Talks

UPCOMING TALKS

“What’s Straight about Russian Queer Theater Now? Fabulations of Homosexuality under Putin and Their Discontents,” Queer Representation: Pasts, Presents, Futures (May 11–14, 2021), Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, U of Edinburgh, UK

“Bridging the Arts: Queer Performances in Russian Literature, Theater, Music, and Popular Culture,” roundtable speaker at the ICCEES 10th World Congress (Aug 3–8, 2021), Montreal, Canada

“Families Rise and Fall While Gays March Elsewhere: Prides as Heterotopias in Russian and Ukrainian Contemporary Drama,” paper in the panel “Queer Spaces: Post-Soviet Media and Performing Arts” at the ICCEES 10th World Congress (Aug 3–8, 2021), Montreal, Canada

“Diversity of Silences / Horizons of the Possible in Slavic Studies,” roundtable speaker at the ASEEES 2021 (Nov 18–21, 2021), New Orleans, LA

“Whose Epidemic? ‘Viral Dramaturgies’ of HIV/AIDS in Russian Theater and Drama,” paper at the panel “HIV/AIDS in Post-Soviet Culture and Social Life” at the ASEEES 2021 (Nov 18–21, 2021), New Orleans, LA

PAST TALKS (selection, going back 3 years)

“Between Kazakhstan and Sweden: Queer Time and Space of Belonging and Migranthood in Facebook Stories Performed on an Almaty Stage,” paper at the panel “Digital Lives of Diasporic Queer Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Negotiating Solidarity and Belonging across Platforms, Borders, and Languages,” Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday (Apr 2021), Utrecht U, NL

“The Plasticity of Somatext: The Maailmanloppu Theatre and a Cyberfeminist Take on Literature-Centricity,” paper at the panel “Plasticity of Bodies and Texts: New Voices in Contemporary Russian Drama and Performance,” MLA 2021 (Jan 7–10), Toronto, Canada

“Making Love to the Listener’s Ears, or Cybereroticism in Contemporary Russian Theater Criticism,” paper at the panel “Staging (un)obvious sexualities in contemporary Russian culture,” ASEEES 2020 (Nov 5–8), Washington, DC, USA

“People on the Edge: Expressing Anxiety in Russian and Soviet History and Culture,” roundtable speaker at the ASEEES 2020 (Nov 5–8), Washington, DC, USA

“Russian & Soviet Temporalities: Beliefs About Time,” roundtable speaker at the ASEEES 2019 (Nov 23–26), San Francisco, CA, USA

“‘Here’s My Message for Marusia, ‘Pussy Cannot Be with Pussy’’: A Queer Dystopia of the Russian Retrofuture in the Moscow Staging of Zarnitsa,” paper at the panel “Within and Beyond Time: Queer Temporalities in Literatures and Performing Arts of Eastern Europe,” ASEEES 2019 (Nov 23–26), San Francisco, CA, USA

“Der Anti-Triumph der Norm: Queere Interventionen in der Moskauer Aufführung von Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno,” conference “Norm(alis)ierte Sexualitäten – eine herrschaftskritische Analyse. Fokus Osteuropa” (Jul 12, 2019), Berlin, Germany

“Q*ASEEES 1: Queer Representations and Creations: Subversive Motifs in Theater, Literature, and Digital Media,” roundtable speaker at the ASEEES/MAG 2019 Summer Convention (Jun 12–14), Zagreb, Croatia

“Mediating Sexualities 2: The Queer in Russian Culture,” roundtable speaker at the BASEES 2019 (Apr 12–14), Cambridge, UK

“Queer Anniversaries: 150 Years of Homosexuality, 25 Years of Queering ASEEES,” roundtable speaker at the ASEEES 2018 (Dec 6–9), Boston, MA, USA

All Shades of Blue: Coming Out in Contemporary Russian Drama,” paper at the panel “Q*ASEEES 1: Queer Sexualities in Contemporary Russia,” ASEEES 2018 (Dec 6–9), Boston, MA, USA

“Out of the Closet—Onto the Stage: Queer Theater in Putin’s Russia,” CenAr Symposium for Odd Research (Nov 2–3, 2018), Prague, Czech Republic

“‘If a Cutie, Then Always Misha’: Evgenii Kharitonov’s Queer Masculinities,” conference “Go East! LGBTQ+ Literature in Eastern Europe” (Oct 25–26, 2018), Ljubljana, Slovenia

“Queerunet? Digital Lives of the ‘Outlawed’ Aesthetics,” SPIM-Kolloquiumcolloquium of the universities of Salzburg, Passau, Innsbruck, and Munich (Apr 27, 2018) Passau, Germany