Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Anthony Anemone

    Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature


    Anthony Anemone has been teaching Russian and European literature, cinema and culture at The New School for Public Engagement and Eugene Lang College since 2006. Before coming to The New School, Professor Anemone taught at Colby College and The College of William and Mary, where he was also the Chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. He is the editor of Just Assassins; The Culture of Terrorism in Russia (Northwestern University Press, 2010) and the co-translator and editor of 'I am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary'; The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms (Academic Studies Press, 2012). His essays and reviews on modern Russian culture have appeared in many books as well as in journals such as Slavic Review, Russian Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Studies in Russian and Soviet CinemaKinoKultura, Wiener slavistische Almanach, Revue des études slaves, and others. He is also on the editorial boards of The Slavic and East European Journal, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, and KinoKultura.


    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D. and M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, The University of California, Berkeley

    B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, Columbia College, NYC.

    Recent Publications:

    "Aleksei Gherman: The Last Soviet Auteur." in A Companion to Russian CInema. 2016

    "'I love you, Peter's Proud Creation:' Cultural Topographies of St. Petersburg." In Journal of Urban History. 2016

    "The Polemic around mikhail Kalatozov's 'A Nail in the Boot.'" In Studies in Russian and Soviet CInema. 2015

    'I am a Phenomenon Quite out of the Ordinary:" The Notebooks, Diaries, and Letter of Daniil Kharms. Academic Study Press, 2013.

    "Utopia, Dystopia, and Science Fiction: The Spectulative Urge in Early Soviet Culture." In Red Cavalry: Creation and Power in Soviet Russia. 2012. 

    Just Assassins: The Culture of Russian Terrorism. Northwestern University Press, 2010. 

    "Nabokov: The Enigmas of Arrival." Nabokov Online Journal. 2009.

    Research Interests:

    Russian literature (esp. Chekhov and Nabokov), Science Fiction, Russian and World Cinema, Terrorism in modern literature and cinema.  


    Awards And Honors:

    Best Literary Translation Award from AATSEEL (For "I am a Phenonemon Quite out of the Ordinary"); IREX: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies; Alumni Fellowship Award (William and Mary); Fulbright-Hayes. 

    Current Courses:

    Hollywood & the Cold War (Spring 2020)

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    Movements in World Cinema 1 (Open Campus)

    Movements in World Cinema 2 (Spring 2020)

    Movements of World Cinema I

    Slavic Dreams & Nightmares

    Tolstoy's War and Peace (Spring 2020)