Jelena Pogosjan, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept
I received my MA (1992) and PhD (1997) from the University of Tartu (Estonia). I taught at the University of Tartu from 1990 to 2002. From 2002 I have been teaching at the University of Alberta.
My research areas include: the history of Russian religious art (17th and 18th centuries); the official culture of the Russian Empire in the 18th century; the history of the Russian Imperial calendar; and the major themes and poetics of Russian odes. I also supervise PhD students in the areas of symbolic geographies and themes of Russian Orthodoxy in contemporary Russian literature.
RUSS 111 - Beginners' Russian I
Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language and designed to develop basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, writing, and intercultural competence. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with Russian 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.
RUSS 112 - Beginners' Russian II
Prerequisite: RUSS 111 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with Russian 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries.
RUSS 212 - Intermediate Russian II
Prerequisite: RUSS 211 or consent of Department.
RUSS 304 - Russian in Context II
Debates on topics selected by students. Prerequisite: RUSS 303 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in RUSS 401 or 402.
SLAV 204 - Slavic Folklore and Mythology
Introductory course covering pre-Christian deities and neo-paganism, legends and lower mythology, folktales and folk songs, and the use of folklore in literature, film, and music. Taught in English. This course will not fulfill the Language Other Than English requirement of the BA.
Proceedings of the State Museum of St. Petersburg. 2012 January; 22
Lomonosov and Chimera: reflection of Literary Polemics of the 1750s in the Masquerade "Minerva Triumphant"
Works in Russian and Slavic Philology. Literary Criticism.. 2008 January; VI. (New Series) (in Honor of the 85th Anniversary of P.S. Reifman):11-2
I see a Virgin standing in the Sun". The Figure of the Apocalyptic Women in Russian Official Culture
Jelena Pogosjan, Maria Smorzhevskih-Smirnova
Studia Russica Helsingiensia et Tartuensia. 2002 January; VIII
The Impossible made Possible". The Marriage of Jesters in the Ice House as a Fact of Official Culture
Works in Russian and Slavic Philology. Literary Criticism.. 2001 January; IV. (New Series)
From Old Ladoga up to Ekaterinoslav. Moscow's Place in Catherine II's Conception of the Capital of the Empire.
Lotman Collection. 1997 January; II
Yuri Lotman, Jelena Pogosjan