Irina Souch is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis in the Department of Literature and Linguistics of the University of Amsterdam and holds a position of Affiliated Researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). She is the author of the monograph Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film (Bloomsbury 2017) and a coeditor of the contributed volume Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge 2020).
Her current work addresses narrative, aesthetic and political functions of landscape in serial television drama and film which requires exploration of various aspects of contemporary critical theory, philosophy, cultural geography, and film and television studies.
In the academic year 2022- 2023 Irina is teaching the following courses
Master's Thesis Seminar Compararive Literature / Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis / Narratological and Discursive Analysis / Academic Writing
Courses taught previously
Concepts for Cultural Analysis (rMA) / Master's Thesis Seminar Compararive Cultural Analysis / Literary Masterpieces / Literature, Crisis and the Contemporary / Contemporary Critical Theory / Literary and Cultural Theory / Analysis and Interpretation / Introduction to Literary Studies (in Dutch)/ Contexts and Frames / Contemporary Literature: the Extreme Contemporary Novel / Russian 19th Century Literature