Oksana Bulgakowa is Professor of Film Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. She published several books on Russian and German cinema, directed films, curated exhibits and developed multimedia projects. Her research interests include film and oblivion, body language in film, and visual culture of Stalinism. She taught at the Humboldt University and Free University, Berlin, Vienna, Stanford, UC Berkeley and the International Film School in Cologne.
Voice and the Traces of Time. The Russian Archive of Vocal Memory
The vocal and aural environment and experience becomes a necessary component of our evolving understanding of modernity, especially of the modernity in its extreme, violent and controversial form created by the Russian totalitarian state. In my new book, I intend to explore the recorded vocal memory of Russian society, the genesis and change of vocal stereotypes in national theater, radio, film and TV, thus bringing together the historical evolution of the speaking norms, vocal fashions, and preservation technology.