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Alexander Prokhorov

Associate Professor, College of William and Mary

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Slavic Languages & Literatures, 2002.

Ph.D. Certificate (Cultural Studies), 2002

Ph.D. Certificate (Film Studies), 2002

M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Slavic Languages & Literatures, 1994

B.A., Moscow State University. Double Major in Applied Linguistics and English, 1987.

Awards

2012 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence

2008 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, College of William and Mary

2008 Alumni Fellowship Award, College of William and Mary

Faculty Honor Roll, Student Government Board Award for Outstanding Service to Students at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh.

Letter of Commendation from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for Outstanding Work with Students, University of Pittsburgh.

Courses Taught

Dostoevsky's Major Novels

Introduction to Women's Studies

Russian Cinema: "The Most Important Art"

Russian Media Culture

World Cinema before Television

Publications

“She Defends His Motherland: The Myth of Mother Russia in Soviet Maternal Melodrama of the 1940s.” Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War. Ed. Yana Hashamova. Budapest: Central European UP, 2012.

“Public Sphere: Film Studies and Civil Society”. Iskusstvo kino/Art of Cinema 4(2011): 56-60.

“From the Red Screen to the Multiplex [Russia].” Senses of Cinema 58 (2011) (co-authored with Elena Prokhorova) http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2011/feature-articles/senses-of-cinema-going-brief-reports-on-going-to-the-movies-around-the-world/

“The Myth of the “Great Family” in Marlen Khutsiev’s Lenin’s Guard and Mark Osep’ian’s Three Days of Viktor Chernyshev.” Eds. Helena Goscilo and Yana Hashamova. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2010. 29-50.

“Three Buratinos: The Evolution of the Soviet Film Hero.” The Club of Small Media Heroes. Eds. Maria Mayofis, Ilya Kikulin, Mark Lipovetsky. Moscow: New Literary Review (NLO), 2008. 153-180.

Springtime for Soviet Cinema: Re/Viewing the Sixties. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Film Symposium, 2001.

Research Interests

Contemporary Russian cinema

Film Studies

Cultural Studies

Gender Studies

Employment Since Graduation

2008-to the present Associate Professor, College of William and Mary

2002-2008 Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary

Dissertation Title and Year

Inherited Discourse: Stalinist Tropes in Thaw Culture, 2002