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dr. I.S. (Irina) Souch

Faculty of Humanities

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    Irina Souch is Researcher in Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures of the University of Amsterdam and holds a position of Affiliated Researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) . Her monograph Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film (Bloomsbury 2017) focuses on the relation between the Soviet past and the state of Russian society today, public and scholarly discourses on Russian national identity, Russia’s relation to the West and the ways these questions are represented in popular media. She is also coeditor of the contributed volume Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming at Routledge in 2020).

    Her current work addresses narrative, aesthetic and political functions of landscape in television drama and film which requires exploration of various aspects of contemporary critical theory, philosophy, cultural geography, and film and television studies.



    In the academic year 2018- 2019 Irina is teaching the following courses

    MA and BA thesis supervision in comparative literature and cultural analysis

    Courses taught previously

    Analysis and Interpretation

    Literary Masterpieces

    Inleiding Literatuurwetenschap

    Contexts and Frames

    Contemporary Literature: the Extreme Contemporary Novel

    Russian 19th Century Literature

    Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film

  • Publications


    • Wesselman, D. V., Souch, I. S., & Ferdinand, S. R. (Accepted/In press). Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge.


    • Peeren, E., & Souch, I. S. (2019). Romance in the cowshed: Challenging and reaffirming the rural idyll in the Dutch reality TV show Farmer Wants a Wife. Journal of Rural Studies, 67, 37-45.


    • Souch, I. S. (2015). Tales of Russianness: Post-Soviet identity formation in popular film and television [details]
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