Megan H. Luttrell

Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2122
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Office Hours:

By appointment

Teaching

Teaching Workshops Attended

  • Project GO Pedagogy Workshop, KU (May 2015)
  • Improving Research Impact and Visibility, KU (Sept. 2014)
  • University in the Art Museum: Perspectives on Representation & Identity, KU (Sept. 2014)
  • STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Online, University of Minnesota (Summer 2014)
  • Project-GO Pedagogy Workshop, KU (May 2014)
  • Managing the Paper Load, KU Graduate Studies Final Fridays Series, KU (March 2014)
  • Using Film in the Classroom, KU Graduate Studies Final Fridays Series, KU (Jan. 2014)
  • Blackboard Grade Center Workshop, KU, (Jan. 2014)
  • ITCC/CODL: Improving Student Engagement Workshop, KU (Nov. 2013)
  • Project GO Technology Workshop, KU (Sept. 2013)
  • STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Russian, Middlebury College (Summer 2013)
  • American Councils Intensive Russian Language Program, Moscow (Summer 2012)

Courses Taught at the University of Kansas

SLAV 379 Paint to Pen: Russian Art and Literature (Instructor and course designer) (Fall 2015) Winner of KU Slavic Department Syllabus Contest.

RUSS 110 Intensive Elementary Russian Language (Instructor) (Summer 2015)

Textbook: Между Нами (online textbook)

RUSS 152 Online Beginning Russian (Instructor) (Spring 2015)

Textbook: Между Нами (online textbook)

RUSS 150 Beginning Russian Language Online (instructor and course content designer) (Fall 2014)

            Textbook: Mezhdu nami (online textbook: www.mezhdunami.org)

RUSS 110 Intensive Elementary Russian Language (Instructor) (Summer 2014)

            Textbook: Mezhdu nami (online textbook: www.mezhdunami.org)

RUSS 104 Elementary Russian Language (Instructor) (Fall 2011)

            Textbook: Nachalo ​Vol. 1

RUSS 108 Elementary Russian Language (Instructor) (Spring 2012)

            Textbook: Nachalo ​Vol. 2

RUSS 104 Elementary Russian Language Discussion Section (Instructor) (Fall 2012)

            Textbook: Nachalo ​ Vol. 1

RUSS 108 Elementary Russian Language Discussion Section (Instructor) (Spring 2013)

            Textbook: Nachalo Vol. 2

RUSS 212 Second Year Russian Language (Instructor) (Fall 2012)

            Textbook: V Puti

RUSS 216 Second Year Russian Language (Instructor) (Spring 2013)

            Textbook: V Puti

Research

Russian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a focus on the incorporation of visual art techniques in Russian literature, color imagery, physical movement and the body in Tolstoy and Solzhenitsyn, and Andreev.

Service

Professional Service

Departmental

  • Graduate student representative, AATSEEL, 2015-present
  • Graduate student representative, committee for undergraduate Russian curriculum 2014
  • Graduate student representative, faculty search committee 2014
  • Ph.D. student representative, faculty meetings 2013-2015
  • M.A. student representative, faculty meetings 2011-2013

University

  • Slavic Graduate Student Organization
    • President 2015-present
    • Treasurer 2014-2015
  • Russian Club
    • Vice-President 2015-2016
    • President 2013-2015, 2016-present
    • Co-president 2012-2013
  • Led and organized Ukrainian pysanky workshop Spring 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Organized Russian folk dance workshop Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Workshops organized at UVM: Russian folk music 2008, Ukrainian pysanky 2009 and 2010, Russian folk dancing 2010

