Department ofGermanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

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Yuliya V. Ladygina

Yuliya V. Ladygina

Helena Rubinstein University Endowed Fellow in the Humanities, 2021-2023
Assistant Professor of Slavic and Global and International Studies

242 Burrowes Building

Education:

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego || Comparative Literature, 2013
M.A., T.H. Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine || German Philology, 2001
B.A., T.H. Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine || German Philology, 2000
Yuliya V. Ladygina Headshot

Biography:

Yuliya V. Ladygina’s research in Eastern European literatures and cultures focuses on questions of cultural memory and cultural exchange. She is the author of Bridging East and West: Ol’ha Kobylians’ka, Ukraine’s Pioneering Modernist (University of Toronto Press, 2019), and she is currently working on her second book project, The Reel Story of the EuroMaidan and Russia’s War on Ukraine, which examines the post-2014 cycle of Ukrainian war films and their perspective on the hybrid nature of modern war and its mediatization. Her articles on related subjects appeared in Harvard Ukrainian StudiesEast/West: Journal of Ukrainian StudiesEast European Jewish Affairs, and Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. Before joining Penn State, Ladygina was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Williams College, and a Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian and Humanities at The University of the South (Sewanee), where she taught courses on Russian and comparative literature, film, rhetorical writing, Russian language, and the 19th- and 20th-century European and Russian intellectual history. At Sewanee, she also served as a director of the Sewanee Summer in Russia Program.

Recent Publications:

Books

Book Cover

  • The Reel Story of the EuroMaidan and Russia’s War on Ukraine, work in progress
  • Bridging East and West: Ol’ha Kobylians’ka, Ukraine’s Pioneering Modernist, Toronto University Press, 2019

Editing

  • “Focus on Ukraine,” co-edited with Olga Blackledge, Vincent Bohlinger, and Josh First, special forum in KinoKultura, no. 77 (2022)

Articles

  • “Hauntology, Macabre, Ruins, and a Promise of a Brighter Future in Valentyn Vasianovych’s Atlantis (2019),” work in progress
  • “The Past and Its Presence: A Study of Multidirectional Memory in Akhtem Seitablaiev’s 87 Children,” East European Jewish Affairs, vol. 52, no. 1 (2022), forthcoming
  • “Cyborgs vs. Vatniks: Hybridity, Weaponized Information, and Mediatized Reality in Recent Ukrainian War Films,” East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, vol. 9, no.1 (2022)
  • “The Early German Text of Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s First Novel, The Princess: Transcription, Translation, Analysis,” Harvard Ukrainian Studies, volume 36, issues 1-2, 2019
  • “Beyond the Trenches: Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s Writings of the First World War,” East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, volume 3, 2015
  • “Vasylka” by Ol’ha Kobylians’ka (translated from the Ukrainian), Ukrainian Literature: A Journal of Translations, volume 4, 2014
  • “Nikita Mikhalkov’s Cinematic Verdict on Contemporary Russia,” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, issue 11.4, 2011

Interview

  • “Interview with Sergei Loznitsa: Conversations on Cinema and War” (interviewed in and translated from Russian), KinoKultura, no. 77 (2022)