Chair, Associate Professor of Russian, and Co- Director of the Russian Language Flagship Program
Office: Russian Center, 2nd Floor
Tim Harte received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2001, joining the faculty at Bryn Mawr a year later. His research interests center on 20th-century Russian literature, film, and culture. His book Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian Avant-Garde Culture, 1910-1930 (http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/4531.htm), published in 2009 by the University of Wisconsin Press, explores the modernist “cult of speed” that emerged in Russian avant-garde painting, poetry, and cinema. Tim has also published articles on the Aleksandr Sokurov film Russian Ark, the “ferroconcrete poetry” of Vasilii Kamensky, and the treatment of modern athletics in the verse of Osip Mandel’stam. His teaching interests include courses on 20th-century Russian literature (Nabokov, Chekhov), avant-garde culture, contemporary Russian culture, silent cinema, Soviet and Eastern European cinema of the 1960s, and, last but not least, the Russian language. In his spare time, Tim enjoys long distance running, watching soccer (specifically Arsenal), playing with his young son (Isaac), dog (Oliver) and cat (Thaddeus), and going to the movies.