Ohio University

Mila Shevchenko

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Associate Professor of Instruction
Gordy Hall 329

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan - 2008
  • M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan - 2003
  • B.A. in English Philology, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria - 1994
  • Post-Graduate Specialization, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria - 1991
  • M.A. in Russian Philology University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria - 1989

Research Interests

Mila Shevchenko has taught all levels of Russian languages courses, courses in Russian Drama, Cultural History of Russia, 19th-century Russian literature, Russian Novel, Russian Revolution in History and Literature, Soviet Literature, and Contemporary East European Film, Drama, and Short Fiction.

Her research interests include Russian drama and theatre; melodrama; Russian 19th-century literature; Slavic literature and film; theories of space and spatial form; discourses of liminality

Teaching Experience & Courses Taught

2019-present Associate Professor of Instruction (Russian) , Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University, Athens, OH 

2012-2019 Assistant Professor of Instruction (Russian) , Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University, Athens, OH 

  • Elementary Russian 
  • Intermediate Russian 
  • Advanced Conversation and Composition 
  • Advanced Russian through History 
  • Structure of Russian 
  • Applied Phonetics 
  • Stylistics 
  • Russian for Graduate Reading Requirements 
  • Introduction to Russian Literature I: 19th-Century Russian Literature 
  • Introduction to Russian Literature II: Russian Literature in the Soviet Era 
  • The Cultural History of Russia I 
  • The Cultural History of Russia II 
  • Cinema for Russian Conversation 
  • War Prose and Film 
  • “Lives in Transit”: Contemporary Russian and East European Literature and Film 

2011-2012 Lecturer of Russian, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Denver, Denver, CO 

  • Intermediate Russian 
  •  Advanced Composition and Conversation 
  •  Russian Revolution in History and Literature 
  •  Russian Drama in Russian 
  •  “Lives in Transit”: Contemporary East European Film, Drama, and Short Fiction 
  •  Russian 19th-century Novel: Society, Identity and the Rise of Prose Fiction 

2008-2010 Instructor of Russian; Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 

  • First-Year Russian 
  • Second-Year Russian 
  • Advanced Composition and Conversation 
  • Russian for History Majors 
  • Masterpieces of Russian Dramatic Literature 
  • Introduction to Russian Culture 
  • The Other Europe: Contemporary East European Societies and Cultures 

2002-2008 Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

  • First-Year Russian 
  • Second-Year Russian 
  • Summer Language Institute: Intensive Russian 
  • First-Year Russian 
  • Second-Year Russian 
  • Third-Year Russian: Political Russian

Selected Publications

  • Claustral and Katabatic Space in Anton Chekhov’s “On the High Road" in Truth, Mystification and Lie in Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Lectura: Sofia University UP. 2011
  • The Balkan School. General Catalogue, Sofia, Bulgaria Translation from Bulgarian into English 1998
  • Manuscript 10.403. Studia Slavica Hungarica 42 Translation from Bulgarian into Russian 1997
  • Angusheva, Adelina. Gadatelinite knigi v starobalgarskata literatura (Books of Prognostication in Old Bulgarian Literature), Sofia: Vreme Summary. Translation from Bulgarian into Russian 1996
  • Grazhdansko Obrazovanie (Civic Education), Sofia: Prosveta Translation from Bulgarian into Russian 1996
  • Reports on the Problems of Agriculture, Bulgarian Academy of Agriculture, Sofia, Bulgaria Translation from Bulgarian into English 1995

Selected Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Post-Secondary Curriculum Development Program Grant, The Center for Russian,  East European Studies, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan 
  • Ethnic Cultural Arts Program Grant, “The Russian-American Songs Program”, Bowling Green State University  
  • Departmental Fellowship, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
  • Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, Horace. H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan
  • Departmental Research Grant, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan 
  • Research, Internship, and Fellowship Program Grant,The Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan
  • Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship, Center for the Education of Women (CEW) University of Michigan 
  • Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies University of Michigan 

Languages

  • Bulgarian: native 
  • Russian: native 
  • English: fluent 
  • Polish: intermediate 
  • Old Church Slavonic: working knowledge 
  • Latin: working knowledge 
  • Ancient Greek: working knowledge 

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian  Studies (ASEEES) 
  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) Modern Languages Association (MLA) 
  • American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)