REEEC Staff Profile: Jasmina Savic



This Spring semester, we welcomed Dr. Jasmina Savic as a Visiting Scholar and a Programming and Projects Assistant at REEEC. Dr. Savic holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Illinois. While here as a Visiting Scholar, she will be expanding on her dissertation, “Porno Ludens: Soviet Literary Pornography, 1970s – 1990s,” which focused on the emergence of Russian literary pornography in the late-Soviet period, by utilizing Illinois resources such as the Slavic, East European & Eurasian Collections and the Slavic Reference Service to aid her study of obscene performativity in the works of Dmitri Prigov, samizdat cultures, and the underground artistic circles of the 1970s and 1980s. Her other research interests include émigré and underground literature of the late-Soviet period, as well as modern Russian literature.