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Vitaly Chernetsky

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Primary office:
785-864-2359
Wescoe Hall
Room 2140
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Representation of Jewish life in Russian and East European literature and film (late 19th century to the present), the cultural dialogue and collaboration between Jews and their Slavic neighbors

Education

Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania

B.A. equivalent , Faculty of Philology, Moscow State University

Teaching

Russian 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.

Research

Russian 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.

Research Interests

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Russian literature
  • Ukrainian literature
  • Soviet literature
  • Soviet culture
  • Soviet film
  • Soviet cinema
  • Post-Soviet culture
  • Post-Soviet literature
  • Eastern Europe
  • Central Europe
  • East European literature
  • East European culture
  • East European cinema
  • Central Asia
  • Central Asian cinema
  • Central Asian film
  • Gender studies
  • LGBT studies
  • Globalization
  • Postmodernism
  • Literary theory
  • Cultural theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Film theory
  • Translation
  • Diaspora
  • Diasporas
  • Diasporic cultures

Selected Grants

Chernetsky, Vitaly, (Principal), Ukraine’s Ongoing Social Transformation and Its Literary Representations, National Endowment for the Humanities, - 08/31/2015) . Federal. Status: Funded.


Upcoming Program Events
Dr. Perelmutter to be first Director of Undergraduate Studies!

Dr. Renee Perelmutter will be the first Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Jewish Studies Program! Dr. Perelmutter is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic. She will begin her position as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Fall 2017 semester.

Kudos!

Dr. Gal Levy, former Visiting Israeli Professor at KU, has won first prize for best article in Hebrew from the Israeli Political Science Association. The article looks at the post-protest protest in Israel and Dr. Levy gives acknowledgments to the KU Jewish Studies Program. Dr. Levy currently teaches at the Open University in Israel.

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