José Alaniz

José Alaniz

Program Director
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 2003 Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Adjunct, Comparative Literature
M256 Smith, Box 353580
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My research interests include Russian culture, death and dying, disability, cinema, eco-criticism and comics. In 2005 the Comics Section of the American Popular Culture Association I was awarded the Thomas Inge Prize for Comics Scholarship, for the essay “Death and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond.” Current book projects are Comics and Comic Art in Post-Soviet Russia and Death, Disability and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond. I am also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

Other Courses Taught: 
RUSS 420/C. LIT 320 - Disability in Russian Culture, Winter, 2005
RUSS 420/C. LIT 320 - Healthcare, Death and Disability in Modern Europe, Spring, 2005