Anastasiya Lyubas holds a Ph.D. (2018) and an MA (2014) in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University, as well as an MA (2011) in Linguistics and a BA (2010) in English Language and Literature from Lviv National University in the Ukraine. Her doctoral dissertation, “Language and Plasticity in Debora Vogel’s Modernist Poetics,” was supported by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Now embarked on her postdoctoral work at Ryerson University (supervised by Irene Gammel), Dr. Lyubas continues to advance plasticity as a theoretical and philosophical framework, exploring the multimodal work of Debora Vogel, Gertrude Stein and Elizabeth Smart, while also supporting the local organization of the Modernism Studies Association Conference in Toronto in 2019.
Doctoral Research Statement
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Language and Plasticity in Debora Vogel’s Modernist Poetics.” Comparative Literature Doctoral Program. Binghamton University (SUNY), defense October 10, 2018.
This project argues that Vogel’s poetic and aesthetic system is a site of plasticity: it folds life into art, reflects on the limit shared between poetry and philosophy, and retraces the questions of literature, truth, and representation through figuring the fictional and the speculative as interchangeably essential and accidental. It presents a rethinking of literary history of Modernism and the study of visual cultures to date, through mapping unexplored connections within smaller circles of Yiddish and Polish modernists, as well as larger networks of the Euro-American avant-garde.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. Debora Vogel’s Essays, Reviews and Polemic Around her Work (annotated translations from Yiddish and Polish into Ukrainian, and a scholarly introduction). Kyiv: Dukh i Litera Academic Publishing House, Spring 2019. Book.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Still Born/Born, Still: Debora Vogel’s Literary Montage and Poetics of Cold Stasis.” Prooftexts. A Journal of Jewish Literary History (2019). Article.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Lviv Re-fashioned: the Canvas of Translation/Mistranslation in a Contemporary City.” Special Issue on Spaces and Places of Translation. Translation: A Transdisciplinary Journal, edited by Sherry Simon and Federico Montanari (2019). Article.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. London: Routledge, 2016. Encyclopedia entry.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel’s Die Geometrie des Verzichts [The Geometry of Renunciation].” Geveb: a Journal of Yiddish Studies (March 2018). Read the review.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel’s ‘Glazier’ Poem.” Short-listed finalist for the Gabo Prize for Translation of Multilingual Texts. Spring/Summer 2018 issue. Read the translation.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel. Excerpts from Day Figures Collection.” The Pakn Treger Translation Issue (Summer 2018). Read the translation.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel. Excerpts from Day Figures Collection.” InTranslation at The Brooklyn Rail (March 2018). Read the translation.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel. Excerpts from the Day Figures Collection.” The Stockholm Review of Literature (March 2018). Read the translation.
Lyubas, Anastasiya. “Debora Vogel. Excerpts from Acacias Bloom.” Yiddish Book Center’s Pakn Treger Translation Issue (April 2017). Read the translation.