Aleksandra Kudryashova

Aleksandra Kudryashova

Bok Pedagogy Fellow; Remote Teaching Fellow
Aleksandra Kudryashova

M.A. Research Master in Literary and Cultural Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
M.A./Diploma Philological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Aleks Kudryashova is a PhD candidate at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She earned her degree in Philology, German and International Literatures at the Moscow State Lomonosov University in 2009, and in 2013 completed her M.A. degree in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the politics of space and spatial representation, the history of urban imagery and imaginary as well as the broader relationship between architecture, literature, and the visual arts in 19th-21st century Germany, Austria, and beyond. Her dissertation, titled Politics of the Reel: Urban Imagination and Production of Public Space in East and West Berlin, investigates cinematic representations of and reflections on architecture and public space in East and West Berlin in the last decade before the fall of the wall.


  • “Brecht, Bildung, and the Search for Epic Architecture.” Forthcoming in Karl-Marx-Hof: Schlüsselbau der Moderne (2020).
  • “Urban Planning,” “Architecture” (co-authored), “Interior Design.” Forthcoming in The Red Vienna Sourcebook, edited by Rob McFarland, Georg Spitaler, Ingo Zechner (Camden House, 2020).
  • “Stadtplanung,” “Architektur” (co-authored), “Wohnen.”  Forthcoming in Das Rote Wien. Schlüsseltexte der Zweiten Wiener Moderne, 1919-1934, edited by Rob McFarland, Georg Spitaler, Ingo Zechner (DeGruyter, 2020).
  • “The Ecstasies of Mela Hartwig-Spira: Between Laughter and Terror.” Forthcoming in Women in German Expressionism: Gender, Sexuality, Activism, ed. by Anke Finger and Julie Shoults (
  • “Concrete Dreams: Architecture and Space in late GDR Film.” THRESHOLDS 46: Scatter! (Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018).
  • “Wertewelten.” Normen, Standards, Werte – was die Welt zusammenhält, Schriftenreihe Wertewelten, edited by Assmann, Baasner, Wertheimer, Vol. 3. (Baden-Baden, 2011), 207-209.

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