Ana Berdinskikh

Position
Lecturer
Role
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Office Phone
Office
227 East Pyne
Bio/Description

Ana Berdinskikh is a scholar of twentieth-century Russian literature and culture.  She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University in 2021.  Her research centers on media technologies and cultural production, sound studies, Russian literature, and the Soviet avant-garde.  Her first book project, Wireless Transmissions: Early Russian Radio and Modernist Poetics, examines the interaction between disembodied communication and print culture between 1900 and 1936.  Working at the intersection of media ecology and literary studies, this work charts the emergence of a wireless discourse among Silver Age and early Soviet writers, who sought to achieve “direct” and “instantaneous” communication that would exceed the capabilities of text.