Maria Whittle


B.A. Russian, Pomona College 2012

Entered Berkeley program in 2015

Paper submitted with application to Berkeley:
“The Spontaneous Body: The Paradox of Womanhood in the Soviet Master Plot”

Research Interests: Socialist Realism, Soviet avant-garde, character systems in the novel, literature of empire, people and literatures of Siberia and Central Asia, Soviet literary mythology, literature of the margins

Languages known and studied: Russian, German, Czech

Study/Work Abroad:

2007-08: Rotary Youth Exchange to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Summer 2010: Critical Language Scholar to Ufa, Russia

Fall 2010: Middlebury Language School in Moscow, Russia

2012-2013: Volkshochschüle Köln  and Au Pair in Cologne, Germany