Jelena Pogosjan, PhD

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

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept
Email
jelena.pogosjan@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

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.


Research

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.

Courses

FOLK 205 - History of Folklore Studies

History, concepts, and practices of folklore. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in MLCS 205.

Winter Term 2022
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.

Fall Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2022
RUSS 499 - Special Topics

Fall Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2022

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Publications

"Ivan Zarudnyi's program for the Iconostasis of the Transfiguration Church in Tallinn.
Author(s): Jelena Pogosjan
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Proceedings of the State Museum of St. Petersburg
Volume: 22
Page Numbers: 115-128
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/~pogosjan/test/public/pdf/zarudny2012.pdf
Lomonosov and Chimera: reflection of Literary Polemics of the 1750s in the Masquerade "Minerva Triumphant"
Author(s): Jelena Pogosjan
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Works in Russian and Slavic Philology. Literary Criticism.
Volume: VI. (New Series)
Issue: in Honor of the 85th Anniversary of P.S. Reifman
Page Numbers: 11-2
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/~pogosjan/test/public/pdf/public/pdf/lomonosov_and_chimera2008.pdf
I see a Virgin standing in the Sun". The Figure of the Apocalyptic Women in Russian Official Culture
Author(s): Jelena Pogosjan, Maria Smorzhevskih-Smirnova
Publication Date: 2002
Publication: Studia Russica Helsingiensia et Tartuensia
Volume: VIII
Page Numbers: 9-37
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/~pogosjan/test/public/public2002_deva.html
The Impossible made Possible". The Marriage of Jesters in the Ice House as a Fact of Official Culture
Author(s): Jelena Pogosjan
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Works in Russian and Slavic Philology. Literary Criticism.
Volume: IV. (New Series)
Page Numbers: 90-109
External Link: http://www.ruthenia.ru/document/502913.html
From Old Ladoga up to Ekaterinoslav. Moscow's Place in Catherine II's Conception of the Capital of the Empire.
Author(s): Jelena Pogosjan
Publication Date: 1997
Publication: Lotman Collection
Volume: II
Page Numbers: 511-522
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/~pogosjan/test/public/pdf/from_old_ladoga_up_to_ekaterinoslav1997.PDF
High Society Dinners: Dining in Tsarist Russia
Author(s): Yuri Lotman, Jelena Pogosjan
Page Numbers: 400
External Link: http://www.amazon.ca/High-Society-Dinners-Dining-Tsarist/dp/1903018986/