Daria Khitrova is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard University. Her research interests include Russian poetry and its relationship to the readers of their time, formalist art theories, film history and Russian ballet. Daria Khitrova is also part of the digital-humanities project Cinemetrics. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary project on the phenomenon of silence in art and culture, including religious vows of silence, pantomime, and silent film.
Besides her monograph Lyric Complicity: Poetry and Readers in the Golden Age of Russian Literature (2019), Daria Khitrova has published several texts such as “‘This Is No Longer Dance’: Media Boundaries and the Politics of Choreography in The Steel Step (1927)” (Critical Inquiry 40/3/2014), “Exploring Cutting Structure in Film, with Applications to the Films of D. W. Griffith, Mack Sennett, and Charlie Chaplin” (with Yuri Tsivian and Mike Baxter, in: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 32/1/2017), and the introduction to a collection of texts by Soviet theorist Yuri Tynianov Permanent Evolution: Selected Essays on Literature, Theory and Film (2019).