ellen rutten: russian culture
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Welcome to this site. My name is Ellen Rutten, and I am professor of Literature (with a focus on Slavonic literature and culture) & chair of the Slavonic Department at the University of Amsterdam. My research interests include post-Soviet culture, literature and art, digital humanities, social media, and memory discourse. I am currently finalizing a HERA research project on what I call "web wars": discussions of the Soviet past in post-socialist social media. Together with my Web Wars colleagues, I recently published an edited volume on online commemorations of the socialist experience; we are now preparing a film on the same topic. I also study a trend to embrace imperfection in contemporary (Russian) culture and I am finalizing a book on post-Soviet sincerity rhetoric.
On these and related topics -- from Putin on panties to Russian creative industries -- I welcome PhD plans. For details, browse this siteï³°an>and/or contact me. email@example.com, twitter.com/ellenrutten
click PRESS for recent interviews on social media, creative imperfections, and Russia & click HERE for a YouTube film of my inauguration speech on creative imperfections