Robert Efird

Associate Professor of Russian

Office

305 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5362

Email

refird@vt.edu

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Expertise

  • Russian Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Narrative Theory
  • Theology
  • Cinema

Professional Activities

  • Russian Study Abroad Coordinator
  • FLL Teaching Committee Co-Chair

Education

  • PhD. University of Virginia

Awards and Honors

Certificate of Teaching Excellence

Selected Publications

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)