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MARGARITA    NAFPAKTITIS

 

 PROFESSIONAL   EXPERIENCE

Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies and Linguistics | Instruction Coordinator
Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia, 2004-2011

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2003
Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Center for Russian and East European Studies, 1994
M.A., Russian Literature
M.A., Slavic Area Studies

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1990
B.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures

EDUCATION   ABROAD

Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Research Scholar, ACTR/ACCELS American Councils for International Education, Spring 2002

Moscow State University, Russia
Russian Language Teachers Program, sponsored by American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS, Summer 2001

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Fulbright Junior Researcher, Fall 1998-Spring 1999
Intensive Polish Language Program, Summer 1996

Leningrad State University, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Study Abroad Program, Spring 1989
Course work: Russian as a Foreign Language

RECENT   HONORS,   AWARDS,   &   FELLOWSHIPS

Mentor, Workshop in Scholarly and Literary Translation from Slavic Languages, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2014

Mead Endowment Honored Faculty, University of Virginia, 2009-10

Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award, University of Virginia, 2007

Research Support in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, 2005, 2006, 2009

University Teaching Fellow, University of Virginia, 2005-06

Title VIII Research Scholar (Moscow, Russia), American Councils for International Education ACTR-ACCELS, 2005

Invited participant, First World Congress of Translators of Polish Literature, sponsored by Polish Institute of the Book, held in Krakow, Poland, 2005

Excellence in Diversity Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2004-05

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PUBLICATIONS
Articles

“Visual Materials in The House of Arts (Dom iskusstv) Journal,” Slavic & East European Information Resources, Vol. 11, No. 2/3 (2009)

“Multiple Exposures of the Photographic Motif in Vladislav Khodasevich’s ‘Sorrentinskie fotografii,” Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3 (2008): p. 389-413

Afterword

Tales of Galicia, by Andrzej Stasiuk. Prague: Twisted Spoon, 2003

Catalogs

with Kelly Miller. The Firebird and the Factory: The Modern Russian Children’s Book, catalog accompanying exhibition at Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, 2006

Narrative labels in exhibition catalog for Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster, 1789-1989. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University and The Wolfsonian – Florida International University, Miami Beach: Skira, 2005

Translations

Labels for Polish objects in exhibit catalog for The Avant-Garde Applied, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, March 30-July 1, 2012

Daily Soap by Amanita Muskaria and Not-from-Here by Lukasz Chotkowski. Forthcoming anthology of contemporary Polish plays, In Performance series, Seagull Books (London/New Delhi)

“Sale on Maps” and “Dawn Gunboats,” by Darek Foks. Lyric Poetry Review, Special Issue: Contemporary Polish Poetry, Summer/Fall 2005. Reprinted in Poetry Ireland Review, No. 89, March 2007

Poems by Krzysztof Sliwka, Wojciech Bonowicz, and Dariusz Suska. In Carnivorous Boy and Carnivorous Bird: Poems by Polish Poets Born After 1958. Brookline, MA: Zephyr Press, 2004

Tales of Galicia, by Andrzej Stasiuk. Prague: Twisted Spoon, 2003. Includes translator’s afterword and notes

Exhibits

Curator, “Playwright, Prisoner, President: Celebrating the Life of Vaclav Havel,” Powell Library Rotunda Gallery, UCLA. Exhibit dates: October – December 2013

Co-Curator, “The Firebird and the Factory: The Modern Russian Children’s Book,” Main Exhibition Gallery, Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. Exhibition dates: November 2006-April 2007

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SELECTED   CONFERENCE   PAPERS,   LECTURES   &   PRESENTATIONS

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*”The Practice of Literary Translation: Themes and Challenges,” Workshop in Scholarly and Literary Translation from Slavic Languages, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, June 2014

“‘Fotoproza’ and ‘Fototerapia’: Photography and Text in Contemporary Polish Prose,” Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013

*Pre-screening lectures for 6 days (4 original + 2 added on) of Dziga Vertov retrospective, Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Film of Dziga Vertov, Film and Television Archive, UCLA, 2012

*Introductions to Dersu Uzala, Burnt by the Sun, and The Return, Soviet History Through Film Series, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA, 2011-12

“A Fascination With How Things Fall Apart: An Introduction to the Work of Contemporary Polish Writer Andrzej Stasiuk,” sponsored by University of Virginia Center for Russian and East European Studies Polish Studies Fund, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Mary and David Harrison Institute for American Literature, History and Culture, 2010

“Post-Soviet Essays into America,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009

Discussant, “Ideological and Artistic Control in Soviet Cinema, 1925-1941,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008

Discussant after screening of Cat People, Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2008

