Dr. Tatiana Prorokova, MA
T: +43-1-4277-42456

News: Office Hours: Tue 1.30-2.30 p.m. (from October 8). Only by appointment! (Please email at least one day in advance)

Winter term 2019
123221 SE Literary Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - The Short Story in English
124070 VO Culture, Society and the Media - The Anthropocene and the Environment in Cultural Theory and Media
Summer term 2019
123223 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - Abused Womanhood: From the "Mad Woman in the Attic" to #MeToo
127010 KO Critical Readings in Literature - Victorian Writers and the Environment
Winter term 2018
123045 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - Representing Disability: From Frankenstein to The Big Bang Theory
127010 KO Critical Readings in Literature - Postcolonialism: Theory, Literature, Culture


Prorokova, T 2019, “Black Men in White Sports: Film and Racial Politics in 1930s-40s’ America.”. in EM Angelini (ed.), Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World. Universitas Press, Montreal, pp. 27-38.

Prorokova, T 2019, “Christian America, Idea of.”. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara.






Prorokova, T 2019, “Intergenerational Struggle and Racial Progress in The Help and The Butler.”. in BM Jack (ed.), Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights, 1976-2016.. University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, pp. 199-209.



Prorokova, T 2019, “Native American Religion.”. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara.


Prorokova, T 2019, “Pre-Apocalyptic Horror of Climate Change: Colonization and Oil Drilling in The Last Winter.”. in J Nikiel & I Kimak (eds), Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture.. Peter Lang, Berlin, pp. 71-79.


Prorokova, T 2019, “Romance as a Panacea and a New Generation of Intellectual Zombies in Warm Bodies and iZombie.”. in V Bernardi & F Jacob (eds), All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts. Vernon Press, Wilmington, pp. 147-160.

Prorokova, T 2019, “The Doppelganger, Psychology, and Poe.”. in G Del Guercio (ed.), Psychology in Edgar Allan Poe. Logos Verlag, Berlin, pp. 101-120.

Prorokova, T 2019, “The Horror of the Circus: Exhibiting Disability in Freaks (1932) and American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014).”. in CJ Miller & AB Van Riper (eds), Horror Comes Home: Essays on Hauntings, Possessions and Other Domestic Terrors in Cinema.. McFarland, Jefferson, NC, pp. 177-189.




Prorokova, T 2018, “Alcoholic, Mad, Disabled: Constructing Lesbian Identity in Ann Bannon’s ‘The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.’”. in EJ Donaldson (ed.), Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 127-143.


Prorokova, T & Tal, N (eds) 2018, Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London.

Prorokova, T 2018, “Evelyn Piper’s Bunny Lake Is Missing and The Nanny: Psychology and the Roles Imposed on Women in the 1950s.”. in N Hasan (ed.), Interrupting the Monologue: The Poetics and Politics of Motherhood. Kitaab, Singapore, pp. 18-43.

Prorokova, T 2018, “Gender, Psychology, and Breastfeeding as ‘Perverse’: From A Clockwork Orange to Game of Thrones.”. in AMA Short & AL Palko (eds), Breastfeeding & Culture: Discourses and Representations. Demeter Press, Bradford, pp. 130-144.


Prorokova, T 2018, “‘I Don’t Belong Here Anymore’: Homeland as an Uncomfortable Space for War Veterans in Irvin Winkler’s Home of the Brave.”. in M Daxner, M Näser-Lather & S-L Nicola (eds), Conflict Veterans: Discourses and Living Contexts of an Emerging Social Group. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 161-170.

Prorokova, T & Tal, N 2018, “Introduction.”. in T Prorokova & N Tal (eds), Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, pp. 1-19.


Prorokova, T 2018, “Laughing at the Body: The Imitation of Masculinity in Peplum Parody Films.”. in N Diak (ed.), The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s.. McFarland, Jefferson NC, pp. 195-207.

Prorokova, T 2018, “Racism, Nazism, Sexism: Entering the University Campus of Higher Learning.”. in R Laist & K Kline (eds), Cinema U: Representations of Higher Education in Popular Film. . Fourth Horseman Press, London, pp. 177-189.


Prorokova, T 2018, “Shaming the West: The Other Side of the Rwandan Genocide in Film.”. in M Edwards (ed.), The Rwandan Genocide on Film: Critical Essays and Interviews. McFarland, Jefferson NC, pp. 62-79.

Prorokova, T 2018, The Haunting Power of War: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide in 99 Days. in T Prorokova & N Tal (eds), Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, pp. 188-203.






Prorokova, T 2017, "Crusade.". ABC-CLIO.




Prorokova, T 2017, "Peace of God.". ABC-CLIO.




Prorokova, T 2017, "Truce of God.". ABC-CLIO.

