Polina Dimova

Polina Dimova

Visiting Assistant Professor at — Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, and Russian Language, Literature and Culture

Degrees
  • Professional Development Certificate for Teachers of Russian, State Institute of Russian Language, "A. S. Pushkin", 2012
  • Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • B. A., Smith College, 2001
Institutional Connections
  • RIII, Russian Institute for the History of the Arts, St. Petersburg

    RIII (Rossiiskii Institut Istorii Iskusstv) is a Russian Federal State Research and Advance-Degree-Granting Institution. It is devoted to the study of art, music, film, folklore, and organology, and hosts numerous international conferences, symposiums, colloquiums, and public lectures on the history of the arts. Located in the beautiful Zubov mansion next to the St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, it also programs weekly concerts, poetic readings, and exhibits.

  • State Institute of Russian Language, "A. S. Pushkin"

    Pushkin, Russia

    The Moscow State Institute of Russian Language, "A. S. Pushkin" is a higher degree-granting institution devoted to the teaching of Russian language and the advancement of Russian language pedagogy. It hosts numerous international summer language programs.

Time Periods

1770 - 2012

Languages
  • Bulgarian Native speaker

    Can use as a language of instruction

    Has used as a language of publication

  • French Basic speaking, advanced reading
  • German Advanced

    Can use as a language of instruction

  • Latin Basic reading
  • Russian Advanced

    Can use as a language of instruction

Courses Taught

These are the regularly taught courses tracked by ObieMAPS that Polina has taught.

Course Listings Semesters
Elementary Russian I Russian Language, Literature and Culture 101 Fall 2015
Intermediate Russian I Russian Language, Literature and Culture 203 Fall 2011 and Fall 2014
Intermediate Russian II Russian Language, Literature and Culture 204 Spring 2015
Introduction to Comparative Literature Comparative Literature 200 Fall 2013
Introduction to Comparative Literature English 275 Fall 2013
Introduction to Literary Translation: Theory, History, Practice Comparative Literature 250 or Creative Writing 250 Fall 2013
Intro to Literature and Music Comparative Literature 204 Fall 2016
Magic and Metamorphosis First-Year Seminar Program 061 Fall 2014
Modernism and Music Comparative Literature 381 Spring 2014
Picture Theory Comparative Literature 360 Fall 2012
Russian Fantasy & Sci-Fi Russian Language, Literature and Culture 223 Fall 2015
Senior Seminar Russian Language, Literature and Culture 446 Spring 2013
Special Topics: Staging Life: Contemporary Russian Culture on Stage and Screen Russian Language, Literature and Culture 411 Fall 2014 and Fall 2015
Synaesthetic Utopias Russian Language, Literature and Culture 226 Spring 2015
The Color of Music: European Decadence and Symbolism Across the Arts Comparative Literature 260 Spring 2014