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Elena Prokhorova

Associate Professor, College of William and Mary

PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2003

MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1996

Courses Taught

Russian Media Culture

World Cinema Before TV

Dostoevsky's Major Novels

History of Russian Cinema

Elementary through Advanced Russian Language

Publications

• “Glamorously (post) Soviet: Reading Yo soy Betty, la fea in Russia.” TV's Betty Goes Global: From Telenovela to International Brand. Eds. Janet McCabe and Kim Akass. London and NY: I.B.Tauris, 2013. 206-221.

• “Gender(ed) Games: Romance, Slapstick, and Ideology in the Polish Television Series Four Tank Men and a Dog.” Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War. Eds. Helena Goscilo and Yana Hashamova. Budapest: Central European UP, 2012.

• ‘”From the Red Screen to the Multiplex” (co-authored with Alexander Prokhorov). In “ Senses of Cinema-Going: Brief Reports on Going to the Movies Around the World.” Eds. Arthur Knight, Clara Pafort-Overduin, and Deb Verhoeven. Senses of Cinema Issue 58; http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2011/feature-articles/senses-of-cinema-going-brief-reports-on-going-to-the-movies-around-the-world/

• “Belorussia Station.” Noev kovcheg russkogo kino: ot “Sten’ki Razina” do “Stiliag.” (The Noah’s Arc of Russian Cinema). Eds. Ekaterina Vassilieva and Nikita Braguinski. Moscow: Globus-Press, 2011. 281-286.

• “Flushing Out the Soviet: Common Places, Global Genres and Modernization in Russian Television Serial Productions.” Russian Journal of Communication Vol. 3 Nos. 3/4 (Summer/Fall 2010): 185-204.

Research Interests

Soviet and post-Soviet television, film, and literature

Media theory

Cultural studies

Employment Since Graduation

Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, The College of William and Mary 2012-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, The College of William and Mary, 2008-2012

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, The College of William and Mary, 2006-2008

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Universiity of Richmond, 2005-2006

Visiting Instructor, Department of Modern Languages, The College of William and Mary, 2003-2005

Dissertation Title and Year

"Fragmented Mythologies: Soviet TV Mini-Series of the 1970s," 2003