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Plagmann, Natalia

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Research

research overview

  • In my research, I explore post-Soviet Russian documentary across such media as film, theater, and literature. I focus on contemporary theatrical productions and films from the 1990s-2010s and track the development of a diverse range of themes, ideas, images, and narratives deployed by several generations of artists working with documents in Russia. In my scholarship, I have assembled and operate with a conceptual toolbox provided by media and performance studies, as well as film and visual studies as interdisciplinary fields. More broadly, I am interested in Russian and Soviet cinema and theater, and in experimental performance and media forms (mediatized theater, performance-lecture, VR performance, etc.) from the 1950s onwards.

keywords

  • Theater and Performance Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies

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Teaching

courses taught

  • RUSS 2010 - Second-Year Russian 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Review and continuation of basic skills learned in the first year: reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension. Department enforced prerequisite: RUSS 1020 or RUSS 1050 (minimum grade C-).
  • RUSS 2020 - Second-Year Russian 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Continuation of RUSS 2010. Department enforced prerequisite: RUSS 2010 (minimum grade C-).
  • RUSS 3010 - Third-Year Russian 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Review of Russian grammar coordinated with reading, speaking, writing and understanding modern Russian. Uses some texts from modern Russian literature. Department enforced prerequisite: RUSS 2020 (minimum grade C-).
  • RUSS 3020 - Third-Year Russian II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Continuation of RUSS 3010. Department enforced prerequisite: RUSS 3010 (minimum grade C-).
  • RUSS 3241 - Red Star Trek: Russian Science Fiction Between Utopia and Dystopia
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Examines Russo-Soviet science fiction in literature and film. Within this popular genre, writers conceive and criticize social utopias, thus creating works situated between the poles of utopia and dystopia. Through discussions of Soviet and post-Soviet science fiction the course introduces a Russo-Soviet "alternative modernity" and studies its historical development. All readings are in English. Taught in English.
  • RUSS 4850 - Russian Film and Society (taught in Russian)
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Examines topics in Russian film and TV series from sociohistorial and cultural perspectives, while simultaneously developing students' auditing, comprehension, and speaking skills in Russian language. Critical thinking and analytical approaches will be key to working through the course's material. Screenings, discussions, and written assignments are in Russian. Recommended prerequisites: RUSS 2020 or equivalent. Same as RUSS 5850. May be repeated up to 8 total credits. Taught in Russian.
  • RUSS 5850 - Russian Film and Society (taught in Russian)
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Examines topics in Russian film and TV series from sociohistorial and cultural perspectives, while simultaneously developing students' auditing, comprehension, and speaking skills in Russian language. Critical thinking and analytical approaches will be key to working through the course's material. Screenings, discussions, and written assignments are in Russian. Recommended prerequisites: RUSS 2020 or equivalent. Same as RUSS 4850. May be repeated up to 8 total credits. Taught in Russian.

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