Mikhail Iampolski

Iampolski, MikhailMikhail Iampolski

Professor of Comparative Literature, Russian & Slavic Studies
Habilitation, 1991, Moscow Institute of Film Studies; Ph.D. 1977 (French Philosophy), Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences; B.A. 1971, Moscow Pedagogical Institute.

Office Address: 19 University Place, 3 Fl New York, New York (US) 10003
Email: mi1@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-8793

Areas of Research/Interest
Slavic literatures and cinema; theory of representation; the body in culture

External Affiliations
Editorial Board, Cinema Notebooks Journal, Kinovedcheskie Zapiski, Moscow; Editorial Board, Books Collection, Philosophia ad Marginem, Ad Marginem Publishing House, Moscow; Editorial Board, New Literary Review, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Moscow.

Getty Scholar, 1991-1992.

Select Publications:
The Memory of Tiresias. University of California Press. 1998.

Amnesia as a Source
. Moscow. 1997.

Daemon and Labyrinth.
 Moscow. 1996.

, with A. Zholkovsky. Moscow: La Carte Blanche. 1994.

Tiresias Memory
. Moscow: Ad Maginem. 1993.

Visible World. 
Moscow: Kinovedcheskie Zapiski. 1993.
Articles by Mikhail Iampolski

The Leviathan and the Gutter: Gefter.ru interviews NYU’s Mikhail Iampolski (Part II)

It’s all very sad, I think. The capacity for thought has already disappeared, and now dignity is gradually being snuffed out, but I don’t see any solutions. People still depend on these vestiges of government. And the government is acting like a depraved medieval lord rather than a modern, institutionalized structure. When libraries are forced to pull books from their shelves — for example, Russian classics published by the Soros Foundation — what can it mean?

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The Leviathan and the Gutter: Gefter.ru interviews NYU’s Mikhail Iampolski (Part I)

There’s no law, Putin is absolutely impotent, he can’t do anything. That’s it. All that’s left is to sit there, like a medieval serf, and hope to God that you don’t attract the attention of some lord who happens to be in a bad mood.

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The St. George’s Ribbon and National Insanity

Today’s owner of a German car shares his identity with his grandfather, who fought the Nazis.

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Judging the Victors: Why Victimhood Is a Bad Fit for Russia

Today’s Russian fascist is simultaneously omnipotent and persecuted.

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Totalitarian Speech: Putin’s “National Traitors”

If you read the speech for content, it becomes nonsensical.

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Putin, Crimea, and the Hallucinations of Power

Angela Merkel’s observation that Putin has lost contact with reality went immediately viral, gaining broad acceptance as a diagnosis. This should come as no surprise.

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