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Inés García de la Puente

title Dr.
name Inés García de la Puente
institute School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-HSG)
address SHSS-HSG, Gatterstrasse 1, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
phone 071 224 2567
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publications papers (41)
School SHSS - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
university status postdoctor
position Research Associate and Instructor, Dept. Spanish Language and Literature, University of St. Gallen
Instructor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
main focuses Transculturality and Language
fields of research Self-Translation (Spanish, Russian, English)
Transculturality (pre-modern Russia-Ukraine, contemporary USA)
Autobiography
further fields of... Comparative Literature
Communication Roads in Medieaval Slavic Eastern Europe
Pre-Christian Beliefs of the Slavs
former positions 09/2009-01/2011 Lecturer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
09/2009-12/2009 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow (Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute), Harvard University
05/2007-04/2009 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia de España, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) and Harvard University
personal education PhD with Doctor Europeus Mention in Slavic Philology and Indo-European Linguistics
Complutense University, Spain (2001-2006)

Diploma de Estudios Avanzados in Slavic Philology and Indo-European Linguistics
(Diploma of Advanced Studies, Doctoral Program)
Complutense University, Spain (1999-2001)

Licenciatura en Filología Eslava
(MA / Licentiate Degree in Russian, Polish and German Philology)
Complutense University, Spain (1994-1999)


SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS

Graduate Associate Teacher-Training Workshop (September 2007)
Foreign Language Center and the Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University

Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (July 2003)
Hilandar Research Library and Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies at The Ohio State University

Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica (Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude) (2002-2003)
Complutense University, Spain


SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow (09/2009 – 12/2009)
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Post-doctoral research scholarship (05/2007 – 04/2009)
sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science

Dissertation scholarship (01/2002 – 12/2005)
sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science

Pre-doctoral research scholarship (09/2000 – 03/2001)
sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Graduate Exchange Student Scholarship (10/1998 – 07/1999)
sponsored by the Humboldt University, Germany, and the Vice-Rector of International Affairs at the Complutense University, Spain


RESEARCH STAYS ABROAD

Since 1996 stays of between 2 to 30 months in:
- USA: Harvard University, The Ohio State University
- Frankreich: Sorbonne University
- Deutschland: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
- Polen: Jagiellonski Universität, WarsawUniversity
- Russland: Russian Academy of Sicences, Moscow
teaching activities Instructor, University of St. Gallen, Dept. of Russian Culture and Society; Dept. of Hispanic Language and Literatures:

Rebellion and Compromise: Women Represent Themselves in Transcultural Literatures, Graduate Level (Fall2014)
Spanish Level I, Undergraduate Level (2013 to present)
Integración y futuro en América Latina, Adult Education (team-taught, Spring 2014)
Women in Hispanic Cultures: A Transatlantic Approach, Undergraduate Level (Fall 2013)
Russian- and Spanish-Speaking Cultures in the United States, Undergraduate Level (Spring 2013)
Escrituras del yo, Adult Education(team-taught, Spring 2013)
Spanisch Niveau I, Undergraduate Level (4 Semesters, 2011–2013) 
Literatura y emigración en las letras hispanas, Adult Education (Spring 2013)
Genius and Mayhem: Russian Culture from Soviet Times to the Present, Graduate Level (Fall 2011)  


Instructor, Harvard University, Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures

Spanish C, Undergraduate Level (2 Semesters, 2009-2010)
Spanish 30, Undergraduate and Graduate Level (3 Semesters,2009–2010)  


Guest Lecturer, Wellesley College, Dept. of Spanish

Español intermedio (Summer 2009)


GuestLecturer, Complutense University, Madrid, Dept. of Greek Philology and Indo-European Linguistics

