Faculty

Ona Renner-Fahey

Ona Renner-Fahey

Associate Professor, Russian

Office: LA 316
Email: ona.renner@mso.umt.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Associate Professor

Courses

Courses (Those preceded by an asterisk are language courses):

* RUSS 101: First-semester Russian

RUSS 105: Introduction to Russian Culture (Optional Honors section) 

* RUSS 301 and 302: Third-year Russian

* RUSS 411: Pushkin's Eugene Onegin 

* RUSS 424: The Russian Short Story

* RUSS 440: Russian Poetry

RUSS 494 Seminar: Women and Gender in Russian Culture (Optional Honors section)

Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002

Dissertation: Mythologies of Poetic Creation in Twentieth-Century Russian Verse (Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky, Olga Sedakova)

 

              M.A., Middlebury College, 1994

 

              B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1991

Field of Study

Autobiography, twentieth-century poetry, the creative process, women authors
 

Selected Publications

“Our only hope was in these plants': Irina Ratushinskaya and the Manipulation of Foodways in a Late Soviet Camp.” Chapter in Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life  (93-131). Bloomington: Indiana University Press (forthcoming)

Routledge On-Line Encyclopedia of Modernism. (Entry on Anna Akhmatova). New York: Routledge, 2014. (forthcoming)

“Diary of a Devoted Child: Nadezhda Durova’s Self-Presentation in The Cavalry Maiden.” The Slavic and East European Journal. 53.2 (2009).

Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (Entries on Anna Akhmatova, Olga Sedakova, Elena Shvarts, and the Russian Nobel Prize winners.) 2006.

Dryzhakova, Elena.  “Madness as a Humanitarian Problem in Dostoevsky’s The Double.” (Translation.) Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.

In Praise of Aphrodite: Translation of and Interpretive Essay on Marina Tsvetaeva’s Poetic Cycle. The Silver Age Journal, 5 (2002).

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

Efron, Ariadna  No Love without Poetry: The Memoirs of Marina Tsvetaeva’s Daughter. Ed. and trans. Diane Nemec Ignashev. Evanston, ILL: Northwestern UP, 2009. In Slavic and East European Journal. 53.4 (2010.)

Stock, Ute. The Ethics of the Poet: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Art in the Light of Conscience. Modern Humanities Research Association Texts and Dissertations, Vol.  62. Leeds, England: Maney Publishing, 2005. In Slavic and East European Journal. 50.2 (2006.)

Tsvetaeva, Marina. Milestones: A Bilingual Edition. Trans. Robin Kemball. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2003. In Slavic and East European Journal 48.3 (2005).

 

Teaching Experience

University of Montana:

    Associate Professor 2009-present

    Assistant Professor, 2003-2009

The Ohio State University:

    Senior Lecturer, Spring Quarter 2002

Ohio Wesleyan University:

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spring Semester 2002

    Instructor, Autumn Semester 2000 through Autumn Semester 2001

International Experience

Since coming to UM, have led numerous short-term study-abroad experiences to Russia. 

Spent 3 weeks on an exchange in Northwest China through the Mansfield Center. July 2007. 

Participated in an international conference in Wroclaw, Poland. May 2007.

Studied at Moscow State University as an undergraduate (1991) and as a graduate student (1993-94).