Ana Berdinskikh

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Dissertation: “Wireless Transmissions: Early Russian Radio and Modernist Poetics”


Research Interests: 20th century Russian and Soviet literature; critical theory; media technologies and cultural production; sound studies; travel writing.




M.Phil. (2019) Yale University, Slavic Languages and Literatures
                         Minor Field: Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Literature and Culture


M.A. (2012) University College London, Comparative Literature


Hons. B.A. (2011) University of Toronto, English Literature


Recent Conference Presentations


“Blockade Airwaves: the Poetry and Performance of Olga Bergholz,” AATSEEL Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2019.


“Hearing Through the Ether: The Occult Origins of Early Russian Radio Practices,” ASEEES Conference, Boston, MA, December 2018.


“Gagra in the Literary Imagination: A Study of Fazil Iskander’s Sandro of Chegem,” Asia in the Russian Imagination Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2018.


“The National Mythopoesis of Viktor Vasnetsov,” AATSEEL Conference, Washington, DC, February 2018.


“Thrilling Plots and Cinematic Devices: Marietta Shaginian and the “Red Pinkerton” Novels,” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies, Urbana, IL, April 2017.

Grants and Honors

2018–2020      European Studies Council Graduate Fellow, Yale University

2019               Russian Studies Program Dissertation Grant, Yale University

2019               MacMillan Center International Conference Travel Grant, Yale University

2018–2019      Walter G. Preston Jr. Fund Fellowship, Yale University

2018–2019      Macmillan Center International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Yale University

2018               European Studies Council Conference Travel Award, Yale University

2018               MacMillan Center International Conference Travel Grant, Yale University

2016               Dorris Hastings International Distinguished Engagement Award, Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University

2015–2017      Richard J. Franke Fellowship, Yale University

2008               University of Toronto Excellence Award in Social Sciences and Humanities