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Anastasiya Osipova

ANASTASIYA OSIPOVA is completing her Ph.D. at the Comparative Literature Department at NYU and teaches at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

DIFFICULT FACTS
Esfir Shub and the Problem of Realism

While the names of Dziga Vertov and Sergei Eisenstein are bound to evoke some, even if mostly schematic, associations in the popular memory, that of Esfir Shub, their colleague and sometime mentor, draws an unfortunate blank.

OCCUPYING THE DREAM FACTORY
Zoe Beloff’s A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood

Upon opening the door to my apartment in Saint Petersburg, I am suddenly and completely blinded by golden light. An instant later, the bright rectangle dashes away from my face and, in a quick jolt, describes the edges of the bare hallway with its peeling stucco and an oval of a mirror.

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