Lilya Kaganovsky is Assistant Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois. Her major interests include Soviet and post-Soviet cinema; film and critical theory; gender studies; and studies in the novel. Her book, How the Soviet Man Was Unmade (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008) focuses on the construction of masculinity in Stalinist culture. Other recent publications include: "The Voice of Technology and the End of Soviet Silent Film: Grigorii Kozintsev and Leonid Trauber's Alone" in Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 1.3; "Men Wanted: Female Masculinity in Sergei Livnev's Hammer and Sickle" in the Slavic and East European Journal 51. 2; and "Solaris and the White, White Screen" in The Russian Visual Documents Reader (ed. Joan Neuberger and Valerie Kivelson, Yale UP, 2008). She is currently working on Soviet cinema's transition to sound, 1928-1932.