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Prof. dr. mr. D.G. (Dennis) Ioffe

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Slavische talen en culturen
Fotograaf: onbekend

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  • Profile

    Prof 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 is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies (Titulaire de la Chaire de langue et littérature Russe). Département d’enseignement de Langues et Lettres, Faculté de Lettres, Traduction et Communication, Université libre de Bruxelles.

    Before coming at ULB Dr Ioffe served as a Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages and Culture (Slavic & East-European), The Faculty of Arts, Ghent University, Belgium. He serves also as a Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Slavic Languages & Cultures and ASCA.

    Since January 2016 Dr Ioffe is Co-Editor-in-Chief, 'Russian Literature', Elsevier Science BV.


    Aside of UGent, during his career Dennis Ioffe has held lecturing and research appointments at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Memorial University (Canada), University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). He has authored more than 100 scholarly articlesand edited/co-edited several academic collections appeared with major academic publishers in Western Europe and the US.

    Dr Ioffe’s publications have appeared in “Soviet and Post-Soviet Review”, “Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism”, “East European Jewish Affairs”, “Russian Studies in Literature”, “New Literary Review” (NLO), “Studies in Slavic Cultures,” “Australian Slavonic an East European Studies”, “Neohelicon,” “Slavonic and East European Review,” “The Journal of European Studies,” “Russian Literature” (Elsevier Science), “Slavic & East European Journal,” “Acta Semiotica Fennica,” “Kritika i Semiotika,” “New Zealand Slavonic Journal,” “Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology,” “Philologica,” “Tijdschrift voor Slavische Literatuur,” “Slavica Occitania,” and others.

    Dennis Ioffe currently works on a number of Russia and Eastern Europe related research projects focused on the intersections between art and politics, between culture and activism which spread chronologically from the early days of international Modernism till the contemporary protests.

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  • University teaching and research interests

    University teaching and research interests

    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 design.
    Main fields of comparative research encompass: the language and culture of the Russian Modernism, Narratology, Art History, Russian Symbolism, Avant-Garde, Philosophy of Language, Semiotics of culture, Moscow Art-conceptualism,Russian-Jewish cultural relations, Soviet art of the dissent and underground, Radical Left movements, Politics of language, Discourse analysis.  

    Since September 2020 Dennis is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies (Titulaire de la Chaire de langue et littérature Russe). Département d’enseignement de Langues et Lettres, Faculté de Lettres, Traduction et Communication, Université libre de Bruxelles.

    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.
    For a number of years Dennis Ioffe served as an Assistant Professor ("Doctor-Assistent") appointed by the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Ghent University, Belgium. His activities there included 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 15 years:
    Select culture courses (full standard responsibility for teaching and grading):

    Russian cultural history: An overview
    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. 

    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)                                                                                                                                                                                  Slavic religion 
    Semiotics and philosophy of language                                                                                                                                                                                  Art history
    Theory (literature and culture)
    Russian and International Modernism as interdisciplinary phenomenon
    Russian civilization/history (various periods)
    Russian and West-European cinema 
    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 "Orientalism"
    Russian-Jewish cultural relations.

  • Publicaties


    • Ioffe, D. G. (2020). The Grand Narrative of the Mukhomor: “Communist Dunaev” as a Mushroom Eater in Mifogennaia Liubov’ Kast: Understanding the Ethnobotanical History of the Younger Group of Russian Conceptualists. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 47(2), 135-184. https://doi.org/10.30965/18763324-04702002


    • Ioffe, D. (2011). K osmysleniju tradicii ėksperimenta v russkoj kul'ture: ispytanie kak priem: vvedenie k vypusku. Russian Literature, 69(2-4), 169-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ruslit.2011.08.001 [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2011). U probleme svetonosnych lučej solica i religii v kontekstu kul'turnych ustremlenij russkogo modernizma: zametki k teme. In N. V. Zlydneva, M. L. Spivak, & T. V. Civ'jan (Eds.), Chudožnik i ego tekst: russkij avangard: istorija, razvitie, značenie: k 80-letiju Vjačeslava Vsevolodoviča Ivanova (pp. 330-353). Moskva: Nauka. [details]


    • Ioffe, D. (2010). Gustav Shpet religii︠a︡ i problema Znaka: imi︠a︡slavie vs. fenomenologii︠a︡ I semiologii︠a︡ ( k pervichnoǐ postanovke voprosa). In Gustav Shpet i ego filosofskoe nasledie: u istokov semiotiki i strukturalizma (pp. 192-200). Moskva: Rossiǐskai︠a Politicheskai︠a Ėnciclopedii︠a (ROSSPEN). [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2010). [Review of: M. Klimova (2009) Moi︠a︡ teorii︠a︡ literatury]. In Unknown Kharkov, Moscow: IntelRos, MacArthur Foundation. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2010). Идеология авангарда как феномен фантома. Посцкриптум к дискуссии = The ideology of the avant-garde as a phantom phenomenon: a postscript to the discussion. Russian Literature, 67(3-4), 417-441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ruslit.2010.10.008 [details]


