Herbert Eagle is an associate professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He is also an associate professor in the Residential College, working in the Arts and Ideas in the Humanities major program.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1973
Herbert Eagle's research and teaching have focused on Russian and East European cinema, film theory, theory of verse, and controversial prose under communism (Russian and Czech literature of the 1960s-70s in particular). He has written extensively about the theories and films of Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet semiotics of cinema, and the work of dissident East European filmmakers like Jiri Menzel, Vera Chytilova, Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Yuri Ilyenko, Vasily Pichul and Maria Khmelik, Pavel Lungin, Pal Gabor, Peter Gothar, and Dusan Makavejev. His work on poetry has been concerned with the way that rhythmic and semantic structure and sound repetition shape meaning in free verse. He has also written on the prose of Mikhail Lermontov, Karel Capek, Evgenii Zamiatin, Ludvik Vaculik, Milan Kundera, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
“Eisenstein, Cinema, and History James Goodwin.” Film Quarterly 48(1), 47-49. (1994).
“Existentialism and Ideology in The First Circle.” Modern Fiction Studies 23(1), 47. (1977).