Professor Condee is a scholar of contemporary Russian culture, cinema, and cultural politics. She is a member of the Film Studies Program and Director of the Center for Russian, and East European Studies, and Eurasian Studies (REEES).
Education & Training
- PhD, Yale University 1980
- Outside Capital: Postmodernism as Second-World Practice
- Anti-Imperialist Empire: Formations of Second-World Culture
- Cultural Studies Common Seminar: Intellectual Orthodoxy
- Stalin Culture; Thaw, Stagnation, and Perestroika
1. Condee, Nancy, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova, eds. Special issue of Critical Quarterly 63.2 (July 2021) entitled Putin ~ Culture. In press.
2. Condee, Nancy, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova, eds. Cinemasaurus: Russian Film in Contemporary Context. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2020. 330 pp. See graduate syllabus Cinemasaurus: Graduate Syllabus — Academic Studies Press and undergraduate syllabus Cinemasaurus: Undergraduate Syllabus — Academic Studies Press
3. ---. “La question du cinéma « post-Balabanovien ».” In Eugénie Zvonkine, ed. Cinéma russe contemporain, (r)évolutions. Villeneuve d'Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2017. 255-265.
4. ---. “3 Questions: Russian intellectual history as a practice and project (Historia Nova Interviews).” All the Russias. Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (New York University); 7 August 2017. View online »
5. ---. “Knowledge (imperfective): Andrei Zviagintsev and Contemporary Cinema.” In Birgit Beumers, ed. Companion to Russian Cinema. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley, 2016. 565-84.
6. ---. “Cold Snap: Russian Film after Leviathan.” All the Russias. Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (New York University); 22 July 2015. View online »
7. ---. “The Russian Pavilion at Cannes 2015: Film Politics after Leviathan.” KinoKultura 49 (2015). View online »
- Contemporary Russian cinema
- Empire theory
- Contemporary culture
- Late Soviet culture
Representative Conference Presentations
Representative keynotes, talks, or conference presentations
Keynote. “Philistines and Janitors: Dissembling in Muratova’s Late 20c.” “People don’t like to look at this…”: The Cinema of Kira Muratova. FernUniversität Hagen – Regionalzentrum Berlin. 29 June 2021.
The Harriman Institute. Columbia University. Guest. Series: Contemporary Culture. Discussion: Klim Shipenko, Text [Tekst, 2019]. 8 December 2020.
University of Chicago (Neubauer Collegium). Series: After the End of History. “Informal Economies, Capital, and the Collective.” Other participants: Yakov Feygin (Economics, Berggruen Institute (.https://www.berggruen.org/), Peter Rutland (Government, Wesleyan University), Philipp Ther (History, University of Vienna). 23 October 2020 (online).
Short Films Competition. Jury member. Kinotavr Open Film Festival. Sochi (Russia). 12-16 June 2019.
University of Tartu (Estonia). Keynote address. “The End of Sovereignty in Post-Communism’s Third Decade (2009–2019).” 10 June 2019.
Confederation of the Filmmakers’ Unions (Moscow). Speaker. Cold War and Cinema: The Present, the Past, or the Future? 14 April 2019.
International Film Award East – West. Golden Arch (best full-length feature film in countries from Eastern Europe to Western Asia). Jury member. Moscow (Russia). https://www.eurasiacinema.org/jury-of-the-award. Jury member. 14 April 2019.
boundary 2. “Wishful Thinking: The End of Sovereignty.” Annual meeting of the journal. 5 April 2019.
Russian Film Week. London (UK). Jury member. 19-26 November 2018.
Smithsonian Institution (Kennan Institute). Speaker. Conflicting Memories, Unreconciled Narratives, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). October 14–16, 2018.
University of St. Andrew (UK). “Russian Cine-Politics (2017): Memory, Amnesia, and Risk.” 16 November 2017.
University of Sheffield (The Prokhorov Centre for the Study of Central and Eastern European Intellectual and Cultural History, UK). Keynote: “Modernities: That Thing They Once Called Europe.” Constructing Europe(s): The Cultural Borders of Western and Eastern Europe Past, Present, and Future. 26-27 May 2017.
University of London (Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, UK). “Moral Repository.” Urban Change. 10-12 May 2017.
Yale University (European Studies Council, Carnegie Foundation, Film and Media Studies). Film Colloquium with Russian director Natalia Meshchaninova. 10 March 2016.
Princeton University. REEES and Slavic. Post-Soviet Russian Cinema: Theory and Practice. Talk entitled “Russian Cinema 2015: Challenges, Trends.” 11 December 2015.
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russian State Humanities University (RGGU), New Literary Review Publishers (NLO), Prigov Fund. “’Peace and Friendship’: Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Prigov in the Twilight Years of American Sovietology” [“’Mir i druzhba: Dmitrii Aleksandrovich i zakat amerikanskoi sovetologii”]. Fifth Annual Prigov Days (75th Anniversary of the Birth of D.A. Prigov (5-7 November 2015). Muzeon Complex, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. 6 November 2015.
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow). “Custodian of Memory: Russian Cinema and the Politics of Recall.” 2 November 2015.
New York University. 2015 Distinguished Lecture. Jordan Center for Advanced Russian Studies. “Property Rites: Russian Culture Today and the Politics of Seizure.” 25 September 2015.