Since February 2010 Susanne Frank is Professor for Eastern Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the Institute for Slavistics at Humboldt University, Berlin. Since 2012 she is member of the Excellence Cluster Topoi.
Research and teaching focuses are in the field of Russian-speaking literatures from 18th-21st c.:

  • Symbolical construction of geocultural spaces; geopoetics
  • Semiotics of culture; (semiotic) cultural economy
  • Literatures in imperial und postimperial context
  • Discoursive strategies and narratives of cultural appropriation and legitimization of hegemony
  • Processes of canonization
  • Memory politics and their respective media strategies (visual memory, iconographic formulas and textual/narrative pendants)
  • War and media

Susanne Frank has cooperates with Princeton University, Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russian State University of the Humanities Moscow, Federal University of Siberia Krasnoyarsk (Russian Federation), State University Tomsk (Russian Federation), and Ilia University Tbilisi (Georgia)
In her research project “Translatio. Foundations and heritages of the imperial” she is associated with the Center for literary and cultural studies (Zentrum für Literatur und Kulturforschung) Berlin.
She is board member of “Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies” at Freie Universität, Berlin.
2013 started her membership in the Norwegian National Found Research project “Arctic Modernities” (Nr. 226030)

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