Prorokova, T 2017, “Unmasking the Bite: Pleasure, Sexuality, and Vulnerability in the Vampire Series.”. in C Artenie & A Szanter (eds), Monsters and Monstrosity in the 21st- Century Film and Television. Universitas Press, Montreal, pp. 159-177.





Prorokova, T 2016, “Madness and Imagination in Washington Irving’s ‘The Adventure of the German Student.’”. in MJ Muratore (ed.), Hermeneutics of Textual Madness: Re-Readings/Herméneutique de la folie textuelle: re-lectures. vol. 2, Schena, Baudry, Fasano, Paris, pp. 609-622.









Prorokova, T 2015, “The Art of Survival: Jewish Extermination, Nazi Camps, and Ethical Representation of the Holocaust.”. in MY Ivanova (ed.), History of World Culture Mirrored in Music. Togliatti Conservatory, Togliatti, pp. 283-286.


Research Interests

- Ecocriticism
- Energy Humanities
- War Studies / Genocide Studies
- Gender and Queer Studies
- Visual Media (Graphic Novel, Comics, Film)
- Disability Studies
- Postcolonialism
- Race Studies
- Transhumanism

Full List of Publications, Conference Presentations, and Invited Talks: https://univie.academia.edu/TatianaProrokova

Visiting Fellowships

- Visiting Researcher, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA (15/09/2019-25/09/2019)

- Visiting Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, USA (01/07/2018-31/07/2018)

- Visiting Scholar, Department of English and Center for the Study of War and Memory, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA (01/09/2016-30/11/2016)

University Education

- Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) in American Studies, University of Marburg, Germany (10/2014-10/2017)
Dissertation Title: “Docu-Fictions of War: U.S. Interventionism in Film and Literature, 1990-.”

- European Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies, University of Bamberg, Germany (10/2012-09/2014)
MA Thesis Title: “The Cinema of Intervention: American Exceptionalism and Global War from The Thin Red Line to Zero Dark Thirty.”

- Exchange Semester, University of Graz, Austria, (09/2013-01/2014)

- Teaching Degree (English and German), Ryazan State University, Russia (10/2007-06/2012)

- Translation Degree (English and Russian), Ryazan State University, Russia (10/2009-06/2012)

Positions Held

- Development of a Postdoc Project in English and American Studies, University of Marburg, Germany (11/2017-08/2018). Financed through the Equal Opportunity Scholarship for Outstanding Female Junior Scholars (MArburg University Research Academy)
Title of the Project: “Climate Change, (Anti-)Globalization, and Eco-Culture from the Industrial Revolution to the Present.”

- Academic Assistant in English (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), Modern Language Center, University of Marburg, Germany (05/2017-08/2018)

- Lecturer, Department of English and American Studies (04/2015-03/2019) and Modern Language Center (10/2016-08/2018), University of Marburg, Germany; Department of American Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany (04/2017-03/2018); Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bochum, Germany (04/2016-09/2016)

- Mentor for International Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs, International Office, University of Marburg, Germany (07/2015-12/2015)

Teaching

- Seminars: Representing Disability: From Frankenstein to The Big Bang Theory (WS 2018/19); Postcolonialism: Theory, Literature, Culture (WS 2018/19); Gender and Disability in Literature and Film (WS 2018/19); Slave Narratives: 1789-1987 ( SS 2018); Motherhood in Literature ( WS 2017/18); American Dark Romanticism: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville (WS 2017/18); American Wars in Film and Literature: 1990 to Present (SS 2017); Gay&Lesbian Graphic Novel Today (SS 2017); “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction”: Novels of Ann Bannon (WS 2016/17); “It’s Mercy, Compassion, and Forgiveness I Lack. Not Rationality”: Deconstructing Female Masculinity in Film (SS 2016)

- Tutorials: New Media (SS 2016); New York (in) Fiction (WS 2015/16); Pop! Goes Culture (SS 2015)

- English Language Courses: Academic Communication, C1-C2 (SS 2018); Learning English with Film, Music, and Literature, B2-C1 (SS 2018); English for Administration Trainees, B1(WS 2017/18); Academic Communication, C1-C2 (SS 2017); Speak Out, B2-C1 (SS 2017); Speaking and Writing, B1-B2 (SS 2017); General English, B1-B2, Intensive Course (WS 2016/17); Communicating in English: Speak Out, B2-C1 (WS 2016/17)

- English Language Workshops: Grammar Workshop “Tense III – Future Tense,” B1-B2 (SS 2018); Grammar Workshop “Tense II – Past Tense,” B1-B2 (WS 2017/18); Grammar Workshop “Tense I – Present Tense,” B1-B2 (SS 2017)

Editorial Experience

- Academic Editor at Pod Academy, UK (since 03/2015)
Channels: Arts and Culture, Humanities and Social Sciences

Grants and Awards

22 in total. Among them are Equal Opportunity Scholarship for Outstanding Female Junior Scholars; Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship; Young Scholar Excellence Award for the paper “‘Where Is the Mother’: Pregnancy, Birth, and Transgender Parenthood”; and several DAAD grants.

