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cultural representations of empire
gender studies
20th century literature
19th century literature

Natalie Rouland

Dissertation Title: "Ballet and the Imperial Body in Russian Literature, 1851-1895"

M.A. Thesis Title: "Feminine Filiation and the Absent Addressee in Tsvetaeva's 'Podruga' Cycle"


Fellowships and Grants:

  • Kennan Institute Short-Term Scholar Grant, 2009.
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. St. Petersburg, 2008-2009.
  • Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship. Stanford University, 2007-2008.
  • Kathryn R. Davis Travel Grant. AAASS National Graduate Student Award, 2008.
  • Stanford CREEES Research Travel Grant. St. Petersburg, 2006.
  • Stanford Graduate Research Opportunity Grant. St. Petersburg, 2006.
  • Wellesley College Knafel Traveling Fellowship. “In Search of Tsvetaeva: Translation and the Experience of Exile in Moscow, Prague, Berlin, and Paris,” 2001-2002.
  • IIE Fulbright Fellowship. “Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva: A Comparative Study of Silver Age Poets.” Affiliated with Russian State Humanities University. Moscow, 2000-2001.

Selected Conference Papers:

  • “Project of the Contemporary Ballet: Saltykov-Shchedrin on Saint-Léon’s 'The Golden Fish,'” November 2008 (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies).
  • “Tolstoy and the Prism of Realism: Images of the Russian Imperial Ballet,” Stanford University, April 2008 (Stanford Humanities Center).
  • “Estrangement, Enchantment, and Other Tricks of the Trade, Or Tolstoy’s Modernist Take on Ballet,” Princeton University, October 2007 (“Magic, Russian Modernism, and the Avant-garde” Symposium).
  • “The Representation of Ballet in Early Tolstoy,” Stanford University, April 2006 (California Slavic Colloquium).
  • “Echoes of Empire: Russian Self-Representation in Petrushka,” Miami University, October 2006 (Havighurst International Young Researchers Conference).
  • “Feminine Filiation and the Absent Addressee in Tsvetaeva’s Podruga Cycle,” University of California at Berkeley, April 2005 (California Slavic Colloquium).

Languages: English, Russian, Czech, French, German.