Jillian Porter received her PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary areas of interest are 19th-20th-century Russian literature and cinema. She teaches courses on Russian literature, film, and language. In addition to the book Porter is currently completing, Economies of Feeling, which explores the economic and emotional paradigms that structured Russian narratives during the reign of Nicholas I, she is also working on the book, The Art of the Queue: Bodies in Wait from the Revolution to the Post-Soviet Era, that looks at standing in line as a paradigmatic experience of Soviet everyday life and a generator of aesthetic forms. In 2008, she received a fellowship from the Berkeley Language Center to develop a digital video project for her students at Berkeley (see http://jillianporter.wix.com/russianlitthrufilm#!about/c2414).
This event is sponsored by the ASU Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies.