The UW Slavic Languages and Literatures department is pleased to announce that Sasha Senderovich will be joining the ranks of our faculty in Autumn 2017. His appointment will be split between the Slavic Department and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.
Before joining the University of Washington, Sasha was an Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies at Lafayette College, and the Aresty Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He has taught courses on Soviet and Russian cinema, culture, and literature; the Russian Jewish Experience; modern Jewish literature and culture; the experience of migration and exile; and the city in literature and culture. He earned his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2010 from Harvard University. More information can be found on his website.
This Fall he will be teaching our Russian Cinema class RUSS 223 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm. This will be added to the times schedule shortly. A course description is listed below
From the early years of the Soviet avant-garde to the post-Stalinist era of covert critique, Russian film offers an intriguing perspective on Russian life, politics, and the art of film. We will explore the pioneering cinema of Eisenstein and Vertov; the Hollywood-modeled propaganda films of the 1930s; the representation of World War II in Soviet cinema; the aesthetic and moral quests of post-Stalinist filmmakers like Tarkovsky and Muratova; the comedies of the late Socialism; and the new directions in contemporary cinema in the age of Putin. English subtitles.