Oleg Gelikman, PhD
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
- Ph.D. in Humanities (Comparative Literature), The Johns Hopkins University
- M.A. in Comparative Literature, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
- B.A. in Sociology, University of Toledo
Positions Held2007 - present, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Soka University of America
2006 - 2007, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Modernism Political Ecology
- Aesthetic Theory
- Documentary Poetics
- History of Photography
- History of Criticism (Russian Formalism and Soviet Semiotics)
- Political Ecology
Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits
- “Eisenstein's Line: The Old and the New or Modernism as Meta-Politics." Film and Literary Modernism, ed. Robert McParland (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013).
- “The Crisis of the Messianic Claim: Scholem, Baudelaire, Benjamin.” Messianic Thought Outside Theology, ed. Paul North and Anna Glazova (Fordham University Press, 2012).
- “Intermediality and Aesthetic Theory in Shklovsky’s and Adorno’s Thought.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 13.3 (2011).
- “‘Cold Pastoral’: Werner Herzog’s Version of Empson.” Modern Language Notes 123.5 (2008).
- "‘This New Evolution of Art’: Adorno’s Modernism and Re-Orientation of Aesthetics." Modernism and Theory, ed. Stephen Ross (Routledge, 2008).
- “‘Stolen Air’: Dissident Experience and World Literature.” Annals of Scholarship 17.1-2 (2007).
- "Bourdieu’s Rules, Flaubert’s Style, Mallarmé’s Game." boundary 2 33.1 (2006).
- "After Aura: History of Photography and the Writing of the Origin in Benjamin." Angelaki 8.1 (2003).
Courses Taught at SUA
- Literature of Dissent
- Media and Experience
- Politics in the Novel
- Forms of Comedy
- Literature and Evil
- Film and Nation: Eastern Europe 1945-1989
- Thinking through Nature
- Critical Theory
- Art of the Essay