Old Church Slavonic (2 Semesters, 2004–2005)       
talks INVITED LECTURES
11/13 “Blind Princes, Gags and Rubles: What the PVL Says”
Seminar in Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
Oct 1, 2010 “Camels in Rus’”
Early Slavists’ Seminar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Oct 19, 2009 “East or West, North or South? Reassessing Trade Routes in Rus’”
Seminar in Ukrainian Studies, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
Dec 12, 2008 “From the Varangians to the Greeks: What Route Does the PVL really Describe?”
Early Slavists’ Seminar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Feb 12, 2008 “Istoricheskii fakt i predanie v PVL” (‘Historical Fact and Legend in the Tale of Bygone Years’)
Seminar of the Tsentr slavjanogermanskikh issledovanii, RAN (Center for Slav-Germanic Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Jul 3, 2002 “Die Nestorchronik und ihre Beziehungen zu den indoeuropäischen Literaturen und Mythologien” (‘Links between the Nestor Chronicle and the Indo-European Literatures and Mythologies‘)
Kolloquium für Examenskandidaten und Doktoranden, Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
PAPERS GIVEN
7/14 “Translating Narratives in Early Rus'”
International Medieval Congress, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds. 
6/14 “The Memory of Self-Translation”
Translation in Russian Contexts: Transcultural, Translingual and Transdisciplinary Points of Departure, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University. 
11/13 “‘Russianness’ as a Motif in Trans-lingual Writing”
45th Annual Convention of the ASEEES, Boston.
9/13 “The Translations of the Return: A Case Study of ‘Cuando era Puertorriqueña’”
Bearing Across: Translating Literary Narratives of Migration, Erasmus University College of Brussels in cooperation with the Free University of Brussels and the University of Antwerp
6/13 "The Princess and the Camels”
Fisher Forum: Early Russian Itineraries, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
4/13 “Traducir y trasladar: Entre lengua y espacio”
Fronteras nebulosas: La ambigüedad en las ciencias sociales, culturales y literarias, University of St. Gallen
11/12 “Ariel Dorfman por Ariel Dorfman: Reflejos entre textos”
Jornadas Hispánicas: El texto frente a su espejo, University of Zurich
11/12 “Nabokov in Self-Translation: From ‘Conclusive Evidence’ to ‘Drugie berega’”
44th Annual Convention of the ASEEES, New Orleans
4/12 “Russian, American, Ours: Nina Berberova on Vladimir Nabokov and Émigré Writing”
Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of the XX–XXI Centuries, Columbia University, New York
3/11 “De viaje con un comerciante ruso de esclavas (ss. IX-XIII)”
La literatura de viajes en la Rusia medieval, III Jornadas Bizantinoeslavas y del sureste europeo, Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos, Universidad de Granada, Spain

10/10 “Minskaia kniaginia v Kievskoi letopisi” (‘A Minsk Princess in the Kievan Chronicle’)
Posle Povesti: Kievskaia letopis’ i drevnerusskoe letopisanie XII veka, International Symposium at the Institut istorii Ukrainy, Kiev, Ukraine.
3/10 “International Trade Routes in Rus’: A Revision”
BASEES 2010 Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK
3/10 “Trade or the Role of Foreign Influence in Rus’”
Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, Swarthmore College, PA
2/10 “Trade Routes in Rus’: From the Eighth to the Thirteenth Century”
Thirteenth Annual Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies, UCLA
4/09 “On pre-Christian Gods in Christian Russian Writings”
What’s in a name? The Name of God and Eschatology in Philosophy, History, and Art, Arizona State University
10/08 “Mezhdunarodnye puti i ‘Povest? vremennykh let’” (‘International routes and the Tale of Bygone Years’)
‘Povest? vremennykh let’ i nachal?noe letopisanie: K 100-letiiu knigi A. A. Shakhmatova ‘Razyskaniia o drevneishikh russkikh svodakh’, RAN and RGGU, Moscow.
10/07 “What does the PVL tell us about pre-Christian Beliefs in Rus’?”
Second Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Early Christian Culture and History, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
03/07 “Indo-European Structuralism Shaping the PVL”
Kul’turnaia pamiat’: Mekhanizmy i strategii, University of Saratov, Russia.
03/07 “Ol’ga’s Revenges and Indo-European Types of Punishment”
Mid-Atlantic Slavic PVL Preconference at the Thirtieth Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference of the AAASS, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
10/06 “The revenge of the princess: Some considerations about heroines in the PVL”
New Perspectives for Research in Medieval Slavonic Studies, Complutense University, Spain
2/06 “Iglesia, príncipes y hechiceros en Rus’ a través de la Crónica de Néstor” (‘Church, princes and sorcerers in the Nestor Chronicle’)
Séptimo Simposio Nacional de la SECR, Toledo, Spain
2/06 “Methodological problems for the translation of the PVL and the study of its Indo-European background” Troisièmes Journées doctorales en études slaves, Institut d’études slaves, Sorbonne University
10/05 “The Indo-European Heritage in the PVL”
First Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Early Christian Culture and History, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
11/03 “La cristianización de la Rus’ kievita según ‘El relato de los años pasados’” (‘The Christianization of Rus’ According to the Tale of Bygone Years’)
La cristianización de los eslavos, Complutense University
7/03 “The Manuscript HRL.SMS.13”
Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, Hilandar Research Library and Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, Ohio State University

PANELS ORGANIZED
(11/13) Double Panel “Caught Between Cultures II: On Émigrés, Emigration and Language”
45th Annual Convention of the ASEEES, Boston.

