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Alex Averbuch
PhD Student

Email: alex.averbuch@mail.utoronto.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Russian and Ukrainian Modernisms; 18th century Russian Literature and its reception in the 19th and 20th centuries and contemporary literature; 17th century Russian Literature; Jewish Studies; Contemporary Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew Literature; Translation.


EDUCATION
Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures & Jewish Studies, the University of Toronto, 2015- present

M.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - German, Russian & East European Studies - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2014

B.A. - Hebrew Literature, Comparative Literature and Communication - Tel Aviv University, 2011


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Second Language Teaching Certificate Program, University of Toronto, 2015


PUBLICATIONS 
“Pasternak i Derzhavin: poetika byta,” Russian Literature, 85 (2016): 1-22.

“Neizvestnye stikhotvoreniia Vasiliia Rubana”, forthcoming (2017).


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION – PRESENTER 
“Poetry as Self-Promotion: the Author and his Patrons in Vasilii Ruban's Manusctipts”, X International Conference of the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, Strasbourg, 6 July 2018.

"Orientalism and Homoeroticism in Ukrainian Modernist Poetry: Ahatanhel Kryms'kyi in Lebanon", AATSEEL, Washington, DC, February 2018.

“Poetic Memory and Anti-Memory: Vasilii Kapnist in Gali-Dana Singer’s Poetry”, ASEEES, Chicago, 9 November 2017.

“Poetry as Currency: Economic Relationships in 18 Century Russian Literature”, Canadian Association of Slavists, Toronto, 28 May 2017.

“Exploration of the everyday in the works of Pasternak and Derzhavin”, AATSEEL, San Francisco, February 2017.

“Jews here, Jews there: Jewish theme in Derzhavin’s public writings and poetry”, ASEEES, Washington DC, 20 November 2016.

“Between Ukrainianess and Imperiality: The Case of Vasilii Ruban (1742-1795)”, Identity and Cooperation, International Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies, the University of Toronto, Toronto, 16 April 2016.


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION – DISCUSSANT
“Capturing the Muse: Inspiration and Authority in Eighteenth ‑ Century Russian Culture,” AATSEEL, Washington, DC, February 2018.

“The Literature of Facts: a Documentary Approach in Contemporary Russian Literature”, Canadian Association of Slavists, Toronto, 27 May 2017.


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION – PANEL, ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER
"Colonial Fantasies: Sexuality, Orientalism, and Travel in Ukrainian and Russian Modernism", AATSEEL, Washington, DC, February 2018.

“Capturing the Muse: Inspiration and Authority in Eighteenth ‑ Century Russian Culture,” AATSEEL, Washington, DC, February 2018.

“Thinking Eighteenth Century: Between Repulsion and Attraction”, ASEEES, Chicago, 9 November 2017.

“Breaking the Sequence: the Links between 18th and 21th Centuries in Russian Literature”, ASEEES, Chicago, 9 November 2017.

“Commodified Inspiration: Writing for Hire in the 18th Century Russian Literature”, Canadian Association of Slavists, Toronto, 28 May 2017.

“The Literature of Facts: a Documentary Approach in Contemporary Russian Literature”, Canadian Association of Slavists, Toronto, 27 May 2017.

“Over a hundred years' abyss: links between 18th and 20th centuries in Russian literature”, AATSEEL, San Francisco, February 2017.


LANGUAGES
Russian
Ukrainian
Hebrew
English
German
French


SERVICE
Organizer of the International Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies “Identity and Cooperation”, the University of Toronto, 15-16 April 2016.

President of the Association of Slavic Graduate Students, University of Toronto (2016-present)


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)

Canadian Association for Ukrainian Studies (CAUS)

The Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia (SGECR)


ORIGINAL CREATIVE WRITING


POETRY BOOKS
Vstrechnyi svet . Moskva: ARGO-RISK, 2009.

Svidetel ' stvo chetvertogo litsa . Moskva: NLO, 2017.

 
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