Helen Stuhr-Rommereim is a PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Russian from Oberlin College, and MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her dissertation, "The Russian Anti-Aesthetic: Radical Writers and Cultural Politics under Alexander II," is a study of the literary raznochintsy (Nikolai Uspensky, Fedor Reshetnikov, Nikolai Pomialovsky, Alexander Levitov, and others) in the context of realist prose and radical aesthetic and political thought after the emancipation of the serfs. Other academic interests include the history of Russian literary theory, the representation of peasants in literature, materialist philosophy and literature, feminist and sexuality theory, Formalism, and the Literature of Fact.
In addition to her academic work, Helen has been an editor at Full Stop magazine since 2013, and was a founding editor of Fungiculture. Her writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, NYU Jordan Center's All the Russias' Blog, and elsewhere. As Till Mycha, with Silvia Mollicchi, her discursive artwork has been exhibited at EKKM Tallinn, CAC Vilnius, Primer in Copenhagen, and the 2016 Sao Paolo Biennial.
In the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Helen is a Fulbright Research Fellow in the Department of the History and Theory of Literature, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
CONTACT: hstuhrro (at) gmail (dot) com