Maxime Bey-Rozet

Maxime Bey-Rozet holds an MA in Film Studies from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Film studies program with a concentration in French. He is interested in “extreme” European cinemas and in their politics of excess, as well as in transgeneric modes of horror. His dissertation mobilizes the writings of Louis-Ferdinand Céline …

Stephen M. Norris

Stephen M. Norris is Professor of History and Interim Director of the Havighurst Center of Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University (OH).  He is the author of A War of Images:  Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity, 1812-1945(2006) and Blockbuster History in the New Russia:  Movies, Memory, Patriotism (2012).  He is the co-editor of three other books, including Insiders and Outsiders …

Lucy Fischer

Lucy Fischer is a Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she directed the Film Studies Program for thirty years.  She is the author of twelve books: Jacques Tati (1983), Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women’s Cinema (1989), Imitation of Life (1991), Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre (1996), Sunrise (1998), Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema and the Female Form (2003), Stars: The Film Reader (2004), American Cinema of the 1920s: …

Trevor Wilson

Trevor Wilson is a PhD candidate in Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently working on his dissertation on Alexandre Kojève and Russian philosophy in France in the 1920s-1930s. Other research includes Orthodox theology, Marxist theory, post-socialist culture, and theories of modernism.

Denis Gorelov

Denis Gorelov is currently working with the editors of the forthcoming encyclopedia Russian Cinema from the Silents to the Present Day (to be published by Seans). He was the curator of Komsomol’skaia Pravda’s series on great Soviet films, for which he also contributed 24 books. In addition to co-writing scripts for the television series Namedni—1961-1991, he wrote the screenplay for …

Andrew Nitz

Andrew Nitz is an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh completing a major in Russian Studies with a minor in Computer Science and a certificate in Russian and East European Studies. He additionally studies Turkish and Spanish, and intends to work in interpreting.

Dasha Ezerova

Dasha Ezerova is a PhD candidate in the Slavic Department at Yale University. She holds a Specialist degree in Translation and American Studies from Moscow State University. Her research interests span a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on Post-Soviet film and fiction, the cinema of Aleksei Balabanov, the 1990s, and contemporary popular culture in Russia. She is …

Larisa Maliukova

Larisa Maliukova is a leading Russian film critic, scriptwriter, and publicist.  She graduated from the State Academy of Theater Arts in 1980.  She received her Doctor of Philosophy in 1985 (with a thesis on the interaction of arts: theatre and cinema). Her articles have appeared in Novaya Gazetta, Iskusstvo kino, Seans, Teatr, Sovetskii fil’m, Sovetskii ekran.  Her book Beyond/Cinema, the first systematic study of modern Russian animation, …

Zhanna Budenkova

Zhanna Budenkova is a PhD student in Film Studies and Slavic at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her MA from Ruhr-Universität in Germany. Her research interests cover early Soviet cinema and science fiction films in the USSR. She is also working on the topic of body politics in Russian protest art. Her professional background includes journalism and involvement with …

Petre Petrov

Petre Petrov holds a PhD from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh (2006), where he participated regularly in the organization of the Russian Film Symposium. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research relates to Stalinist culture and ideology in the context of European aesthetic …