“Environmental Ethics, Mobility, and Carbonization as a Choice.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
21 Nov 201923 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Recovering from Addiction in Sobriety: Narrating Disability/Mental Illness through the Medium of Comic Art.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
14 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Laughing at the Body: The Imitation of Masculinity in Peplum Parody Films.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Cinematic Reimagining of the Cold War in the 2010s.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
20 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Child Soldiers in Transatlantic Graphic Narratives of War.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
13 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“The Ecohorror of The Strain: Plant Vampires and Climate Change as a Holocaust.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
20 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Colonization, Resource Extraction, and War in Blood Diamond.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
21 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Mobility, Car Culture, and the Environment in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
16 Nov 201818 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Climate Change, the Environment, and the Industrial Revolution in the U.S.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
18 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘Enslavement of the Masses’: Literary Imaginings of Antebellum American South and English Industrial North, 1852-1861.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘Where’s the Mother?’: Pregnancy, Birth, and Transgender Parenthood.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
30 May 20182 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Alcoholic, Mad, Disabled: Constructing Lesbian Identity in Ann Bannon’s ‘Beebo Brinker Chronicles.’”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
24 May 201827 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“The Haunting Power of War: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide in 99 Days.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
22 May 201823 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Pre-Apocalyptic Horror of Climate Change: Colonization and Oil Drilling in The Last Winter.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
10 May 201811 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘Facing the Sunshine’: The Role of Nature in A Room with a View.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
13 Apr 201814 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Ecohorror, Terrorism, and Inadequate Representation of Global Warming in The Happening.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
28 Mar 201831 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Docu-Fictions of War: Documenting History Through Fiction.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
7 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“History and/in Fiction: U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan as a Humanitarian Project in Jesse Goolsby’s I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
6 Jul 20179 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



“Racism, Nazism, Sexism: Entering the University Campus of Higher Learning.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
8 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘We Were Bred to Protect’: The Iraq War in Matt Gallagher’s Kaboom.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
12 Apr 201715 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“From Fiction to (Semi-)History: U.S. Contemporary Interventions in Film and Literature.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
20 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Reconsidering the Status of Fictional Films and Literature on War.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
15 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“The Wild Wild … East: American Cowboys and Afghan Terrorists in Aaron Gwyn’s Wynne’s War.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
3 Nov 20165 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Film and the History of U.S. Intervention in the Balkan War.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
21 Oct 201622 Oct 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Detecting U.S. Humanitarian Intervention in David O. Russell’s Three Kings.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
13 Oct 201615 Oct 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Power, Government, and the Choice to Intervene: Reading Gabe Hudson’s Dear Mr. President.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
6 Oct 20169 Oct 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Sugar and Slavery in Andrea Stuart’s Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
22 Sep 201624 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“The Holocaust in Film: Witnessing the Extermination through the Eyes of Children.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
7 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘I Don’t Belong Here Anymore’: Homeland as an Uncomfortable Space for War Veterans in Irwin Winkler’s Home of the Brave.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
7 Jul 20169 Jul 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“The Afghanistan Wars in Film: from Communism to Terrorism. The Changing Menace towards the United States.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
14 Jun 201616 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“WWII in the Pacific: Cinematic Aesthetics and Ethics of American War.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
17 May 201620 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Women, Power, and Insanity in Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
22 Apr 201625 Apr 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Reporting, Reflecting, Participating: Media Intervention in the Balkan War on Film.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
21 Mar 201625 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Female Oppression, Patriarchy, and America in the 1950s.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
18 Feb 201619 Feb 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘We’ll Write DEMOCRACY with Bullets, Man!’: Mission and Heroism in Tom Paine’s The Pearl of Kuwait.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
25 Nov 201527 Nov 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“American Exceptionalism and the Policy of Interventionism: From the Early European Settlements to the Twenty-First Century.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
13 Nov 201514 Nov 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Technology and the War in the Twenty-First Century: Humans or Machines?”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
23 Oct 201525 Oct 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“US-American Intervention in Europe: Morality, Justice, and Freedom in WWII Cinema.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
6 Jul 20157 Jul 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Deconstructing the Policy of U.S. Interventionism.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
18 Jun 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Documenting Vietnam: Verisimilitude, Political Propaganda, and Manipulation in Peter Davis’s Hearts and Minds.”

Tatiana Prorokova (Speaker)
14 Jun 201515 Jun 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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