Vladimir Padunov

  • Associate Professor

As Director of the Annual Russian Film Symposium, Padunov has built Pitt's Russian film holdings into the largest collection outside of Russia.

Education & Training

  • PhD, Cornell University, 1983

Courses Taught

  • From Lumiere to Lenin
  • Stalin at the Movies
  • Cinema of Thaw and Stagnation
  • Perestroika and Beyond, Soviet Literature from the Thaw to Perestroika, Formative Masterpieces of 19th Century literature
  • Advanced and Fourth-year Russian

Representative Publications

“Storing and Restoring History: Gosfil’mofond and 10th Belye Stolby Film Festival.” KinoKultura 12 (April 2006)

“Lebedinaia pesnia: Pechal'naia sud'ba Pesni o Rossii Gregori Ratoffa (1944)”; translation of “Swan Song: The Sad Fate of Gregory Ratoff's Song of Russia (1944).” KinoForum 1 (2006): 45-47

“Imperial Acorn —→ National Oaks: The Eighth KinoForum.” KinoKultura 5 (July 2004)

“Stars Above Almaty: Kazakh Cinema Between 1998 and 2003.” KinoKultura 3 (Jan 2004)

“’Large Loose Baggy Monsters’: The Poetics of Excess in Contemporary Russian Culture.” Iskusstvo kino 7 (1996): 159-162

Research Interests

  • History of Russo-Soviet cinema
  • 19th and 20th century novel
  • Narrative theory
  • Cultural politics