Gendering the Enemy in Soviet Films during the Early Cold War (1945-1955)

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S153

Oleg Riabov is Professor in the Philosophy Department and director of the Center for Ethnic and Nationalism Studies at Ivanovo State University, Russia, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Vermont (August 2014 – February 2015). His research project,  “Gendering the Enemy in Soviet and American Cold War Films (1945-1963)”, deals with the ways of producing otherness with help of gender discourse in international relations. He investigates cinematic representations of Soviet and American masculinities, femininities, families, and gender relations as a part of struggle for hearts and minds in international and domestic politics, which were exploited in creating external and internal enemies, in legitimating power, and in shaping gender orders in the USA and the USSR.


Oleg Riabov, Director, Centre for Ethnic and Nationalism Studies, Ivanovo State University; Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Vermont

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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