David G. Molina

Advisors: Françoise Meltzer and Robert B. Pippin

Cohort Year: Autumn 2015

Originally from Brazil, David G. Molina is a Joint Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. His research is dedicated primarily to Russian and Soviet Cinema; Andrei Bely and Russian Silver Age poetry; artistic cross-pollination in Russia (literature and music, cinema and visual art); allusion and intertextuality; and the theory and practice of literary translation. Having received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2017, Molina also works on productive parallels between continental philosophy and Russian art. His dissertation engages in a Hegel-inspired reading of Kira Muratova’s oeuvre with an eye to the way in which her work sheds light on failures of intersubjective knowledge among self-conscious subjects.

 

Subject Areas/Research Clusters/Field of Study: Track 2. Literature and Cinema: Russia.

Research interests: Russian/Soviet cinema; Russian modernist poetry and prose; comparative arts; German idealism; translation studies

Teaching Experience:

As Teaching Assistant
Classics of Social and Political Thought III, Spring 2019, University of Chicago

Russian Civilization II, Winter 2019, University of Chicago
Classics of Social and Political Thought II, Winter 2019, University of Chicago
Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities, Winter 2018, University of Chicago
Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities, Fall 2017, University of Chicago

As Language Assistant
Elementary Portuguese-I, 2017-2018, University of Chicago
Intermediate Portuguese, 2017-2018, University of Chicago
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, 2017-2018, University of Chicago
 

Education  

B.A in Humanities/Russian and East European Studies (distinction in both majors), Yale University (2015)

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Chicago (2017)

M.A. in Russian, Middlebury College (2020)