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Benjamin Sutcliffe

Professor of Russian, Department of German, Russian, Asian, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Miami University, Oxford, OH

PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

PhD Certificate in Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

BA, English Literature, Reed College, 1996

Awards

Summer 2017. Summer Research Appointment, Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University.

Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2010. Commendation for Influence on Students, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Miami University.

Summer 2014. American Councils for International Education (ACIE) Title VIII Research Scholar Award for research in Moscow.

Summer 2012. Summer Research Appointment, Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University.

ll 2011. Assigned Research Appointment (paid research leave). Miami University.

mer 2011. Philip and Elaina Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives, Miami University.

Courses Taught

Russian Literature from Pushkin to Dostoevskii

Russian Literature from Tolstoi to Nabokov

Russian Literature from Pasternak to the Present

Russian Folklore

All levels of Russian language

Also advised honors theses, served on MA thesis committees, and serving as outside reader on a PhD dissertation (University of Michigan)

Publications

“Trifonov’s Turkmenia: Optimism, Despair, and the Intelligentsia.” In Orient in Literature, Literature of the Orient. Eds. Adam Bednarczyk, Magdalena Kubarek, Maciej Szatkowski. Wilmington: Vernon Press, Forthcoming.

“The Thin Present of Trifonov’s Thaw: Time in Slaking the Thirst.” Australian Slavonic and East European Studies. Forthcoming.

“Cake, Cabbage, and the Morality of Consumption in Iurii Trifonov’s House on the Embankment.” In Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life. Eds. A. Brintlinger, A. Lakhtikova, and I. Glushchenko. Bloomington: Indiana U Press, 2018.

Ludmila Ulitskaya's Art of Tolerance, coauthored with Elizabeth Skomp. (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015)

"Secular Victims, Religious Aggressors: Liudmila Ulitskaia’s Muslims, Radical Islam, and the Russian Intelligentsia.” The Russian Review 74 (2015).

“ ‘Pravdy ne khvataet: Obitel’ Z. Prilepina: dokumental’nost’ i roman vospitaniia” [The Truth is Not Enough: Zakhar Prilepin’s Monastery, Documentation and the Bildungsroman]. Slovo. Journal of Slavic Languages, Literatures and Culture 55 (2015).

The Prose of Life: Russian Women Writers from Khrushchev to Putin. (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009)

“Everyday Life and the Ties that Bind in Liudmila Ulitskaia’s Medea and Her Children.” In Everyday Life in Russia: Subjectivities, Perspectives, and Lived Experience. Eds. David Ransel, Mary Cavender, Karen Petrone, Choi Chatterjee. Bloomington: Indiana

Research Interests

Contemporary Russian literature

The Russian novel

Russian folklore

Russian language

Studies of everyday life

Employment Since Graduation

Professor of Russian, Department of German, Russian, Asian & Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2016-present

Associate Professor of Russian, Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Dissertation Title and Year

Russian Women Writers and the Emergence of Feminist Approaches to Literature, 2004