The Slavic Department is very pleased to announce that Nariman Skakov will join us as Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, effective July 1, 2020.
Professor Skakov’s scholarship and teaching will enrich the Department’s work in Russian literature, especially in modernism and postmodernism, film studies, literary and visual studies, literature and science, and cultural theories. He comes to us from Stanford University, and he holds degrees from Oxford University and the Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Construction.
He is the author of The Cinema of Tarkovsky: Labyrinths of Space and Time (2012), editor of clusters of articles about Platonov’s Turkmenia and Dmitry Prigov for leading journals in the field, and author of many more articles besides. He is just completing a major new monograph, Reorientalism: From Avant-Garde to National Form.
In 2020-21, Professor Skakov will teach a Freshman Seminar: What is Avant-Garde? along with three courses in the Slavic Department:
Slavic 127: Hacking Russia: Technological Dreams and Nightmares of Russian Culture
Slavic 261: Moscow Conceptualism
Slavic 133: Russian Modernist Prose
We look forward to all he will add to our community!