Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya

Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya

Contact Information

Associate Professor
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 370
Slavic (Russian)
Office Hours

M&W 2:00-3:00 & by appointment

Courtesy Associate Professor of English

Coordinator and Advisor

Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya (Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles) is Associate Professor of Slavic in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and Courtesy Associate Professor of English. She is the Coordinator and Graduate Advisor for the Slavic Program.

Her current book project Collecting Objects, Materializing Ethics investigates the relationship between collections of material objects and narrative. Professor Wakamiya’s research has been supported by a Senior Fellowship at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

For her teaching, Prof. Wakamiya has been recognized with an FSU Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Research Interests

20th- and 21st-century Russian literature and culture
Exile and emigration
Critical Theory
Material Approaches to Narrative and Culture

Courses Taught

Translation Theory and Practice
Critical Approaches to Vladimir Nabokov
Transnational Literature
Contemporary Russian Cinema
Survey of Russian Literature (in Russian)
The Slavic Vampire

Selected Publications

  • "Tarkovsky and Zvyagintsev: Influence, Depersonalization, Autonomy.” ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky. Ed. Sergei Toymentsev. University of Edinburgh, 2018.
  • Locating Exiled Writers in Contemporary Russian Literature: Exiles at Home. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2009.
  • Late and Post Soviet Russian Literature: A Reader. Co-edited with Mark Lipovetsky. Boston: Academic Studies Press. 2014.
  • "Vladimir Sorokin's Abject Bodies: Clones and the Crisis of Subjecthood." Vladimir Sorokin's Languages: Mediality, Interculturality, Translation. Tine Roesen and Dirk Uffelmann, eds. University of Bergen, 2013. 231-245.
  • "Post-Soviet Contexts and Trauma Studies." Slavonica, Vol. 17 No. 2, November, 2011, 135-45.
  • “Ritoricheskie konstruktsii repatriatsii v proizvedeniiakh Aleksandra Solzhenitsyna” (Rhetorical Constructions of Repatriation in the Work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn). Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie. Vol. 103 (2010). 232-245.
  • "Humbert's 'Gendered' Appeals to the Jury of Not His Peers," Approaches to Teaching Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita'. Galya Diment and Zoran Kuzmanovich, eds. New York: Modern Languages Association, 2008. 141-146.