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Dr. I.S. (Irina) Souch

Faculty of Humanities
Literature and Linguistics

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 703
Postal address
  • Postbus 1642
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Irina Souch is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures of the University of Amsterdam and holds a position of Affiliated Researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) . Her monograph Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film (Bloomsbury 2017) focuses on the relation between the Soviet past and the state of Russian society today, public and scholarly discourses on Russian national identity, Russia’s relation to the West and the ways these questions are represented in popular media. She is also 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 2021- 2022 Irina is teaching the following courses

    Master's Thesis Seminar Compararive Cultural Analysis 

    Concepts for Cultural Analysis (MA)

    MA and BA thesis supervision in comparative literature and cultural analysis

    Courses taught previously

    Key Concepts / Literary Masterpieces / Literature, Crisis and the Contemporary / Contemporary Critical Theory / Literary and Cultural Theory / Thesis Writing Workshop / Analysis and Interpretation / Inleiding Literatuurwetenschap / Contexts and Frames / Contemporary Literature: the Extreme Contemporary Novel / Russian 19th Century Literature

    Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film
    Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch and Daan Wesselman
  • Publications




    • Ferdinand, S., Souch, I., & Wesselman, D. (Eds.) (2020). Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge. [details]
    • Souch, I. S. (2020). Transformations of the Evil Forest in the Swedish Television Series Jordskott. Nordicom Review, 41(s1), 107-122.
    • Souch, I. S. (2020). Without Witness: Privacy and Normal Life in Late Soviet Cinema. In T. Klepikova, & L. Raabe (Eds.), Outside the "Comfort Zone": Performances and Discourses of Privacy in Late Socialist Europe (pp. 203). (Rethinking the Cold War). De Gruyter.
    • Wesselman, D., Ferdinand, S., & Souch, I. (2020). Introduction: Interrupting Globalisation - Heterotopia in the Twenty-First Century. In S. Ferdinand, I. Souch, & D. Wesselman (Eds.), Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 1-18). London: Routledge. [details]




    • Souch, I. S. (2015). Tales of Russianness: Post-Soviet identity formation in popular film and television. [details]
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