Conference Papers/Invited Talks


Conference Papers


  • “Folds to Black and White in Minor Cinema.” Virtuality, Becoming and Life: Deleuze Studies Conference. University of Roma Tre, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts. Rome, Italy, July 2016
  • Deleuze Studies Camp 2016, University of Roma Tre, Department of Architecture. Rome, Italy, July 2016
  • Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture: Transvisuality. Lisbon, Portugal, June 2016
  • “Folds to Black and White in Minor Cinema: A Deleuzian Approach.” Coming to Terms with Film-Philosophy Conference and Master class with Alain Badiou. TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada, May 2016
  • “’How It Feels To Be Run Over’: Film Phenomenology and Black Screens in 9/11 Cinema.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Atlanta, Georgia, April 2016
  • “Black Screen, White Page: Convergence(s) and the Post-media Age.” New Visualities: Hybrid Media in Post-national Digital Spaces. Northeastern Modern Language Association. Toronto, Canada, May 2015
  • “Representing the Unrepresentable: Black Screen as Negative Event and Post- 9/11 Cinema.” Melancholia: Imaging the End of the World. Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, June 2013
  • “Narrative Film Openings: Old Tricks and New Technologies.” 21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation. Literature and Film Association. York College of Pennsylvania. York, Pennsylvania. October, 2012
  • “Moving Image and Negative Mimesis.” Mimesis Now Conference. Rochester, NY. April, 2012
  • “The Car and the Camera: Crossing Borders with Abbas Kiarostami.” Literature/Film Association: Border Visions Conference, New Britain, CT. October, 2011
  • “Marriage of the Senses: Visual Metaphors of Sound and Touch in Touch the Sound by Thomas Riedelsheimer.” Music and the Moving Image Conference, New York University, NYC, NY. May, 2011
  • “8 ½’ by Marlene Gorris and Francois Ozon: A Comparative Analysis of A Question of Silence and 8 Women.” National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Annual Conference. Panel: Film (General): Vigilantes, Race, Patriarchy and Religious Passion. San Antonio, TX. April, 2011
  • “Histoire”: Story and History in Cinematic Landscapes of Anh Hung Tran.” Film and History Conference. Panel: The Environment of Global Landscapes. Milwaukee, WI. November, 2010
  • “’The Transformation of Things’: Jia Zhangke Dreams of Still Life as Dong and Dong as Still Life. National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Annual Conference. Panel: Adaptation (Film, TV, Lit., & Electronic Gaming). St. Louis, MO. April, 2010
  • “’The Country of Not-Where’: ‘Go There, Don’t Know Where, Bring That Don’t Know What’ (Proppian analysis of Abbas Kiarostami’s Where’s the Friend’s Home? & Kira Muratova’s Melody for a Street Organ.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association. Panel: Myth and Fairy Tale. Albuquerque, NM. February, 2010
  • “‘Writing/Filming for Myself and Strangers’: The Poetics of Repetition in Kira Muratova’s Films through Gertrude Stein’s Texts.” The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. Panel: Contemporary Russian Film. Philadelphia, PA. December, 2009
  • “‘Writing/Filming for Myself and Strangers’: Repetition in Gertrude Stein and Kira Muratova’s Aesthetics.” Literature/Film Association Conference: Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities: Film Adaptation in a Postmodern World. Panel: Postmodernism on Film. Carlisle, PA. October, 2009
  • “Initial Predicative Semantic Gaps and Peculiarities of Text Perception.” Studia Linguistica Conference. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2004
  • “Expositional Retardation in the Contemporary Literary Discourse and ‘In Medias Res’ Device in the Ancient Epic Poem.” Readings of Saint-Petersburg Herzen University. April 15-17, 2003. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2003
  • “Reconstruction and Retardation in the Literary Narrative.” Language, Literature, Culture: Dialogue of Generations. Chuvash State Pedagogical University, Cheboksary, Russia, 2003
  • “Expositional Retardation as a Stylistic Device.” Readings of Saint-Petersburg Herzen University. May 21-23, 2002. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2002
  • “‘The Gapping Effect’ and Expositional Retardation.” Studia Linguistica XI conference. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2002
  • “To the Problem of the Pre-text and Fore-text Distinction.” Interconnection of Literature and Art in the Culture of the XX Century. Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2001


Invited Talks


  • “Black Screen, White Page: Convergence(s) and the Post-media Age.” Agency/Poetics/Media Workshop. School in Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. November, 2015
  • “Black Screens, Skins and Veils: Cinema and Negative Mimesis.” Department of Global Cultural Studies, Aalborg University. Aalborg, Denmark. October, 2012
  • “Cinematic Tourist and Cinematic Traveler: Film Adaptations of Lev Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.” Department of Linguistics, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. March, 2011
  • “’Oranges and Sardines’: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works.” Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. June, 2009
  • “Literature and Film: Oscar-winning Animation The Old Man and the Sea by Alexander Petrov.” Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. June, 2009
  • “Working in Tandem: Spouse-Directors Elem Klimov and Larisa Shepitko.” Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. May, 2009
  • “Literary Translation: Stages and Stratagems.” International Symposium on Literature and Literary Translation, sponsored by D. Likhachev’s Fund. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. July, 2008
  • “On the Peculiarities of Translating Opening Passages in Short Stories and Novels.” International Symposium on Literature and Literary Translation, sponsored by D. Likhachev’s Fund. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. July, 2008
  • “No Woman’s Land: Contemporary Russian Women Directors.” New York-Saint-Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. July, 2006