    • Ioffe, D. (2009). Eščo raz K voprosu o teorii znaka i roli Drevnego Egipta v kontekste Chlebnikova: vzgljad sub specie semioticae na predmet odyševlenija znaka. In V. V. Ivanov (Ed.), Russkaja antropologičeskaja škola (pp. 241-258). Moskva: Russian State University for the Humanities. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2009). Homo somatikos and homo ludens in Russian modernist life-creation: sign-systems and the transgressive 'plastic gesture'. Acta semiotica fennica, 34, 640-651. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2009). Ideologija avangarda kak fenomen fantoma: postskriptum k dikussii. In K. Ičin (Ed.), Avangard i Ideologija: Russkie primery Avant-garde and ideology: Russian cases (pp. 43-67). Belgrad: Filologičeskij Fak. Belgradskogo Univ.. [details]


    • Dobrenko, E., & Ioffe, D. (2008). Вступление. Russian Literature, 63(2-4), 167-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ruslit.2008.04.002 [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). 'The discourses of love': some observations regarding Charles Baudelaire in the context of Brjusov's and Blok's vision of the 'Urban Woman'. Russian Literature, 64(1), 19-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ruslit.2008.07.002 [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Ancient Egypt as the other: Russian silver age at the crossroads of cultural fashions. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 42, 157-168. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Gustave Chpet, la religion et le problème du signe (glorification du nom vs phénoménologie et sémiologie). Slavica Occitania, 26, 149-159. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). K voprosu o besslovesnosti, bespredmetnosti i tradit︠s︡ii Vizantiǐskogo isikhazma: Kazimir Malevich, radikalʹnai︠a︡ modernistskai︠a︡ abstrakt︠s︡ii︠a︡ i problema otobrazhenii︠a︡ onticheskoǐ tishiny (Predvaritelʹnye zamechanii︠a︡). In W. G. Weststeijn (Ed.), The Case of the Avant-Garde: Delo Avangarda (pp. 581-616). (Pegasus Oost-Europese Studies). Amsterdam: Pegasus. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). K voprosu ob eroticheskom substrate fenomena modernstskogo zhiznetvorchestva: sluchai Bloka i Kharmsa: modelirovanie tekstov zhizni i tekstov poėzii. In D. H. Ioffe (Ed.), Diskursy telesnosti i ėrotisma v literature i kul'ture: ėpocha modernizma (pp. 241-299). (Russkai︠a︡ potaennai︠a︡ literatura). Moscow: Ladomir scholarly publishers. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Kont︠s︡ept︠s︡ii︠a︡ kineticheskogo personazha v rakurse bakhtinskoǐ teorii literaturnogo geroi︠a︡. In E. de Haard, W. Honselaar, & J. Stelleman (Eds.), Literature and beyond: Festschrift for Willem G. Weststeijn. -vol. 1 (pp. 347-361). (Pegasus Oost-Europese Studies; No. 11). Amsterdam: Pegasus. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Russian and European Modernism and the idea of life-creation. Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics, 51, 151-180. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Smertʹ avtora kak problema. Skriptor, funkt︠s︡ii i obshchiǐ vopros ponimanii︠a︡ literaturnogo teksta. Mirgorod, 1, 93-108. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Transcende te ipsum. Дионисийская константа модернистского мифа - «Смерть в Венеции» Томаса Манна в контексте европейской мифопоэтики. Заметки к вопросу о критическом изучении сновидческого нарративa. Kritika i Semiotika, 12, 192-230. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Velimir Chlebnikov i diskurs Vostoka: Sufizm, bukvy, chisla i mistika islamskogo dukhovnogo zhiznedeǐstvii︠a︡. In V. Chlěbnikov (Ed.), Doski sud'by Velimira Chlebnikova: tekst i konteksti (pp. 547-637). Moscow: Tri Kvadrata Academic Publishers. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Пассивное противостояние диамату на пути к онтологии и феноменологии: Имяславие и критическое неогумбольдтианство: русские религиозные философы и Густав Шпет = The passive opposition to dialectical materialism on the way to ontology and phenomenology: 'Imiaslavie' and critical neo-Humboldtianism: Russian religious philosophers and Gustav Shpet. Russian Literature, 63(2-4), 293-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ruslit.2008.04.008 [details]


    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Alternative language theory under Stalin: philosophy and religion at the crossroads in the nascent Soviet Union. Studies in Slavic Cultures, 6, 25-65. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Religion and language: semiotic reflections on the tradition of Russian imiaslavie. In Kritika i Semiotika (pp. 109-172). Novosibirsk, Moscow: Novosibirsk State University, RGGU.
    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Socialist realism and its economy. In NEW ZEALAND SLAVONIC JOURNAL (pp. 203-208). Christchurch, NZ: University of Canterbury.
    • Ioffe, D. (2007). The Second World War in the American and Russian Prose of Postmodern Tradition. In Y. Tretyakov, & N. A. Alexandrova (Eds.), Russian-American Links: Similar Issues, Different Versions (pp. 401-437). St. Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences.