Memberships

AATSEEL

ASEEES

Selected Publications

  • Review of Anna Karenina, dir. Basil Coleman, Tolstoy Studies Journal (forthcoming)
  • Translation of: Vladimir V. Sogrin “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the USSR, 1933–1945. An Interpretation.” New Perspectives on Russian-American Relations. Ed. By William           Benton Whisenhunt and Norman E. Saul. London: Routledge Books, 2015. 212–228. (Co-translated with Luke Franklin, University of Kansas).
  • Translation of: Evgeny V. Khodakovsky and Ekaterina A. Meliukh, “Dmitrtii Mileev and the Restoration of Wooden Architectural Monuments in Early Twentieth-Century Russia.” Russian Review Vol. 74 No. 2 (April 2015) 247–271.
  • Review of: Lucia Aiello, After Reception Theory: Fedor Dostoevskii in Britain, 1869–1935,   SEEJ 58.4 (Spring 2015) 722–724.
  • Review of: Andrew Kaufman, Understanding Tolstoy, SEEJ 58.1. (Spring 2014) 147–148.

Selected Presentations

Invited Talks/ Guest Lectures

“Color Line and Narrative: Visual Art Techniques in L. N. Tolstoy’s Fiction,” CREES Brown bag Lecture Series, University of Kansas, Fall 2017.

“Город теней: Петербургский миф в творчестве Мстислава Добужинского,” Indiana University, Summer 2017 (Lecture given in Russian).

“Performance/Discussion of Russian Music,” RUSS 208: Intermediate Russian, University of Kansas, Fall 2016.

“Story Board JS Demonstration and Tutorial,” SLAV 512: The Russian Novel and The Digital Humanities,” University of Kansas, Fall 2016.

“Slavic Languages: An Introduction,” REES 110: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe, CREES, University of Kansas, Fall 2016.

“A City of Shadows: The Petersburg Myth in the Work of Mstislav Dobuzhinsky,” CREES Brown bag Lecture Series, University of Kansas, Fall 2015.

“Slavic Languages: An Introduction,” REES 110: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe, CREES, University of Kansas, Fall 2015.

“Discipline and the Docile Body in Tolstoy’s Childhood Boyhood Youth,” Slavic Colloquium, University of Kansas (Slavic Languages and Literatures) Fall 2014.

“Scaffolding in Lesson Planning: Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language,” Topics in Russian Language Pedagogy Seminar, University of Kansas (Slavic Languages and Literatures) Fall 2014 (Lecture given in Russian).

Selected Awards & Honors

Awards and Fellowships

  • Summer Research Fellowship, University of Kansas Graduate Studies, 2016
  • Award for Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student, 2016
  • Winner of KU Slavic Department Syllabus Contest 2015
  • Norman Saul Travel Award, Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, and Spring 2016
  • FLAS for the study of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, advanced level, academic year 2014 (forfeited due to late release of funds and opportunity to teach Russian language)
  • Award for Excellence in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, 2014
  • FLAS for the study of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, elementary level, academic year 2013
  • Conrad Travel Award, Fall 2012, Spring 2016
  • FLAS for the study of Russian language, advanced level, summer 2012

Previous degrees: University of Kansas, MA, 2013: Slavic Languages and Literature

                                  University of Vermont, BA, 2010: Russian, history (minor field)

Entered program: Fall 2011

Second Slavic Language: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

Conference Participation:

“Using Между нами (Mezhdu nami) for Intensive Summer Programs.” Roundtable presentation.   (AATSEEL, Washington D.C., February 2018).

“Collaborative Digital Initiatives Across the U.S.” Roundtable presentation. (ASEEES, Chicago, November 2017).

The Defense: Nabokov’s Cubist Novel.” (ASEEES, Washington D.C., November 2016).

“Using Между нами (Mezhdu nami): Benefits, Challenges, Outcomes.” Forum participant. (AATSEEL, Austin, January 2016)

“Discipline and the Docile Body in Tolstoy’s Childhood, Boyhood, Youth.” (AATSEEL, Vancouver, January 2015).

“Blindness and Sight: The Role of Eyes and Iconography in Gorky’s Mother.” (Central Slavic Conference, St. Louis, November 2014).

“Freedom in the GULag Experience: Solzhenitsyn’s Cancer Ward and Grossman’s Everything Flows.” (GAGS, Lawrence, February 2014).

“A Hierarchy of Hues: Color Imagery in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.” (AATSEEL, Boston, January 2013).


KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad