Robert Efird

Robert Efird, Associate Professor of Russian

Robert Efird, Associate Professor of Russian
Robert Efird, Associate Professor of Russian

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
305 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362 | refird@vt.edu

Robert Efird is an Associate Professor of Russian in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. 

  • Russian Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Narrative Theory
  • Theology
  • Cinema
  • PhD. University of Virginia
  • Russian Study Abroad Coordinator
  • FLL Teaching Committee Co-Chair
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence

Journal Articles

“Isochrony and the Story/Discourse Distinction in Aleksandr Sokurov’s Russian Ark.” Journal of Narrative Theory 41.2 (2011)

“Solzhenitsyn, Tarkovsky and the Coarse Spirituality of Carlos Reygadas’s Japón.” Transnational Cinemas5.1 (2014)

“Amorphous Forms: Time and Subjectivity in Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 8.1 (2014)

“Deleuze on Tarkovsky: The Crystal-Image of Time in Steamroller and Violin.” Slavic and East European Journal 58.2 (2014)

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