Elizabeth A. Papazian is Associate Professor of Russian Literature. She has been teaching at the University of Maryland since 2000, and received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale University, also in 2000. Her research interests include literary and cinematic modernism, documentary modes in literature and film, and the intersection between art and politics, focusing in particular on early Soviet culture. She has published articles on Soviet cinema, including “Offscreen Dreams and Collective Synthesis in Dovzhenko’s Earth,” in The Russian Review (2003), and “Ethnography, Fairytale, and ‘Perpetual Motion’ in Sergei Paradjanov’s Ashik-Kerib,” in Literature/Film Quarterly (2006). Her book, Manufacturing Truth: The Documentary Moment in Early Soviet Culture, was published by the Northern Illinois University Press (2009). She is currently working on a book project about subjectivity in Soviet cinema. She teaches courses in Russian language, literature, and cinema, in both English and Russian.
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