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Kevin Moss

Jean Thomson Fulton Prof of Modern Lang & Literature

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 FIC 203

Kevin Moss graduated from Amherst College in 1977 and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1984, with a dissertation on Olga Freidenberg, who headed the Classics Department at Leningrad University. His translation of Freidenberg's Image and Concept: Mythopoetic Roots of Literature was published in 1997. Interest in Mikhail Bulgakov led to several publications and a website devoted to Bulgakov's Master and Margarita.

Since the early ‘90s he has studied gay & lesbian culture in Russia and Eastern Europe, and in 1997 he edited the first anthology of gay writing from Russia, Out of the Blue: Russia's Hidden Gay Literature (Gay Sunshine Press). His translations of the work of Evgeny Kharitonov have appeared in several anthologies and journals. Recent publications focus on queer characters in films from former Yugoslavia.

Prof. Moss teaches Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies in the Women and Gender Studies Program and has also taught Hungarian and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. At Middlebury he has also conducted the Middlebury Russian Choir and advised the Middlebury Open Queer Alliance.

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Selected Publications

“Queer as Metaphor: Representations of LGBT People in Central and Eastern European Film,” in Kuhar, Roman and Judit Takacs, eds. 2006. Beyond the Pink Curtain: Everyday Life of LGBT People in Eastern Europe. Peace Institute (Politike Symposion): Ljubljana, 249-267.

“’Ja nisam prava žena:’ Gender and Sexuality in Two Memoirs from Beograd” Hodzic A. & J. Postic (Eds.). Transgressing Gender: Two is not Enough for Gender (E)quality: The Conference Collection. Zagreb: CESI & Women's Room, 2006, 290-308.

“From Sworn Virgins to Transvestite Prostitutes: Performing Gender and Sexuality in Two Films from Yugoslavia,” in Aleksandar Stulhofer and Theo Sandfort, eds., Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia. NY: Haworth Pr., 2005, 79-94.

“The Underground Closet: Political and Sexual Dissidence in Eastern Europe,” in Ellen E. Berry, ed., Genders 22: Postcommunism and the Body Politic (1995), 229-251.

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