Elena Siemens, PhD, MA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept

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Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept
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elena.siemens@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Elena Siemens is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (PhD) and Moscow Lomonosov State University (MA). Her research interests include Visual Culture, Photography, Performance Studies (especially Spaces of Performance), Fashion Studies, Creative Non-Fiction, Critical and Cultural Theory. Most recent publications are Street Fashion Moscow (Intellect UK, 2017), Theatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam (Intellect UK, 2015), and Translating Street Art, (TranscultUrAL, 2014). Recent exhibits include Fashion Lounge Popup Show, Stirred Memories and Dreams Popup Exhibit, and the The Post Card Exhibit. Currently she is guest editing a special issue on Subjective Fashion The Polyglot, and contributing to the project on Toxic Media Ecologies.



Research

Books & Edited Volumes

Siemens, Elena, Street Fashion Moscow (Intellect, UK), 2017.

Siemens, Elena. "Stirred 15 (A Critical Introduction)," in Ed. Elena Siemens, Stirred: Memories and Dreams. TranscUlturAl, Issue 8-1, 2016.

Siemens, Elena. Theatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam (Intellect, UK), 2015.

Siemens, Elena. Ed. Translating Street Art, special issue of TranscultUrAL, Issue 6-1, 2014.

Siemens, Elena. Ed. The Dark Spectacle: Landscapes of Devastation in Film and Photography, special issue of Space and Culture, (Sage), 17-4, November 2014.

Siemens, Elena. Ed. (w Andriko Lozowy, Managing Editor), Scandals of Horror, Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Issue 4-1, August 2013.

Siemens, Elena, Theatre in Passing: A Moscow Photo-Diary, (Intellect UK), 2011.

Siemens, Elena. Ed. Picturing Second Geography, special issue of Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces (Sage), Issue 11-1, February 2008

Recent Articles

SIemens, Elena, Intersections Palais Royal, The Polyglot, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Siemens, Elena, Christine Wiesenthal, "Shabby Chic Afternoon," TranscUlturAl, Issue 8-1, 2016.

Siemens, Elena, "Paris Wall Flowers, Moscow Wall Wars," in Ed. Elena Siemens, Translating Street Art, special issue of TranscUlturAl, Issue 6-1, 2014.

Siemens, Elena, and Wiesenthal, Christine, "Clothes Lines," in Ed. Elena Siemens, Translating Street Art, special issue of TranscUlturAl, Issue 6-1, 2014.

Siemens, Elena, "High Rise Zhivago," in Ed. Susan Ingram, Perceived Peripherality and Places Images: The City, the Region, the Border, Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Issue 5-1, April 2014.

Siemens, Elena, "Death in Vienna," in Ed. Elena Siemens, The Dark Spectacle: Landscapes of Devastation in Film and Photography, special issue of Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces (Sage), Issue 17-4, 336-345, November 2014.

Siemens, Elena, "Blue Door Havana," in Ed. Elena Siemens (w Andriko Lozowy, Managing Editor), Scandals of Horror, Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Issue 4-1, August 2013.

Recent Exhibitions

Siemens, Elena, Bad Weather, January 2017.

Siemens, Elena, Fashion Lounge, October 2016.

Siemens, Elena, Stirred Memories Dreams Popup Exhibit, September 2015.

Siemens, Elena (with Anne Winkler). Translating Street Art, November 2014.

Siemens, Elena. The Post Card Exhibit, November 2013.

Siemens, Elena (with Andriko Lozowy, Jim Morrow). My Edmonton Photography Show, April 2012.

Siemens, Elena (with Andriko Lozowy).The Vertical Exhibit and Performance, November 2012.

Siemens, Elena (with Jim Morrow, Andriko Lozowy). Consumed Art Show, December 2011.

Courses

MLCS 210 - Language(s) of Culture

Introduction to the major issues within the discipline of Cultural Studies from an international perspective, and provision of the necessary terminology and theoretical tools for examining general topics and case studies with emphasis on the question of languages.

Winter Term 2021
RUSS 211 - Intermediate Russian I

Intended to expand comprehension and production skills in written and oral Russian with a focus on intercultural communicative competence. Prerequisite: Russian 30 (or equivalent), or RUSS 112, or consent of Department.

Fall Term 2021
RUSS 212 - Intermediate Russian II

Prerequisite: RUSS 211 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021

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