V e r a A. K l e k o v k i n a

 

 

PROFESSIONAL STRENGHS, SKILLS AND INTERESTS

·         Foreign Languages: fluent in French and English, native fluency in Russian, and conversant in Spanish

·         Research abroad (extensive travel in France, England, Spain and throughout Russia)

·         Extensive experience in the use of computer software and hardware in academic setting (Apple and PC)

·         Computer programming skills (system analysis, database creation, web page design, Photoshop and Flash)

·         Academic multimedia curriculum design and implementation (PowerPoint presentations, audio and visual aids)  

·         A confident leader in project management, organizational and intra-personal skills

·         Personal adaptability, critical thinking and ability to work independently and creatively

·         Film (filmed a 25-minute documentary in Paris for B.A. Thesis)


EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Advanced to Candidacy, Department of French and Francophone Studies

Dissertation: « Le “je” de l’écran: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Subjectivity in Marcel Proust’s A la Recherche du temps perdu »

Advisors: Andrea Loselle, Eric Gans

·          GPA: 3.94/4.0

In progress

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Summer Institute in French Cultural Studies: Visual Cultures in
France

·          Organized by Lawrence D. Kritzman (Dartmouth) and Nelly Furman (Cornell)

·          Workshops centered on pedagogical methodology of teaching visual cultures

<div align=right>07/02 Summer 2001

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Paris Program in Critical Theory

·          Critical Theory Seminar with Pr. Samuel Weber (UCLA)

·          Intensive research in la Bibliothèque Nationale de France (le site François-Mitterrand) and la Bibliothèque du Film

·          Classes in Film at Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle

09/2000-07/2001

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Master of Arts in French

·          Concentration in French Cinema

·          GPA: 3.91/4.0

<div align=right>07/02 06/1999

Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts in French Studies
Summa Cum Laude and Highest Honors in French Studies

·          Minor I: Business Administration

·          Minor II: International Studies

<div align=right>05/1997</div>

L’Université du Havre, Le Havre, France
Bachelor of Arts

·          Study Abroad Semester through ISEP Program

·          Classes in Finance, Marketing, Management and Research for the Honors Thesis

<div align=right>09/1996-01/1997</div>

Urals State College of Education, Yekateringburg, Russia
Bachelors of Arts in French and English with Teaching Certification

·          Transferred to Butler University, USA

·          GPA: 3.95/4.0

<div align=right>09/1991-10/1994</div>



TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Teaching Fellow
UC, Santa Barbara, Department of French and Italian

·          FR 170 X – Visualizing Trauma in Postwar French Cinema (taught in English)

Spring 2004

Teaching Assistant Consultant
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Mentoring 7 Teaching Assistants & Co-teaching French 495

Winter 2004

Research Assistant
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Project: ELMA (Electronic Language Material Archive) Database

·          Creation of modules, web design and implementation

Winter 2004

Teaching Fellow
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          French 6 – Second Year French

Fall 2003

Teaching Fellow
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          French 8 – Intensive French

Summer 2003

Research Assistant
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Project: ELMA (Electronic Language Material Archive) Database

·          Creation of modules, web design and implementation

01/2002-07/2003

Teaching Assistant Consultant
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Mentored 12 Teaching Assistants

·          Co-taught French 495 – Teaching French at College Level

Fall 2002

Teaching Fellow
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          French 41 – French Cinema and Culture

Summer 2002

Teaching Associate
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          French 5 - Second Year French

Fall 2001

·          French 1 – First Year French

Summer 2001

Research Assistant
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Project: Creation of a 3-D model of La Cité’s (Paris) Architecture at the End of 19th Century

·          Research in La Mairie de Paris, la Photothèque de Paris, la Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris ; la Bibliothèque nationale, département des estampes et de la photographie (le site Richelieu)

<div align=right>01/2001-07/2001</div>

Teaching Associate
Summer Paris Program, UCLA

·          Taught French 1 in Paris, France

<div align=right>07/2000</div>

Teaching Assistant
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          French 2, French 3, French 4

<div align=right>1998-2000</div>

Assistant in Web Project
UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Assisted in designing a web database for the First Year French Program

Summer 1999

Student Assistant to System Analysis
Computer Center
, Butler University

·          Completed various special programming projects

·          Developed a number of databases and built web home pages.

<div align=right>1995-1997</div>

French and Spanish Tutor
Learning Resource Center
, Butler University

<div align=right>1995-1997</div>

Student Assistant in Operations 
Modern Language Center
, Butler University

<div align=right>1995-1997</div>

Teaching Assistant in Accounting
Learning Resource Center
, Butler University

·          Assisted in design & development of an accounting simulation game (Microsoft Access)

<div align=right>06/1996</div>

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Marcel Proust

24th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures

University of Cincinnati, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

·          Presentation: Textual Optics: Proustian Metaphor in the Search of Subjectivity

May 13-15, 2004

Text and Image

Second International Women in French (WIF) Conference

Scripps College, Claremont, California

·          Presentation: Understanding Marguerite Duras through Words and Images: Autobiographical Fantasy as Self-Redemption

April 22-24, 2004

Paroles GeléesAcademic journal of Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA

·          Editor-in-Chief of Special Issue of Procedings from the Conference, Caméra ou stylo: A Problematic Dialogue?, Volume 20

Spring 2004

Caméra ou stylo: A Problematic Dialogue?
Keynote speaker - Alain Robbe-Grillet

UCLA French Graduate Students' Annual Conference

·          Conference Chair

October 3-4, 2003

Paroles GeléesAcademic journal of Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA

·          Assistant Editor of Special Issue of Procedings from the Conference Crime and Punishment in Literature and the Arts, Volume 19.2

Spring 2003

Literature: A Modus Vivendi for Traumatic Times 

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2003: Crossing Over

Cal State San Marcos, San Diego

·          Presentation: Transubstantiation of Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu: Words Becoming Images...

April 4-6, 2003

The Faculty / Graduate Student Colloquium

UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies

·          Presentation: Le “je” de l’écran: the Textual and Visual Representations of Proustian Subjectivity

March 10, 2003

Crime and Punishment in Literature and the Arts
Keynote speaker - Hélène Cixous
UCLA French Graduate Students' Annual Conference

·          Conference Vice Chair

Fall 2002

Sites of Memory, Tracing France's Cultural Self-Consciousness
UCLA French Graduate Students' Annual Conference

·          Housing Committee

Spring 1998

Paroles GeléesAcademic journal of Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA

·          Reader

Spring 1998, 1999

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

·          Nominated for the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award (2003-2004)

·          Nominated for the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award (2002-2003)

·          The Robert Merrill Award for Best Teaching Assistant, UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies (2001-2002)

·          Fellowship to attend Dartmouth College Summer Institute in French Cultural Studies, UCLA, Department of French and Francophone Studies (Summer 2001)

·          Paris Program in Critical Theory (UCLA, 2000-2001)

·          Lenart Travel Fellowship (UCLA, 2000-2001)

·          Pauley Fellowship (UCLA, 1997-2001)

·          Outstanding Student (Butler U., 1995-1996; 1996-1997)

·          President of the International Foreign Languages Honor Society Phi Sigma Jota (Butler U.)

·          Merit Stipend for Academic Excellence and Student Leadership (Butler U., 1991 to 1994)

·          Outstanding Senior in French Studies (Butler U.)

·          Member of the Honors Program (Butler U.)

·          Honorary Gold Medal Graduate of High School  (Yekateringburg, Russia, 1991, Top 2% of graduating class)