Discussant, “Adaptation: Borrowings and Recastings in Russian and Eastern European Literature,” Southern Conference of Slavic Studies, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2009

*“Contemporary Polish Prose in Translation,” paper presented at Round Table on “Translation and Polish Literature in the West,” University of Michigan, 2008

Gallery Talk: “Amerika for Soviet Kids: Images of America in Russian Children’s Books,” Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, 2006

Paper, ” ‘The Europe Called Central’: Charting New Territories in Contemporary Polish Prose,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Washington, D.C., 2006

Chair, Round Table on “Representations of America and the West in Contemporary Slavic Cultures,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Washington, D.C., 2006

*Opening night address, orientation for outbound students participating in Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS, Washington, D.C., 2006

*Speaker, orientation for outbound students participating in Contemporary Russia Program, American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS, Washington, D.C., 2006

*Guest speaker, Workshop in Literary Translation, Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005

*”America in the Post-Soviet Imagination.” Lecture sponsored by Polish Studies Center and Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005

*Lecture/Reading, “On the Borders of Prose,” (about Andrzej Stasiuk’s Tales of Galicia), Polish Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005

“Bathtub Under a Plasterwork Sky: The Round Room in Petrograd’s House of Arts.” Annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005

Chair, Roundtable on “Syllabus Design Across the Disciplines: Goals and Strategies,” Annual Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004

*Guest lecturer, Russian Film Series: “Russia and the West” (introductory mini-lectures introducing six films), Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 2004

EDITORIAL   WORK

Manuscript reviews for Symposium Journal of Comparative Literature and Perspectives on Slavic Literatures

Editorial assistance with English text of essay by Józef Tischner, “The Challenge of Totalitarianism: Judaism and Christianity in Relation to Twentieth-Century Totalitarianism,”  in Jozef Tischner, Philosophical Essays (Krakow 2005)

Editorial assistance with Polish language contribution to Meridian

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COURSES   TAUGHT
 University   of   California, Los Angeles

HNRS 101I: Research Today: Sources, Tools and Strategies (Winter 2014)

 University   of   Virginia

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COLA 1500-7: The Wild East [Contemporary Post-Soviet East-Central European Fiction] (Fall 2010)

POL 121/122 (1210/1220): Introduction to Polish (Fall/Spring 2004-05, 2005-06,  2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-2010, 2010-11)

POL 521/522: Readings in Polish (Fall 2004, Spring 2005)

*RUSS 556: Russian Modernist Prose (Spring 2005)

*RUSS 558: Contemporary Russian Literature (Fall 2005)

*RUSS 592/793/5500: Russian and Soviet Film (Fall 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)

RUTR 236: Children of the Revolution [Russian Children's Books] (January Term 2007)

RUTR 232: Amerika Through Russian Eyes (Fall 2004, Spring 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)

RUTR 391: Russian and Soviet Film (Fall 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)

SLAV 171: Independent Study in Polish (Spring 2007)

SLAV 200: Polish Grammar and Composition (Fall 2006)

SLAV 5500: Third-Year Polish (Fall 2010)

WORKSHOPS   &   LIBRARY   INSTRUCTION   SESSIONS
University   of   California

“Citation and Academic Integrity for Teaching Assistants,” Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program, Graduate School, UCLA, 2012, 2013

“What’s Your Teaching Philosophy? Developing a Reflective Statement on Teaching,” Teaching and Learning Services, UCLA Library, 2012

“Your Instructor’s Toolkit: Active Learning and Classroom Assessment Techniques,” Teaching and Learning Services, UCLA Library, 2012

“Evidence of Learning and Teaching: What It Is, Where to Find It, and What You Can Do With It,” Teaching and Learning Services, UCLA Library, 2012

“Introduction to Zotero,” Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, 2012, 2013, 2014

“Intermediate Zotero,” 2013, 2014

Customized introductions to library resources and research skills for the following classes: Educational Enterprise (EDUC 452A-1), European History: Russian Revolution (HIST 97C-2), US History: 1929-1960 (HIST 140B), Intensive Elementary Romanian (ROMAN 103), Russian Social and Cultural Studies (RUSSIAN 107A), Senior Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC 191T), Literary Proseminar (SLAVIC 200A), 2011-2012

“Leading Discussion on the Common Book” and “Leading Discussion for Teaching Assistants” (for Teaching Assistants in EDUC 92F: Academic Success in the Undergraduate Experience), Office of Residential Life, UCLA, 2012

ADVISING
Dissertation   Reader

Denisenko, Gennady. “Vladimir Solovyov’s Syzygy: An Explanation of Solovyov’s Philosophy of Creation in Its Relation to Nineteenth-Century Russian Poetry.” Ph.D. Thesis. University of Virginia,  2010

