Megan H. Luttrell

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


Summary
Office Hours:

By appointment

Education

University of Kansas, Graduate Certificate, 2018: Second Language Studies.

University of Kansas, MA, 2013: Slavic Languages and Literature.

University of Vermont, BA, 2010: Russian Language and Literature, History (minor field).

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.

Research Interests

  • Tolstoy
  • Ekphrasis

Service

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Organized AATSEEL 2017 “Coffee with Leading Scholars” Series.
Chaired AATSEEL 2018 roundtable “Mastering Language Skills through Play in the Classroom.”
 
DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Organized Slavic department table and performed Russian music for the KU International    Jayhawk Festival (2017).
Served on CREES 2017 Spring Festival (Maslenitsa) Planning Committee
            Played Russian music for the event (2017, 2018).
Performed Russian music for the Slavic Department Honors Reception. (2016-2018).
Helped organize and facilitate “International Night: Russia” with Student Union Activities
            Performed Russian music for the event. (2016).
Graduate student representative, AATSEEL, 2015–2018.
Slavic Graduate Student Organization
            President (2015–2018).
            Treasurer (2014–2015).
Graduate student representative, Committee for Undergraduate Russian Curriculum 2014.
Graduate student representative, Faculty Search Committee 2014.
Russian Club
           President (2012–2014, 2016–2017).
           Vice-President (2015–2016).
Ph.D. student representative, faculty meetings 2013–2015
Led and organized Ukrainian pysanky workshop. (2012, 2014–2018).
Organized Slavic folk dance workshop. (2012–2017).
M.A. student representative, faculty meetings 2011–2013
 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND OUTREACH
Presented at Multicultural Story Time (Russia), Lawrence Public Library. (Spring 2018).
Performed Russian music for multicultural event “Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros,” Lawrence Public Library. (April 2017).
Volunteer, Visitor Services, Spencer Museum of Art. (July 2014–April 2015).
            Museum closed for renovations starting April 2015.                                          
Program Director and conversation hour leader, UVM Russian House Program. (2008–2010).
Volunteer ESL tutor and Russian interpreter, Vermont Refugee Resettlement. (2008–2011).

Memberships

AATSEEL

ASEEES

ACTR

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

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).


Giving

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