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Lilya Kaganovsky is the Richard and Margaret Romano Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Media & Cinema Studies, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Kaganovsky received her B.A. in Literature from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1992, with a specialization in English, American, and Russian Literature. She received her M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Columbia University in 1994; and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with an Emphasis in Film Studies from U.C. Berkeley in 2000. She has been at the University of Illinois since 2001, where she is affiliated with the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, the College of Media, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, and the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.
Soviet and post-Soviet literature and film; film and critical theory; gender studies; women's cinema; sound studies
Ph.D., University of California Berkley, 2000
Awards and Honors
2019 Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar, University of Illinois
2019 Center for Advanced Study Associate, University of Illinois
2017 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, University of Illinois
2016 (Fall) Visiting Fellow at University College, University of Oxford, UK
2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Centennial Scholar, University of Illinois
2012 Senior Research Fellow, Unit for Criticism & Theory, University of Illinois
2011 (Fall) Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK
2011-2012 American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
2007-2008 Center for Advanced Study Fellow, University of Illinois
2004-2005 Mellon Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois
Russian and Soviet Film; Russian Literature and Culture (20C-21C); Film Theory and Historiography; Modern Critical Theory; Gender Studies; Comparative Literature
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Professor, Program in Jewish Culture and Society
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Media and Cinema Studies
Kaganovsky, Lilya. "Men Wanted: Female Masculinities in Livnev’s "Hammer and Sickle"." Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 51, no. 2, 2007, p. 229-246.
Kaganovsky, Lilya. "The Voice of Technology and the End of Soviet Silent Film: on Grigorii Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg’s "Alone"." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, vol. 1, no.3, 2007, p. 265-281.
Kaganovsky, Lilya. "The Cultural Logic of Late Socialism." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema,vol. 3, no.2, 2009, p. 185-199.
"There is no acoustic relation: Considerations on sound and image in post-Soviet film." Qui parle: critical humanities and social sciences, vol. 19, no. 1, 2010.
"Ways of Seeing: on Kira Muratova’s Brief Encounters and Larisa Shepit’ko’s Wings,." Russian Review, vol. 71, no. 3, 2012.
"The Homogenous Thinking Subject or Soviet Cinema Learns to Sing." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.
"The Materiality of Sound: Esfir Shub’s Haptic Cinema / Материальность звука: кино касания Эсфири Шуб." Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, vol. 120, 2013.
Kaganovsky, Lilya. How the Soviet Man Was Unmade. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.
Kaganovsky, Lilya. Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Kaganovsky, Lilya. "Solaris and the White, White Screen." Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture, edited by Valerie Kivelson, edited by Joan Neuberger. Yale UP, 2008.
"Elektrische Sprache: Dsiga Wertow und die Tontechnologie / Electric Speech: Dziga Vertov and the Technologies of Sound." Resonanz-Räume: die Stimme und die Medien, Berlin: Bertz & Fisher, 2012.
"Russian Rock on Soviet Bones" Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
"Stalinist Cinema 1928-1953." The Russian Cinema: A Reader (Volume I: 1908 to the Stalin Era), Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.
"The Cultural Logic of Late Socialism." The Russian Cinema: A Reader (Volume II: The Thaw to the Present), Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.
"Postmemory, Counter-memory: Soviet Cinema of the 1960s." The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
"Thinking Again About Cold War Cinema." Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions, Routledge, 2014.
Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960s. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2013.
Kaganovsky, L. (2020). Review of Maria Belodubrovskaya's Not According to Plan: Filmmaking Under Stalin. Soviet and Post Soviet Review, 47(2), 232-234. https://doi.org/10.1163/18763324-20181362
Kaganovsky, L., MacKenzie, S., & Stenport, A. W. (Eds.) (2019). Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos. Indiana University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvcj2wqq
Kaganovsky, L., Mackenzie, S., & Stenport, A. W. (2019). Introduction: The Documentary Ethos and the Arctic. In L. Kaganovsky, S. MacKenzie, & A. W. Stenport (Eds.), Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos (pp. 1-28). Indiana University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvcj2wqq.5
Kaganovsky, L. (2019). Review of Armando Iannucci, dir., The Death of Stalin. Slavic Review, 78(1), 210-213. https://doi.org/10.1017/slr.2019.22
Kaganovsky, L. (2019). Review of Luka Arsenjuk's Movement, Action, Image, Montage: Sergei Eisenstein and the Cinema in Crisis. Russian Review, 78(3), 507-509. https://doi.org/10.1111/russ.12242