CURRICULUM VITAE
Mikhail Viesel

mikhailatviesel.ru

Born 20 July 1970, Moscow, Russia.

1987-1992: Studied at the Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering; degree in mechanical engineering.

1993-1998: Studied at the Gorky Institute of Literature in Moscow; degree in literary translations.

1996- present: freelance cultural critic and essayist, writing for leading Moscow publications (see below).

1998-2002: post-graduate student at Gorky Institute of Literature, writing a dissertation about Italo Calvino and literary hypertext.

1999-2002, 2003-2004: staff editor for Moscow's leading online newspaper, Lenta.ru (http://www.lenta.ru), responsible for
- searching out relevant news items and keeping track of developing stories
- writing and editing stories according to online newspaper format
- developing hypertext apparatus, converting text into hypertext using HTML, FTP clients, graphics processors.
- collaborating with the site's information affiliates


2003: Script writer for two weekly 30-min shows for channel Rambler-TV": "Music of the planet" and "Music and Internet".


2004: Staff editor for pop-science magazine "GeoFocus"


2004 - 2006: PR-director for Fundamental Digital Library "Russian Literature and Folklore"
2004 - 2007: staff editor (books reviewer) for Time Out Moscow
2007 - 2011: staff editor for "Inostranka/CoLibri publishers" ("Atticus Publishing house")
2009 - 2012: Lecturer for creative writing courses at CINEMOTION (to relaunch at the fall 2014 at Garage Culture Centre)
2011 - 2012: Columnist for Lenta.Ru
2012 - present: Lecturer for courses of literary translation from Italian at Moscampus and from English at MediaSchool AiF

Important Publications

"Calvino's Later Works as Examples of Hypertext," Setevaya Slovestnost' (Net Belles Lettres) (http://www.litera.ru/slova/) Moscow: November, 1998
French translation: Les derniers romans d'Italo Calvino comme hypertextes

"Hypertexts on Both Sides of the Computer Screen", Inostrannaya Literatura (Foreign Literature), Moscow: October, 1999.

"Twelve Plots in Search of a Reader: Calvino's 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveller…'" Vestnik Molodykh Uchenykh (Journal of Young Scientists: Philological Series,) Vol. 6'01, St. Petersburg: 2001

"Literary Games on the Internet", Novy Mir (New World), Moscow: April, 2002

Hypertext literary project "Le città invisibili on-line" (http://calvino.viesel.ru) (2002)

New York City Travel Guide (240 pgs. Moscow: Afisha, 2003 - 7th issue, 2012)

"Pure Art" (About Umberto Eco's Mouse or Rat?: Translation as negotiation). Inostrannaya Literatura (Foreign Literature), Moscow: February, 2007.

"Electronic literature: known unknown?" (About N.K. Hayles's Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary), Novoye Literaturnoe obozrenie (New Literary Review), Moscow: 2011

"Go on post - go off post" (About Sorokin, Pelevin and Russian literary Postmodernism), Expert, Moscow: December 2012.

"The fossilated grin of the Futurism" (About the collection of the Manifestos of Italian Futurism). Tekst i Traditia (Text&Tradition), St. Petersburg: 2014.

"The English sex", Teatr, Moscow, 2014.

Main literary translations

From Italian

From English

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