. 10, ed. Peter Rollberg (Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1996).
“Επιγονοι, or Transformations of Writing in the Texts of Valerija Narbikova and Nina Iskrenko,” Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Winter 1994) “Late Soviet Culture: A Parallax for Postmodernism,” Postmodern Culture, Vol. 4, No. 3 (May 1994).
“Symposium on Russian Postmodernism” (with Jerome McGann, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Mikhail Epstein, Lyn Hejinian, Bob Perelman and Marjorie Perloff), Postmodern Culture, Vol. 3, No. 2 (January 1993).
Review of Mykola Soroka, Faces of Displacement: The Writings of Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Slavic Review (forthcoming).
Review of Jacob Edmond, A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature, New Zealand Slavonic Journal, vol. 45 (2011 [pub. 2013]).
Review of Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Borderlands into Bordered Lands: Geopolitics of Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine, The Anthropology of East Europe Review, vol. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2012).
Review of Myroslav Shkandrij, Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity, Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 89, no. 4 (October 2011).
Review of Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, The Anti-Imperial Choice: The Making of the Ukrainian Jew, Harvard Ukrainian Studies, vol. 29, no. 1–4 (2007) [pub. 2011].
Review of Kevin M.F. Platt and David Brandenberger, eds., Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda, Harvard Ukrainian Studies, vol. 29, no. 1–4 (2007) [pub. 2011].
Review of Edyta Bojanowska. Nikolai Gogol: Between Ukrainian and Russian Nationalism, Journal of Ukrainian Studies, vol. 33/34 (2008/2009) [pub. 2011].