Mikhail Oshukov, Candidate of Philology
Mikhail Oshukov studied Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Translation Studies, History and Philosophy at St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) State University and defended his Candidate of Philology dissertation on American transcendentalists in 1998. He has held various teaching positions at the Department of English and German Studies, Petrozavodsk State University, since 1999 as Associate Professor. He has also taught at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, and conducted his doctoral research at Valdosta State University (2000–2001), and the University of Texas, Austin (2004–2005), as a Fulbright Scholar Program Fellow. Currently, he is working on his PhD dissertation about the representation of otherness in Russian and European literary modernism, at the department of Comparative Literature, University of Turku.
His areas of interest include literary modernism and postmodernism, narrative studies, otherness, and time and space in literature. His articles and conference papers discuss such authors as Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, R.W. Emerson and H.D. Thoreau.