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Jehanne Gheith, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature and Associate Professor in the Program in Education and Associate Professor of International Comparative Studies

Jehanne Gheith
Contact Info:
Office Location:  321C Languages Bldg, 133 Franklin Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3147
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page:  

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Housecs 59.13, House course (sp top) Synopsis
    Tba, M 07:00 PM-08:30 PM
  • Educ 112fs.01, Medical ethics, aging, eol Synopsis
    Carr 136, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Education:

MSWUNC-Chapel Hill2009
Ph.D.Stanford University1992
MA in Russian LiteratureStanford University, Stanford California1987
BA in Russian Literature (summa cum laude)Boston University, Boston, MA1983
Specialties:

Russian
International Comparative Studies
Women's Studies
Research Interests: 19th & 20th Century Literature, Gulag, Women's & Gender Studies, Cultural Memory

Current projects: "Voices from the Gulag": will appear in January 2011 from Palgrave MacMillan, Book ms, "A Dog Named Stalin: Memory, Trauma and the Gulag,? is a study of the Gulag based on life-history oral accounts., New research project beginning on the emerging Russian Hospice movement

My book manuscript, "A Dog Named Stalin: Memory, Trauma and the Gulag," is a study of the Gulag based on life-history oral accounts. The analysis is based on multiple interviews I have conducted over five years with fifteen survivors of the Gulag and their children. The study is organized around three themes: 1) the effects of about fifty years of enforced silence on individual memory; 2) the problem of public mourning and memorialization; and 3) an investigation of the ways in which the category of trauma must be modified or altered to suit the Russian context. Because many common ("Western") assumptions about trauma in general, and particularly around trauma and the Holocaust, are not adequate for the Russian context, the exploration of culturally specific reasons for these differences on one of the key contributions made by my study.

Areas of Interest:

Russian literature and culture, C 19 and 20
International Studies
Cultural memory
Gender studies

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Katherine Mohrig
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Goss, KA. "Introduction." 10 (June, 2014): 265-270. [doi]
  2. Gheith, J. "Reflections on Sibling Grief." Epilogue (Fall, 2005).
  3. Izatt, JA; Fujimoto, JG; Tuchin, VV; Wood, PH. "IntroductionIntroduction." 8213 (January, 2012): xv-xvii. [doi]
  4. Gheith, J. "Article on Gulag Research." Encompass (2012). (Spring, 2012. Although this is a student-run journal, it is important for me that Duke students share in my research on the Gulag, so I inlcude it here.)
  5. Gheith, J. "Gulag Voices."  January, 2011

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