FLL Faculty Fall 2016
Justin Wilmes, 2015

Justin Wilmes

Assistant Professor
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Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353



Russian Studies
Academia.edu Page


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
ECU Study Abroad program "White Nights in St. Petersburg: Past and Present" (2017-2019)

Academic Publications

  • Empire Reloaded: Sacred Power in a Postmodern Era” for Cinemasaurus anthology, ed. Nancy Condee (forthcoming)
  • "'Stability Amidst Chaos': Affective Language and Performance in Ivan Vyrypaev’s ‘Delhi Dance’ (2012) and ‘Unbearably Long Embraces’ (2015),” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Vol. 12:3, August 2018)
  • “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) (Vols. 96-98, Feb-May, 2018, p. 297-327) 
  • “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. http://www.nereview.com/ner-out-loud/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


  • Co-Editor of Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media
  • Guest Editor for Cluster “Ivan Vyrypaev: Between Cinema and Theatre” (Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Aug 2018) 
  • Guest Editor for Cluster “Women and Tech in the Post-Soviet Context: Intelligence, Creativity, Trangression” (with Saara Ratilainen and Marielle Wijermars for Digital Icons, forthcoming)

Book and Film Reviews

  • "Film Review: 'Selfie' (Khomeriki, 2017)." KinoKultura No. 61 (2018). http://www.kinokultura.com/2018/61r-selfie.shtml
  • "In Memoriam: Three 2016 Documentaries about Boris Nemtsov." The New Contemporary: Notes from the Havighurst Center, 2017. https://blogs.miamioh.edu/havighurst/2017/03/14/in-memoriam-three-2016-documentaries-about-boris-nemtsov/
  • "Film Review: 'I Know How to Knit' (Stepanova, 2016)." KinoKultura No. 56 (2017). http://www.kinokultura.com/2017/56r-umeyu-vyazat.shtml
  • "Book Review: 'Networked Affect' by Hillis, et al. (2015)." Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (2016). http://www.digitalicons.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/DI_14_BR_7_Wilmes.pdf
  • Film Review - "Brother Dejan" (Bakuradze, 2015) - KinoKultura No. 52 (2016). http://www.kinokultura.com/2016/52r-dejan.shtml

Awards and Grants

Start-up Research Grant, East Carolina University (2015)
Diploma for Best Postgraduate Article, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (2014)
OSU Presidential Fellowship (November, 2013)

Polish Studies Initiative Research Grant, OSU Slavic Dept. (2013)
Finalist for OSU College of Arts & Science Graduate Teacher of the Year (2013)

University Fellowship, OSU (2008-2009)
Fulbright Scholar, Novosibirsk, Russia (2007-2008)

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