    • Ioffe, D. (2006). Daniil Kharms as 'Homo Ludens': Ludic life-creation and the problem of the mask: on the role of ludism in the poet's activity. Russian Literature, 60(3-4), 325-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ruslit.2007.01.002
    • Ioffe, D. (2006). Daniil Kharms: igrovoe zhiznetvorchestvo i problema maski. In Kharms-AvantGarde: Stoletie Daniila Kharmsa Belgrade, Serbia: University of Belgrade, Serbia.
    • Ioffe, D. (2006). Modernism in the context of Russian 'life-creation'. In NEW ZEALAND SLAVONIC JOURNAL Christchurch, NZ: University of Canterbury.
    • Ioffe, D. (2006). Post-symbolist life-creation in the Russian literature of the land of Israel. In Jews and Slavs: the Russian word in the land of Israel, the Jewish word in Russia (pp. 105-128). Jerusalem, Israel: The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Magnes Academic Press.
    • Ioffe, D. (2006). The reception of ancient Egypt in Russian modernism sub specie semiotics. In Kritika i Semiotika (pp. 86-102). Novosibirsk, Moscow: Novosibirsk University, RGGU.
    • Ioffe, D. (2006). Velimir Khlebnikov on the Margins of Islam: 'Urus Dervish' and 'Gul-Mulla' from the vantage point of Khlebnikov’s biography and poetics. In Philologica (pp. 217-258). Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences.
    • Ioffe, D. (2006). Velimir Khlebnikov. CheKa i amfibolicheskii diskurs. In Kritika i Semiotika (pp. 112-141). Novosibirsk, Moscow: Novosibirsk University, RGGU.


    • Ioffe, D. (2012). "Krymskij tekst" i jazyki kul'tury vzaimnogo obogaščenija: "Dom poėta" i mifotvorčeskij oblik Maksimiliana Vološina skvoz' prizmu memuarnych istočnikov. In R. Genis, E. de Haard, J. Kalsbeek, E. Keizer, & J. Stelleman (Eds.), Between West and East: Festschrift for Wim Honselaar on the occasion of his 65th birthday (pp. 301-316). (Pegasus Oost-Europese studies; No. 20). Amsterdam: Pegasus. [details]


    • Ioffe, D. (2008). Ot redaktora. In D. G. Ioffe (Ed.), Diskursy telesnosti i ėrotizma v literature i kulʹture: ėpokha modernizma (pp. 5-19). (Russkaia potaennaia literatura; No. 32). Moskva: Ladomir. [details]
    • Ioffe, D. G. (2008). Diskursy telesnosti i ėrotizma v literature i kulʹture: ėpokha modernizma. (Russkaia potaennaia literatura; No. 32). Moskva: Ladomir. [details]


    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Iazyk, religiia i sposobnost'intellektual'noi refleksii [Review of: E. Gurko (2006) Bozhestvennaia onomatologia. Imenovanie Boga v imyaslavii, simvolizme i dekonstruktsii]. Russkij Zŭrnal, (April).
    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Lotman v segodniashnem nauchnom kontekste izucheniia kul'tury [Review of: A. Schönle (2006) Lotman and Cultural Studies Encounters and Extensions]. Russkij Zŭrnal, (November).
    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Semiotika kak predmet zhizni [Review of: (2007) The 9th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / AIS]. In Unknown Helsinki: University of Helsinki.
    • Ioffe, D. (2007). Velimir Khlebnikov, misticheskii Islam i diskurs Vostoka. In Doski Sud'by i vokrug. Stat'i materialy (pp. 529-623). Moscow: Tri Kvadrata Academic Publishers.


    • Ioffe, D. (2010). Ljoedmila Chodynskaja: een Russische dichteres in Amsterdam. Tijdschrift voor Slavische Literatuur, 56, 17-19. [details]


    • Ioffe, D. (editor) (2007). Amsterdam International Electronic Journal for Cultural Narratology (Journal).


    • Ioffe, D. (speaker) (15-6-2007). Homo Somatikos and Homo Ludens. Russian Modernist Life-Creation as a Sign-System (the Notion of the Transgressive 'Plastic Gesture', The 9th world congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (AIS), Helsinki.
    • Ioffe, D. (speaker) (2-6-2007). The 'White colors' and the 'Solar Deities' in Russian Culture of the Avant-Garde, International Research conference, Moscow State University Institute of World Culture, Salvic Languages and Literatures, University of Amsterdam, Moscow.


    • Ioffe, D. (participant) (27-12-2007 - 30-12-2007). Annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), Chicago. Russian Modernist Life-Creation, it's decadent milieu and cultural roots (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Ioffe, D. (participant) (21-11-2007 - 24-11-2007). Congress, Bordeaux. Gustave Chpet et son héritage: Aux sources russes du structuralisme et de la sémiotique. Creuset d'influences et intériorisation des marges (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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