Sharon Lubkemann Allen, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor
- (585) 395-5828
Office: 224 LAB
Teaching and Creative Interests: Modern Russian and East European, Luso-Brazilian, French, Transnational Fiction and Film, Cultural and Literary Theory
Ph.D., Princeton University
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, SUNY-Brockport, 2005-present.
- ENG 112: College Comp
- HON 112: Border Crossings: Reimag[in]ing Story & History, Fiction & Documentary
- ENL 165: Underground Conciousness
- ENG 223: Modern World Literature
- ENG 303: Intro. to Literary Analysis: Language, Landscape, Longing & Lies in modern Literature
- ENG 314: modern European Literature: Executions, Authorship & Authority
- ENG 317: Slavic Literature: Wit & Witness
- ENG 319: Comparative Literature: Crossings
- ENG 351: Urban Contexts & Urbane Consciousness in Modern Fiction & Film
- ENG 363: Writing in Exile
- ENG 409: Postmodernism in World Literature: Theory of the Novel & the Novel's Play with Theory
- ENG/WMS42/542: Sex & the City: Contemporary Women Writers & Cosmopolitanism
- ENG/WMS442/542: Women & Memoir: Re-membering (his)story in Art & Literature
- ENL 448/548: Idiots, Fools & Madmen: Dialogues with Dostoevsky in Fiction
- ENL/FLM 463/563: International Film: (Re)visionary Soviet & Post-Soviet Filmmakers
- ENG 472: Senior Seminar in Contemporary European Literature: Re-mapping Cultural Memory
- ENL 478/578: Critical Approaches
- ENG 604: World Modernisms
- ENG 625: Tolstoy & Dostoevsky: Ethics & Aesthetics
Fulbright Fellow, Programa em Teoria da Literatura & Departamento de Estudos Anglísticos, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, 2009-2010.
- Idiots, Fools & Madmen: Dialogues with Dostoevsky in World Literature
- Film & Theory Writing in Exile: Transgression, Transculturation, Translation, Translingualism & the Tasks of Literature
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, 2004–2005.
- Dream & Nightmare in Modern Fiction & Film
Lecturer/AI, Departments of Comparative Literature, Humanities, Romance Languages and Literature, Slavic Languages & Literature, Visual Arts, & Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, 1999-2004.
- Modern European Writers, AI, 1999
- Graduate Seminar on Teaching Literature, Co-Instructor, 2001, 2003
- Madness & Modern Fiction, Lecturer, Princeton Writing Progra, 2002-2003
- Dirty Words: Satire, Slander, and Society, AI, 2003
- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, AI, 2004
- Cinema from WWII to the Present, AI, 2004.
Lecturer, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University, Newark.
- Modern Brazilian Literature: City, Carnival, and Consciousness, Instructor, Fall 2003.
Teaching and Creative Interests
Comparative literature and literary theory
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian, East European, French, and Luso-Brazilian fiction and film
European modernism and post-modernism
Urban literature and culture
- Princeton University, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, May 2004.
- École Normale Supérieure and Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, France, 2000–2001.
- Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal, research funded by Princeton University grants, summers 1999, 2001.
- Petersburg State University, International Dostoevsky Museum, and Institute of Russian Literature–Pushkinskii Dom, independent research, graduate seminar, and internship, Russia, summer 1998.
- University of Dallas. M.A. in English and Comparative Literature and Theory, 1996.
- Millersville University, advanced graduate work in sculpture, 1992–1993.
- Research and work in fine arts, funded by a Yale University fellowship, Ukraine and Russia, 1991–1992.
- Yale University, B.A. in Soviet and East European Studies, 1991.
- Bryn Mawr College/American Council of Teachers of Russian, Moscow, Russia, summer 1989.
- Preparatory education in Lisbon, Portugal and NJ, USA.
Fellowships, Grants, and Honors
- Provost’s Post-tenure Research Fellowship, SUNY-Brockport, 2012-2013.
- Fulbright Scholars Fellowship, University of Lisbon, 2009-2010.
- Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave, NY/United University Professions & SUNY-Brockport, spring 2010.
- Scholarly Incentive Grants, Individual Development Grants, & Sponsored Program Incentive Awards in support of research and conference presentations, SUNY-Brockport & UUP, 2005-2011.
- Discretionary salary increases for exceptional scholarship, SUNY-Brockport, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010.
- Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2004–2005.
- Princeton University Fellowship, Department of Comparative Literature, 1997–2002.
- Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel, 1998-2004.
- Princeton Graduate School Summer Stipends for Dissertation Research, Paris and Lisbon, 2000, 2001.
- Council on Regional Studies Grants & Mary Cross Fellowship, St. Petersburg & Lisbon, summers 1998, 1999.
- University of Dallas Fellowship for Graduate Studies, 1994–1996.
- Millersville University Fellowship, 1992.
- H. H. Rice Fellowship, Yale University, research and work in the fine arts, Ukraine & Russia, 1991–1992.
Native Portuguese and English
Professional fluency in Russian and French
Exhibitions of drawings, sculpture, black-and-white photography.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions at Different Path Gallery, Brockport, NY: Reconfiguring the Nude, Feb. 2013; Brockport Artist’s Guild: current work, April 2013.
António Feijó, Dean of the Faculdadede Letras and Professor in the Program in Literary Theory, Universidade de Lisboa. (email@example.com)
Caryl Emerson, A. Watson Armour, III, University Professor and Chair of Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature, Princeton University. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
K. David Jackson, Professor of Portuguese, Yale University. (email@example.com)
Maria DiBattista, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Chair, Committee for Film Studies, Princeton University. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Onésimo Almeida, Professor of Portuguese, Brown University.
Ralph Black, Director of the Writers Forum and Professor of Creative Writing, Department of English, State University of New York, Brockport (email@example.com)
P. Adams Sitney, Chair, Film Studies, Creative Workshop, Princeton University. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michael Wood, Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923, Chair and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University. (email@example.com)
To view Dr. Allen's book abstract, please refer to her CV.