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

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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 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, “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, “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 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

20 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.

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

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (Speaker)
9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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

Prorokova, T. (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.’”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (Speaker)
28 Mar 201831 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (Speaker)
6 Jul 20179 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Of Immigration, Cosmopolitanism, and Diversity: Lost Identity and Challenge of Integration for Women in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms.”

Prorokova, T. (Speaker)
19 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (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.”

Prorokova, T. (Speaker)
6 Oct 20169 Oct 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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