Oleg Gelikman, PhD

Faculty - Full-Time
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Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of Humanities
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  • PhD in Humanities (Comparative Literature), The Johns Hopkins University
  • MA in Comparative Literature, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
  • BA in Sociology, University of Toledo
  • 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
  • Modernism Political Ecology
  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Documentary Poetics
  • History of Photography
  • History of Criticism (Russian Formalism and Soviet Semiotics)
  • Political Ecology
  • Gelikman, Oleg. “The Crisis of the Messianic Claim: Scholem, Benjamin, Baudelaire” in Messianic Thought Outside Theology, edited by Anna Glazova and Paul North, 171–194. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.
  • “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).
  • 2007-present, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Soka University of America 
  • 2006-2007, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder