Voted one of UT's Top Ten Professors (which is a big deal), Dr. Marina Alexandrova was born and raised in Saratov, Russia. She received her MA equivalent in English from Saratov State University, and her PhD in Comparative Literature (Russian and Spanish American Literatures) from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation analyzes the formation of the literary public spheres in Russia and Argentina, focusing on the avant-garde literary groups and their complex interactions with the state.
Dr. Alexandrova's current research interests include the art and literature of Russian modernism and avant-garde, the history of Russian food production and consumption, and Russian radical and revolutionary movements. During Spring 2018, Dr. Alexandrova taught her new course "Advanced Russian through Drama," which culminated in student production of Vladimir Mayakovsky's controversial comedy "Bedbug" (1928). Watch clips from the performance here: https://utexas.app.box.com/s/c5yxguq40pznz9tg721vea0u0xvqo3w0
In 2018, Dr. Alexandrova worked with Austin Shakespeare Company on their new production of Anton Chekhov's play "The Seagull" (http://kut.org/post/seagull-takes-flight-long-center). Hear KUT Arts Eclectic's full interview with the director, actors, and Dr. Alexandrova about Chekhov's Seagull here: https://soundcloud.com/kutnews/arts-eclectic-the-seagull
See Marina and the full list of UT's TOP TEN Profs here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/news/dr-marina-alexandrova-voted-texas-10-top-ut-instructor-for-2019
Episode | October 21st, 2019 | Season 2 | 16 mins 12 secs
russian drama, russian emigres, the last czars
In this episode, Matt talks with Marina Alexandrova about her challenges coming to America from Russia, and the art of teaching Russian culture as a talented and creative professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Episode | September 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 21 mins 22 secs
американская жизнь, образивание в сша, подкасты на русском языке, русские профессора в америке
В этом эпизоде ведущие Мэтт и Лера садятся с профессором Мариной Александровой, чтобы рассказать о своем опыте адаптации к жизни в Америке...