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Ann Komaromi

Ann Komaromi

Assistant Professor
Centre for Comparative Literature
University of Toronto

Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1K9, Canada

office: Northrop Frye 234

tel: 416.585-4425, fax 416.813.4040

Research Interests:

Ann Komaromi’s research interests center on late Soviet culture, especially uncensored literature and unofficial art, and the history of dissidence. Komaromi has been working on Samizdat as a problem of textual culture and material texts for some time. She has applied the prism of Samizdat to the Soviet Jewish movement for aliya and problems of imagining community in the postmodern era. Broadly speaking, theoretical interests include the avant-garde, post-structuralism, print culture and material texts, performativity and the imagination of subjective agency and community.


Ph. D., The University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2001
M. A., The University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1997
B. A., Northwestern University, 1994

Current Projects:

Komaromi is currently completing a book-length study on Samizdat, Literature and History in the Late Soviet Era, which treats uncensored novels by Aksenov, Bitov and Ven. Erofeev. She has been working on a catalog of Soviet Samizdat Periodicals, 1956-86, and continues to research Soviet nonconformist art and its reception in Paris in the 1970s.

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