Tora Lane

Associate Professor

Researcher

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Culture and Education

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I am currently working as Research Leader at CBEES and Project Researcher in the project Traces of Oblivion. Identity, Memory and Heritage in the Wake of a Nationalistic Turn, to which I contribute by studying traces of oblivion in post-soviet memory literature. I have taught in Aesthetics and Russian language and literature. My research broadly engages Russian culture, particularly literature and theory, using European philosophical and aesthetic framework. More specifically, I have investigated aesthetic, philosophical and political issues of community, utopia and totality raised by Russian Modernism and the Russian Revolution. More recently, my attention has turned to analysis of issues in post-Soviet memory literature, early Soviet film theory, and notions of rhythm in poetic Modernism.

In 2009 I defended my thesis at Stockholm University on the Russian poet Marina Cvetaeva, Rendering the Sublime. A Reading of Marina Tsvetaevas Fairy Tale Poem The Swain. The dissertation was awarded with a special grant from the Swedish Academy. Since then I have worked with early Soviet culture and in particular with the Soviet Russian writer Andrei Platonov. In 2018, I finished the monograph Andrei Platonov. The Forgotten Dream of the Revolution (Lexington).

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