Irina Denischenko

Adjunct Lecturer

Irina is a Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic and Comparative Literature, currently teaching 4th-year Russian at Barnard. In the past, she has taught Russian language courses (from beginning to advanced), elementary Czech, as well as comparative literature courses (Apocalypticism in Russian Literature, Fairy Tales Reloaded, and the Archive and the Creative Writer). 

Selected Publications
 Peer-reviewed articles:
• “Beyond Reification: Mikhail Bakhtin’s Critique of Violence in Cognition and Representation." Slavic and Eastern European Journal 61.2 (2017): 255-77.
• “Photopoetry. Czech Poetism and the Photographic Index,” in Beyond Given Knowledge. European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies Vol. 5 (De Gruyter, forthcoming).
 
Edited forum:
• (with Alexander Spektor), "The Dark and Radiant Bakhtin. Wartime Notes." Slavic and Eastern European Journal 61.2 (2017): 188-310.
 
Translations:
• (with Alexander Spektor, from Russian) Mikhail Bakhtin’s “Rhetoric to the Extent That It Lies,” “A Person at the Mirror,” and “On Questions of Self-Consciousness and Self-Evaluation.” Slavic and Eastern European Journal 61.2 (2017).
• (with Bradley Gorski, from Hungarian) László Moholy-Nagy’s “Metropolis Dynamics” in Words Without Borders (Nov 2016).
• (with Bradley Gorski, from Russian) Art film Mayakovsky Forever, The State Museum of Literature, Moscow, Russia (Mar 2014).
 
Works in Progress:
• Selected Writings of Mikhail Bakhtin in the series The Critical Canon (Academic Studies Press, forthcoming)
Avant-Garde Poetics of Language in Central and Eastern Europe, 1908-1930 (book manuscript in preparation)
• “The Rise of Hungarian Photomontage in the 1920s and the 1930s” (article in preparation)
 
Academic Focus
• Russian, Central and Eastern European literature (20th – 21st c.)
• Comparative literature and methodology
• Literary theory
• Visual culture 
• Print culture & artists’ books 
• Posthumanism
 
Education
Columbia University
Ph.D., Slavic and Comparative Literature, expected Spring 2018
M.Phil., Slavic and Comparative Literature, Fall 2013 
M.A., Slavic and Comparative Literature, Spring 2012 
 
Central European University
M.A., History, Spring 2008
 
Stanford University

B.A., Comparative Literature, Spring 2007

Contact: 

226-C Milbank
imd2110@columbia.edu
Tu 4:00-6:00pm & by appointment

Department: 
Education: 

Columbia University
Ph.D., Slavic and Comparative Literature, expected Spring 2018
M.Phil., Slavic and Comparative Literature, Fall 2013
M.A., Slavic and Comparative Literature, Spring 2012 

Central European University
M.A., History, Spring 2008

Stanford University
B.A., Comparative Literature, Spring 2007