University of Calgary

Oksana Kirichkova

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

About Me

My name is Oksana Kirichkova and I am a PhD student of The Transcultural Studies Program at LLAC. I hold BA with distinction in Russian Language and Literature from Almaty State University (Kazakhstan) and BA (Honors) and MA in English Literature from The University of Calgary. I am writing my thesis on the book of a little-known 20th century Russian immigrant writer Paul Muratov “Images of Italy” and am deeply interested in Italian art and culture. I speak Russian and English fluently; French is my third language. I can read and translate with a dictionary from Spanish, German and Italian, as well as from old languages, including Latin, Old and Medieval English and Old Slavic. My passion is Medieval (especially French) and Renaissance (especially Italian) art and Baroque music. I play four musical instruments: piano, guitar, violin and flute and also love to paint. My two most favorite literary works are François Rabelais’s “The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel” and Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy;” my favorite movie (among many others) is “Sherlock” with Benedict Cumberbatch. The University of Calgary is my second Alma Mater (after Almaty State University) and I feel so lucky that I can stay in Calgary and continue my academic studies. I love the University community and believe that the level of scholar research here is really high. It is very interesting and beneficial for me to work under the guidance of such professors, as I have had here.   

Photograph of Oksana Kirichkova

Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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