Dr Dennis G. Ioffe is a research fellow at the UvA Slavic Seminarium and the
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). He holds a PhD in Cultural
Analysis and Slavic Studies from the University of Amsterdam (2009).
Dennis Ioffe's primary appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor ("Doctor-Assistent") appointed by the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy ( Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte ) at Ghent University, Belgium.
During the academic year of 2008-2009 Dennis was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and German studies at Memorial University (St John's, Canada).
In 2011 he has served as Teaching & Research Fellow, managing the Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh, (Scotland, the UK).
Dr Ioffe has authored more than 50 scholarly articles, edited/co-edited
several academic collections. His publications appeared in "Studies in Slavic
Cultures", "Russian Literature", "Slavic & East European Journal", "Russkii
Journal", "Acta Semiotica Fennica", "Kritika i Semiotika", "New Zealand Slavonic
Journal", "Philologica", "Tijdschrift voor Slavische Literatuur", "Jews &
Slavs", "Slavica Occitania", etc.
Book-chapters and contributions he penned were issued with such series and publishing companies as: "Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics" (Amsterdam-New York), "Academic Studies Press" (Boston), "Nauka Publishers" (Moscow), "Elsevier Science" (Amsterdam-Oxford), "Pegasus Oost-Europese Studies" (Amsterdam), "Rodopi" (Amsterdam-New York), "Akademicheskii Proekt" (Sankt-Petersburg), "Open Society Institute" (Budapest), "Ladomir Research Publishing" (Moscow), "Magnes Academic Press" (Jerusalem), "ROSSPEN" (Moscow), etc.
He delivered over 30 conference presentations at major international venues: USA, Germany, Russia, the UK, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Israel, Finland, Serbia, Belgium, France, Ukraine, Canada.
Broadly speaking Dennis's specializations include Russian and East-European civilization (politics and culture) language instruction at all levels, Soviet/post-Soviet politics, media research and analysis, distance learning, curriculum development and instructional design.
Broadly speaking Dennis's specialisations include Russian
and East-European civilisation (politics and culture),
Soviet/post-Soviet politics, media research and analysis,
distance learning, curriculum development and instructional
Main fields of comparative research encompass: the language and culture of the Russian Modernism, Narratology Russian Symbolism, Avant-Garde, Philosophy of Language, Semiotics of culture, Moscow Art-conceptualism,Russian-Jewish cultural relations, Soviet art of the dissent, Radical Left movements, Politics of language, Discourse analysis.
Academic employment includes a research fellowship at the University of Amsterdam where Dennis Ioffe is responsible for several research projects (Elsevier Science BV), working as managing and contributing editor at the "Amsterdam Narratology" journal since 2003.
During 2008-2009 Dr Ioffe has also worked as an Assistant Professor of Russian and German Studies at Memorial University (Canada) with complete responsibility for undergraduate and graduate teaching and full curriculum administration.
In 2011 Dr Ioffe worked at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, the UK) as a research and teaching fellow at the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, managing all the relevant activities of this University Centre.
Since September 2011 Dennis Ioffe serves as an Assistant Professor ("Doctor-Assistent") appointed by the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Ghent University, Belgium. His activities there include conducting and publishing independent research approved by the University. Stimulating the research output of other team members that lead to scholarly publications which can be valorized by the Faculty of Arts in terms of Inter-University and Inter-Faculty funding mechanisms.Teaching graduate courses at the MA level across the curriculum.
Selected teaching experience during the last 7 years:
Culture courses (full standard responsibility for teaching and grading):
Russian 2900 (History of Russian Culture I): A chronological study of the evolution of Russian culture and intellectual history from pre-Christian ancient Rus' until approximately 1917.
Russian 2901 (History of Russian Culture II): A study of the evolution of Russian culture in the XX century.
Graduate program in Humanities (Humanities 6030, Spring 2009) Theory Seminar: "Avant-garde grotesque pragmatics".
Language/ elementary translation studies courses (full responsibility forall instruction and grading):
Russian 1000 (Elementary Russian Language I): For beginners. Introduction to the fundamentals of Russian.
Russian 2010 (Intermediate Russian Language I): Continuation of the study of basic grammar, reading and oral skills.
Russian 2011 (Intermediate Russian Language II): Continuation of Russian 2010.
Russian Studies Honours Language Course (Beginners and Advanced).
"Business Russian" special courses tailored for the Dutch businessmen interested in pursuing the East-European direction in their entrepreneurship.
Previous extensive teaching/research experience as TA and Graduate Assistant at the Universities of Amsterdam and Haifa.
His teaching interests represent a wide range of courses in the Humanities, including, but not limited to:
Various historical/cultural topics in Russian and European Studies (including politics and media)
Russian literature (various periods)
Semiotics and philosophy of language
Theory (literature and culture)
Russian and International Modernism as interdisciplinary phenomenon
Russian civilization/history (various periods)
Russian and West-European cinema (main landmarks)
Contemporary Russian politics and Russian new media
Russia and the EU; the relations of the post-Soviet states with the EU
Russian and Soviet visual culture (Russian art from the Middle Ages to Avant-Garde and Postmodernism)
Soviet history and politics
Russian-Jewish cultural relations.