PANELS CHAIRED AND ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPATION
11/12 Member of the Roundtable “Reimagining Europe: Kievan Rus’ in the Medieval World: Christian Raffensperger’s Bold New Hypotheses”
44th Annual Convention of the ASEEES, New Orleans
11/11 Chair of the Panel “Reassessing Northern Rus’”
43rd Annual Convention of the ASEEES, Washington, D.C.
awards TEACHING AWARDS

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for the Fall Semester 2009, Spring Semester 2010, and Fall Semester 2010, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University



AWARDED RESEARCH FUNDING


9/09–12/09 Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

5/07–4/09 Post-Doctoral Grant “M.E.C./Fullbright,” Spanish Ministry of Education and Science

1/02–12/05 Pre-Doctoral Grant “F.P.U.” Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

9/00–3/01 Graduate-Studies Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

9/98–7/99 Young Graduate Exchange Grant, Vice-Rector of International Relation of the Complutense University and Humboldt University (Germany)
affiliations ASEEES, MLA 
additional inform... Book
Relato de los años pasados. (Spanish translation of the old East Slavic Povest? vremennykh let, with introduction and commentary). Madrid: Biblioteca de autores cristianos (in press).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
1. “Autotraducción y movimiento: ¿rumbo al sur, deseando el norte?” (submitted)
2. “Texto bilingüe y autotraducción: Las memorias de Ariel Dorfman” (submitted)
3. “Textos en antiguo eslavo oriental,” in J. A. Álvarez-Pedrosa (ed.), Fuentes para el estudio de la religión eslava precristiana, Madrid: Akal (in press)
4. “Archaeological Finds of Camels in Pre-Mongol Rus’: A Reassessment” in Brian J. Boeck, Russell E. Martin, and Daniel Rowland (eds.), Dubitando: Studies in History and Culture in Honor of Donald Ostrowski, Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica (2012): 53–60.
5. “Russian, American, Ours: Nina Berberova on Vladimir Nabokov and Émigré Writing” in Marina Adamovitch, Tatiana Smorodinska, and Natalia Ermolaev (eds.), Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of the XX–XXI Centuries: Proceedings of the International Conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the New Review/Russkaia emigratsiia na perekrestkakh XX–XXI vekov: Materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii posviashchennoi 70-letiiu “Novogo zhurnala” New York: The New Review Publishing (2012): 46–54.
6. “Gleb of Minsk’s Widow: Neglected Evidence on the Rule of a Woman in Rus’ian History?” Russian History 39 (2012): 347–378.
7. “What Route Does the ‘Povest’ vremennykh let’ Really Describe?” The Russian Review 69/3 (2010): 373–387.
8. “The Indo-European Heritage in the Povest’ vremennykh let” in R. E. Martin, J. B. Spock, and M. A. Johnson (eds.), Culture and Identity in Eastern Christian History: Papers of the First Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University (2009): 49–62.
9. “The Revenge of the Princess: Some Considerations about Heroines in the PVL and in Other Indo-European Literatures” in J. A. Álvarez-Pedrosa and S. Torres Prieto (eds.), Medieval Slavonic Studies: New Perspectives for Research, Paris: Institut d’études slaves (2009): 193–204.
10. “Indo-European Structuralism Shaping the PVL” in K. Reshetnikova and V. Yu. Mikhailin (eds.), Kul’turnaia pamiat’. Interpretatsiia kul’turnykh kodov, Saratov: Liska (2008): 119–124.
11. “The Liberation of Kiev sub anno 968” The Journal of Indo-European Studies 34 (2006): 201–212.
12. “Single Combats in the PVL: An Indo-European Comparative Analysis” Studi Slavistici 3 (2006): 19–30.
13. “Two Ritual Deaths in the PVL” in V. Yu. Mikhailin (ed.), Bezumie i smert': Interpretatsiia kul'turnyx kodov, Saratov: Liska (2005): 119–129.
14. “La cristianización de la Rus’ kievita según ‘El relato de los años pasados’” in J. A. Álvarez-Pedrosa (ed.), La cristianización de los eslavos, Madrid: Servicio de publicaciones de la U.C.M. (2004): 63–73.

Book Reviews
1. M. Yoffe and J. Krafczik, Perun: The God of Thunder, Studies in Humanities vol. 43 (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2003); [‘Ilu, Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones 10 (2005): 343–345].
2. J. Baldick, Homer and the Indo-Europeans: Comparing Mythologies (London-NY: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 1994); [Ilu’ Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones 6 (2001): 300–301].