Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
106 Herring Hall
Lida Oukaderova specializes in the history and theory of
film and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture. She is currently working on a book, Cinematic Spaces of the Soviet Thaw,
that examines conceptions of space in Soviet cinema of the 1950s and ’60s. The
book pursues close readings of key films of the period through the lens of
contemporaneous developments in architecture and urban planning, tourism and
travel, and cultural and economic expansion, as well as in relation to emerging
re-conceptualizations of space and spatial experience in both the Soviet Union
and western Europe at the time. In
addition, she continues working on the crossings of literary and monetary
discourses in Soviet culture of the 1920 and ’30s, examining how ideas of perception
and production of language were affected by monetary instabilities at the
time. Her focus on these two periods of
20th century Soviet culture emerges out of her interest in
interrogating shifts in cultural development during moments of great political
Before coming to Rice, Dr. Oukaderova taught for three years
at George Washington University in Washington D.C. She received a Magister in German Literature at Martin Luther University in Halle,
Germany before completing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University
of Texas at Austin.
“The Sense of Movement in Georgy
Danelia’s Walking the Streets of Moscow,”
Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema.
Forthcoming, Spring 2010.
“Money, Translation and Subjectivity in Isaak Babel’s ‘Guy
de Maupassant’.” Yearbook of Comparative
and General Literature 50 (2002-03), 161-168.
“Identity Signifiers in Contemporary
Russian Film” American Imago 57.1 (2000), 95-119 (special issue on psychoanalysis and Russian
culture). (With Janet Swaffar