RIMMA GARN portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), World Languages and Cultures

Creative Research

  • Compiling a list of Russian animations, with descriptions and links to available subtitled versions, for L2TREC, - as a resource tool for Utah dual immersion program in Russian. Other, completed 07/2015.


  • "East-European Meta-Cinema of the 1990s: Polish Censors vs. Serbian Directors," at PIASA (Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America) convention in Toronto. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2015.


  • English, fluent.
  • French, functional.
  • German, fluent.
  • Italian, basic.
  • Old Russian, functional.
  • Polish, fluent.
  • Russian, fluent.
  • Serbian, basic.
  • Czech, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Russian Federation
  • Europe


  • Book Review: Kira Muratova: Kino und Subversion (Kommunikation audiovisuell). [Kira Muratova: Cinema and Subversion (Audiovisual Communications)] by Isa Willinger, 2013. Slavic and East European Journal 61.1 (2017): 149-151. Print. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • Book Chapter: “Through the Lens of Black Humor: a Polish Adam in the Post-Wall World.” East, West and Center: Reframing Post-1989 European Cinema, Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 221-236. Print. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Book Entry: "A Forgotten Tune for a Flute / Zabytaia melodiia dlia fleity (1987)," World Film Locations: Moscow, Intellect Books, 80-81. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Book Chapter: “‛The Battle of the Books’ in Catherine the Great’s Russia: From a Jousting Tournament to a Tavern Brawl.” Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context, From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture, Ashgate: Dorchester, 2013. 149-168. Print. Published, 01/01/2013.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: “Teaching the Five Cs with Cinema.” Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 12 (2012): 37-71. Print. Published, 12/01/2012.
  • Book Review: Nikolaï Karamzine à Strasbourg: Un écrivain voyageur russe dans l’Alsace révolutionnaire (1789). [Nikolai Karamzin in Strasbourg: a Russian writer-traveler in revolutionary Alsace (1789)] by Rodolphe Baudin. Slavic and East European Journal 56.4 (2012): 637-638. Print. Published, 04/01/2012.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: "In the Beginning Was... the Book: Pushkin and the Sentimental Tale." The International Journal of the Book 9.4 (2011): 125-135. Print. Published, 04/01/2011.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: "Born in Translation: Chulkov and Charlotte Summers." Comparative Literature 63.3 (2011): 253-268. Print. Published, 03/01/2011.
  • Book Review: Die Rezeption deutscher Belletristik in Russland 1750-1850. [Reception of German Literature in Russia 1750-1850] by Peter Drews. Slavic and East European Journal 54.4 (2010): 713-714. Print. Published, 04/01/2010.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: "Interactive Russian Grammar: The Case System." Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 6 (2009): 37-58. Print. Published, 06/01/2009.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: "Proficiency Testing and Language Teaching: Russian and Polish." Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 5 (2008): 57-89. Print. Published, 05/01/2008.
  • Book Review: Polonistyka po amerykańsku: Badania nad literaturą polską w Ameryce Północnej (1990-2005). [American Polish Studies: Polish Literature Scholarship in North America (1990-2005)] eds. Halina Filipowicz et al. Slavic and East European Journal 52.2 (2008): 314-315. Print. Published, 02/01/2008.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: "The Implied Author in Krzysztof Kieślowski's White." The Polish Review LII.4 (2007): 487-508. Print. Published, 04/01/2007.
  • Book Review: Russian and Soviet Film Adaptations of Literature, 1900-2001: Screening the Word. eds. Stephen Hutchings and Anat Vernitski. Slavic and East European Journal 50.2 (2006): 361-362. Print. Published, 02/01/2006.
  • Translation: (from Polish into Russian, of an article on Yu. Druzhnikov’s novel Angels on the Head of a Pin, 1976), Zanewskii, Andrzej. "Ангелы летят, летят, летят высоко...“ ["Angels Fly High Above“]. Knigoliub April 2005: 14-15. Print. Published, 04/01/2005.
  • Dissertation: At the Cradle of the Modern Russian Novel: The Case of M. D. Chulkov. Published, 01/01/2004.