FLL Faculty Fall 2016
Justin Wilmes, 2015

Justin Wilmes

Assistant Professor
252-328-6045 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
Bate 3310 (office)
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


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BA Russian / BS Computer Science, Miami University (Ohio)
MA Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University
PhD Slavic and East European Languages & Literatures, The Ohio State University

Areas of Interest

Post-Soviet Cinema and Culture
19th-century Russian Literature and Drama
19th and 20th century Polish Culture
Cultural Studies, Identity Construction, Nationhood and Memory Studies

Courses Taught

RUSS 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004: Russian Language
RUSS 3230: Contemporary Russian Film
RUSI 4500: Senior Capstone: The Fantastic in Russian Literature
FORL 2220: Sci-Fi: East and West
GLST 1000: Intro to Global Studies

Academic Publications

  • “Beyond Representation: Affective Language and Performance in Ivan Vyrypaev’s ‘Delhi Dance’ (2012) and ‘Unbearably Long Embraces’ (2015),” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (under review)
  • “My Joy (Dir. Sergei Loznitsa, 2010),” Russian Cinema Reader, Volume Three (2005-2015), ed. Rimgaila Salys (in press)
  • “From Tikhie to Gromkie: The Discursive Strategies of the Putin-era Auteurs.” Russian Literature (guest ed. Mark Lipovetsky and Klavdia Smola) (in press) 
  • “Dramatizing Dualism: The Use of the Literary Double in Prus’s The Doll.” The Polish Review (Vol. 62.4, 2017, p. 3-20)
  • Translation of Maciej Miłkowski’s short story “The Week of German Cinema,” New England Review (Vol. 37, No. 4, December 2016). Translation was performed by students at Middlebury College for “NER Out Loud” on February 24, 2017.     
  • "National Identity (De)Construction in Recent Independent Cinema: Kirill Serebrennikov's Yuri's Day and Sergei Loznitsa's My Joy," Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Vol. 8:3, November, 2014, pp. 218-232)
  • "In Between and Beyond: Hybrid Genre and Multicultural Perspective in Sergei Dvortsevoi's Tulpan." Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (Vol. 26, 2012, pp. 77-97)
  • "Anticipating Chekhov: Tragicomic Elements in Griboedov's Woe from Wit," The Pushkin Review (Vol. 15, 2012, pp. 125-142

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