Vera Faber

Postdoctoral Fellow (MSCA)
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Academic Interests

My research interests include intertextuality, intermedia, border aesthetics, cultural semiotics, word-image-relations, photography, centre-periphery-relations, multilingualism, cultural memory discourses, the avant-garde movements in Russia and in the Ukraine, and the interrelations of art and politics in the Soviet Union.

MSCA Research Project

In my current MSCA project Soviet Ellipses at ILOS, I examine ellipses (i.e. conscious omissions) as Techniques of Border Transgression in Soviet Photography, Literature, and Everyday Life.

Courses taught

  • New Design University (2015–2018)
    Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Art History, to Cultural Studies, and to Academic Writing; Cultural History of Signs: Semiotics (with Sergius Kodera); History of Photography; Advertising Photography; Documentary Photography; Film of the 1980s.
  • U of Zagreb (2018–2020)
    Undergraduate Courses: Literary Interpretation; Introduction to Literary Studies; German Literature in the 18th Century; Austrian and German Literature after 1945;

    Graduate Courses: Austrian History of the 20th Century: Collective Identity and Collective Memory.

Academic Background

  • 2017: Dr. phil, Doctoral studies in Slavic Literature and Culture / Ukrainian Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2012: Mag. phil., M.A.-studies (Diplomstudium) in Slavic Studies / Russian at the University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2010: MDes, Master of Design, Faculty of Design, New Design University Sankt Pölten, Lower Austria.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants (selection)

  • 2021–2023: Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship, awarded by the European Council.
  • 2020–2021: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, awarded by the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
  • 2018: Post-DocTrack Pilot Program Fellowship, awarded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).
  • 2018: Doc.Award (Best Dissertations Award), awarded by the University of Vienna and the City of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2014: Senkowsky-Prize (Best Student Award), awarded by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, USA.
  • 2014–2017: DOC-Fellowship, awarded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria.
  • 2014: Research Grant, awarded by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Germany.

Positions held

  • 2020–2021: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
    Research Project: “Multilingualism and the Literary Canon in (Post-)Soviet Ukraine”.
  • 2018–2020: University Lecturer for German and Austrian Literature and Culture (OeAD), Department of German Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 2015–2018: University Lecturer for Aesthetics and Cultural Studies at the Department of Graphic Design and Media Design, Faculty of Design, New Design University, Lower Austria.
  • 2016: Visiting Researcher, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, USA.
  • 2014–2017: Recipient of a DOC-Fellowship of the Austrian Academy o Sciences (ÖAW) at the Institute of Slavonic Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2014: Research Fellow at the State Library Berlin, Germany.
  • 2012–2014: Research and Teaching Fellow (OeAD) at the Institute of Philology, University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

Tags: Ukrainian Studies, Ukrainian Literature, Modern Russian Literature, Ukrainian Avant-garde, Russian Avant-garde, Soviet and post Soviet Culture, Literary Theory, Borders, Semiotics, Formalism, Image Science, Aesthetics, Photography

Selected publications

Monographs

2019

Vera Faber, Die ukrainische Avantgarde zwischen Ost und West. Intertextualität, Intermedialität und Polemik im ukrainischen Futurismus und Konstruktivismus der späten 1920er-Jahre. Bielefeld: Transcript 2019.

2018

Vera Faber, Nur der Unsinn gibt der Zukunft Inhalt. Futurismus und Wort-Bild-Kunst der russischen Avantgarde in Tifis 1917–1921. Wuppertal: Arco Wissenschaft 2018.

Edited Volumes

2021

Vera Faber and Barbara Seidl (ed.): Grenzüberschreitungen & Grenzüberschreibungen in Theorie, Literatur und Kultur. Wien 2021.

2020 Vera Faber, Ivan Megela, and Wolfgang Müller-Funk (ed.): Antolohija sučas’noj avstrijs’koj prozy. Kyjiv 2020.

2016

Vera Faber, Dmytro Horbachov, and Johann Sonnleitner (ed.): Österreichische und ukrainische Literatur und Kunst. Frankfurt a. M. 2016.

2014

Vera Faber, Jakub Forst-Battaglia, Ivan Megela, and Mykola Vorobej (ed.): Antolohiia avstriiis‘koi prozy pochatku XX stolittia. Kyiv 2014.

Articles (selection)

   

2021

Vera Faber, “‘Halbkoloniale Existenz’ und ‘Erschossene Wiedergeburt’ – Zu einigen Opfermythen im literarisch-künstlerischen Diskurs der (post)sowjetischen Ukraine”, in: András Balogh and Christoph Leitgeb (ed.), Opfermythen in Zentraleuropa. Wien 2021, p. 173–182.

2019

Vera Faber, “Polyglossie postimperial? – Zur Funktion von Mehrsprachigkeit in der ukrainischen Kultur der 1920er-Jahre”, in: Marijan Bobinac et al. (ed.), Mehrsprachigkeit in Imperien/Multi­lingualism in Empires, Zagreb 2019, p. 262–278.

2019

Vera Faber, “Neues Bauen in einem Neuen Wien? – Österreich und der sowjetische Konstruktivismus”, in: Primus-Heinz Kucher et al. (ed.), Der lange Schatten des “Roten Oktober”, Berlin 2019, p. 329–347.

2019 Vera Faber, “Bauhaus ta Nova Generaciia – kontakty, impul’sy, analohiii”, in: Dmytro Horbachov et al. (ed.), Materyk ukraiins’koho avanhardu na mapi svitu, Kyiv 2019, p. 8–16.

2017

Vera Faber, “Utopian Vision of the Future by referring to the Past – the Female Artisan Cooperatives of Folk Futurists”, in: Marina Dmitrieva et al. (ed.), Community and Utopia: Artist's Colonies in Eastern Europe from the Fin-de-Sie`cle to Socialist Period. Vilnius 2017, p. 59–76.

2016 Vera Faber, “Konzept und Wirklichkeit. Frauen in der Wiener Moderne und in der ukrainischen Avantgarde”, in: Vera Faber et al. (ed.), Österreichische und ukrainische Literatur und Kunst. Kontakte und Kontexte in Moderne und Avantgarde. (= Wechselwirkungen 20), Frankfurt a. M. 2016, p. 33–56.
2015 Vera Faber, “Wahrnehmungsdissonanzen, blinde Flecken und die ‘Idee der Nation’ – Zu einigen Symptomen einer ukrainischen Kultur in der Dauerkrise”, in: Evgeniya Bakalova et al. (ed.), Ukraine. Krise und Perspektivenwechsel, Berlin 2015, p. 27–46.

2015

Vera Faber, “Die Rezeption der deutschen Moderne in der ukrainischen Avantgarde. Eine Annäherung in drei Beispielen”, in: Zeitschrift für Slawistik 2015/60(2), p. 228–241.

2014 Vera Faber, “Iskusstvo vo vtoroj stepeni” – K voprosu intertekstual’nogo prisutstviia Il’i Zdanevicha i Alekseia Kruchenykha v tvorchestve Igoria Terent’eva”, in: Korneliia Ichin (ed.), Dada po-russki, Beograd 2014, p. 171–188.
     
     
       
       
       
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