Anastasiya Osipova is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University, where she is completing her dissertation about the notion of life in Soviet literary theory and in the novels of production of the 1920s and 1930s. Her research and teaching interests include Soviet aesthetics, literary theory and cinema, their connection to nineteenth-century European philosophy, and their afterlives in contemporary art and culture. She has taught extensively in the Department of Comparative Literature and in the College Core Curriculum at New York University. She is a co-founder and an editor of Cicada Press, an imprint that pursues politically engaged poetic texts. Recently, she edited and translated “Circling the Square: Maidan and Cultural Insurgency in Ukraine,” a collection of statements and artworks by Ukrainian and Russian artists and poets. Her writing on art and cinema has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, and Texte Zur Kunst.
Teaching and Research Interests
Soviet literary theory; Russian 20th- and 21st-century literature, art, and film; avant-garde culture; radical aesthetics; legacy of vitalism
B.A. Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 2006 M.A. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2009