Faculty Profile

Alyssa DeBlasio

Associate Professor of Russian (2010)

Contact Information

deblasia@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 115
717.245.1766

Bio

Her teaching and research interests fall primarily along the intersections of philosophy, Russian literature, and Russo-Soviet cinema. She is also interested in language learning through blogging and media, as well as practical translation skills for advanced language courses. Before coming to Dickinson, Prof. DeBlasio taught in the Department of Philosophy at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). In 2014 she published a book titled The End of Russian Philosophy (Palgrave), which looks at the transition of the discipline of philosophy in Russia from the 1990s through the 2000s. She also contributes to the Philosophy Department and the Film Studies Program.

Education

  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Ph.D., 2010

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

RUSS 231 Russian Conversation & Comp
Practice in the techniques and patterns of everyday conversation, especially as these reflect different cultural orientation. Reading and discussion of short works by well-known Russian authors. Prerequisite: 200 or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C.

RUSS 248 Russian Culture & the Environ
Taught in English.