Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts
Primary Academic Program: Film and Electronic Arts
Biography:Viktoria Paranyuk’s teaching and research interests include global film history, theories of realism and modernism, transatlantic film theory, film and other arts, contemporary global art cinema, Russian and Soviet cinema and visual culture, film and embodiment, migration studies, women in the film industry, and art and science. She previously taught at Pace University, where her courses ranged from international film history and film theory to storytelling across audiovisual media. She was also a teaching fellow at Yale University, where she received her PhD in film and media studies. Publications include peer-reviewed articles in Slavic Journal and the anthology Researching Women in Silent Cinema: New Findings and Perspectives, and book reviews in Film Quarterly. Manuscripts in progress include Modern Soviet Cinema: Realism, Internationalism, and the Aesthetics of Sincerity and the coauthored A History of Russian and Soviet Film Theory and Criticism, 1910-1991, among others. Selected screenings and curated film series include Body and Soul: The Films of Aleksandr Sokurov and New Voices from Russia: Emerging Filmmakers, Yale University; Harold Lloyd’s Never Weaken (1921) and Grandma’s Boy (1922), Silent Film Gala, also at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center; and Film Albatros: Russians in 1920s Paris, Museum of Modern Art. For many years she also served as associate museum librarian at the Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she selected materials for purchase in Russian, Eastern European, and French art, and identified and selected Russian rare books.
BA, SUNY Stony Brook; MA, Columbia University; PhD, Yale University. At Bard since 2020.