Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Visiting Scholars

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Marianna Novosolova

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Anna Seidel

Marianna Novosolova

Marianna Novosolova, M. A. is a Research Associate at the Institute for Slavic studies at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). Her research interests are carried out within the framework of cultural linguistics and devoted to various aspects of discourse studies. She works on her PhD thesis on scandal discourses under the supervision of Professor Dr. Holger Kuße and is involved in several international research projects: “Cultural Linguistics. Values, Discourses and their linguistic Representations” (TU Dresden – Kazan Federal University, Russia, 2015-2016); “Ukrainian Identity: The Self and the Other in the Context of Ukrainian Diaspora” (TU Dresden – University of Alberta, 2016-2017); “Aggression and Argumentation: Conflict Discourses and their Linguistic Negotiation” (TU Dresden – Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia – Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, Ukraine, 2016-2019); “Language Contact and Language Policy in the Different Culture Areas” (TU Dresden – Stockholm University, Sweden). Marianna Novosolova is a member of German scientific circle „JungslavistInnen“ and of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES).


In October and November 2018, Marianna Novosolova will be on her third research stay at the University of Alberta, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by Graduate Academy of TU Dresden. Within the cooperation between the research groups lead by Prof. Dr. Holger Kuße (TU Dresden) and Prof. Dr. Alla Nedashklivska (University of Alberta), Marianna Novosolova is working on the project “Vitality of the Ukrainian Identity on the Imagined Language and Cultural Borderlands”. During her stay, Marianna Novosolova is planning to begin collecting data and carry out her preliminary analysis on the project.

DAAD Visiting Researcher - Anna Seidel

Anna Seidel is a visiting researcher from the University of Münster, Germany. She is currently working on her PhD thesis on pop manifestos supervised by Prof. Moritz Baßler (University of Münster) and Prof. Carrie Smith (University of Alberta). It is her second stay at the University of Alberta funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Anna will be our guest at MLCS until July 31st.
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Dr. Tatiana Saburova

Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship - Dr. Tatiana Saburova

Dr. Tatiana Saburova is a Senior Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta this (2018-19) academic year. She was a Visiting Professor at Indiana University in 2015-2017 and will be teaching at the Department of History in Indiana University next academic year.

Her first book (in Russian) was on the social and cultural representations of Russian intellectuals (Mythologies of the Russian Intellectual World: Socio-Cultural Representations of the Russian Intelligentsia in the Nineteenth Century, 2005). The second book (in Russian) Friendship, Family, Revolution: Nikolai Charushin and the Populist Generation of the 1870s, 2016) was co-authored with Ben Eklof (Indiana University) and published in Moscow in 2016, and its English language version A Generation of Revolutionaries. Nikolai Charushin and Russian Populism from the Great Reforms to Perestroika was published by Indiana University Press in 2017.

Tatiana was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Indiana University (2011), DAAD visiting scholar at Freiburg University (2010), a visiting scholar at Tüebingen University (2013) and Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich (2016).

She is a member of International Auto/Biography Association (Europe), Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and she is an editorial board member of “AvtobiografiЯ,” Journal of Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture (Padua University)

Her research deals with history of the Russian intelligentsia, history of generations and social memory, life writing and Russian auto/biography from the late 18th to the early-20th century, and recently with history of photography in Imperial and Soviet Russia.

Dr. Saburova is also working with Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University on building a Siberian Collaborative Research Network website which will act as a hub for research, teaching and communication and will be a part of Siberian Studies at Indiana University.

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Dr. Paulo Andrade

Brazilian Visiting Scholar - Dr. Paulo Andrade

Dr. Paulo Andrade, a professor in the Department of Literature at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP / Araraquara), Brazil, is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. His residency in MLCS will be from May 1 - Aug 1, 2018.

Hosted by Professor Odile Cisneros, Dr. Andrade is researching parallel features in the work of Afro-Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke (1960-) and Afro-Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão (1953-). His aim is to analyze the techniques and formal features (themes, motifs, rhythm, language, and images) of both poets in order to uncover the dialogue that their poetry establishes with topics related to the black diaspora.

At this stage in his visit to the University of Alberta, Dr. Andrade is doing a bibliographical research at Rutherford Library to compile primary and secondary sources on Clarke and on poetics, since many of these materials are not available in Brazil.

Dr. Andrade’s research performs a critical-analytical reading  of the poetic production of Salgado Maranhão and George Elliott Clarke using a theoretical framework that explores issues related to the African diaspora and cultural identity. Dr. Andrade’s research is funded by FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Foundation.