Lamp, Alla. “Becoming a Woman: The Female Initiation Story in Russian Literature, 1792-1861.” Ph.D. Thesis. University of Virginia,  2009

Pettinaroli, Elizabeth. “Place, Geography and Literature in the Early Modern Hispanic World.”
Ph.D. Thesis. University of Virginia,  2007

Undergraduate   Advising

Lower Division Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
2005-2007, 2008-2011

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ACADEMIC   &   PUBLIC   SERVICE
Departmental
Collections,   Research   and   Instructional   Services,   Charles   E.   Young   Research   Library,   University of California

Instruction Coordinator, organization and scheduling of Library workshops, 2011-present

Coordinator, Social Media Working Group, 2011-present

Digital Humanities Librarian Project Team, 2011-present

Instructional Developer, Teaching and Learning Services, 2011-present

Digital Reference Staff Member, 2012-present

Slavic   Languages   and   Literatures,   University   of   Virginia

Dobro Slovo Slavic Honor Society Advisor, 2006-2011

Study Abroad Advisor, 2005-2011

Equal Opportunity Coordinator, 2004-2011

Organizer, panel on “Careers in Slavic,” 2009

Grant Supervisor, Learning Grants Program, Institutional Assessment and Studies, University of

Virginia (for two projects: development of assessment instrument for department’s literature curriculum, Oral Proficiency Interview training for Slavic language pedagogue), 2008-09
Committee for Appointment of New Slavic Chair, 2007-08

Undergraduate Assessment Committee, 2006-07

Language Committee, 2006-07

Search Committee for position in Literature, 2005-06

Search Committee for Language Pedagogue , 2004-05

University
University   of   California

Coordinator, Soviet History Through Film Series (Spring Quarter), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA , 2012

Common Book Ambassador, Office of Residential Life, UCLA, 2012

University   of   Virginia

Chair, Advisory Committee, Virginia Quarterly Review, 2008-2010

Faculty Marshal for Final Exercises, 2009

Invited speaker, Days on the Lawn faculty panel, 2009

Invited speaker, “How Americans are Represented Abroad,” International Residential College
Conversazione Series, 2009

Instructor, Greek cooking class (2009), Polish cooking class (2010), Lorna Sundberg International Center

Safe Space Network, 2006-2010

Comparative Literature Advisory Committee, 2004-2010

Mentor, Office of African American Affairs Faculty-Student Mentoring Program, 2004-2010

Polish Studies Steering Committee, 2005-2010

Organizer/Moderator of Polish Studies events in Spring 2009 (Herbert Eagle [University of Michigan]) on “Visual Coding, Dissident Meaning, and the Enduring Message of Andrzej Wajda’s Ashes and Diamonds”) and Spring 2008 (Bill Johnston [Indiana University], “Adventures in translation – what literary translation is really like. A talk and reading”; Beth Holmgren [Duke University],”From Immigrant to First Settler: Helena Modjeska and the California Dream;” Bogdana Carpenter [University of Michigan] on “Encounters with Czeslaw Milosz”; Bogdana and John Carpenter, “Praise for the Unfinished: Julia Hartwig’s Poetry” [this was also a Virginia Festival of the Book panel])

Seating Group, Processions Subcommittee, Final Exercises, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007

Polish translation and pronunciation consultant for Macintire Department of Music, 2006

Community
Los   Angeles   Area

Collection Consultant, Russian Language Library of West Hollywood, 2011-12

Collection Consultant, Occidental College, 2012

Charlottesville   Area

Translation of Polish correspondence for local chapter of Red Cross, 2006

Translation of Polish article for musictoday.com, 2005

Polish language interpreter, community outreach at request of Virginia Men’s Crew (Virginia Rowing Association) equipment manager, 2005

Polish language consultant (translation and pronunciation) for Waynesboro Players production of Pierre and Marie, Staunton, Virginia, 2004-05

National   and / or   International

Chair, Subcommittee on Digital Projects, Committee on Library and Information Resources, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, 2014-2016

Reviewer, Slavic and East European Information Resources, 2014

Abstract Reviewer, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Annual Convention, 2006-08

Grant Reviewer (Combined Research and Language Training, Research Scholar, NEH-National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research, Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), and Business Language and Internship (BRLI) grant programs), American Councils for International Education ACTR-ACCELS, Washington, D.C., 2005-2006

Member, Education Committee, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2003-06

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PROFESSIONAL   ASSOCIATIONS

American Library Association
American Literary Translators Association
Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Association for Women in Slavic Studies
Association of Research Libraries
Polish Studies Association

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Russian, Polish, and Modern Greek.
Reading knowledge of Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Ukrainian, and French.

ADDITIONAL   SKILLS  &  TRAINING

 

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