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Dr. Joseph Troncale
Associate Professor of Russian
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Joseph Troncale is co-director of the Russian Studies Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He offers Russian language courses in addition to seminars on Russian literature and Russian painting. He has traveled extensively in the former USSR and Russia. He has received numerous grants and fellowships and has been honored for excellence in teaching by the University of Richmond and by the states of Arizona and Virginia. Professor Troncale was among 300 university professors listed in the 2011–12 Guide to America’s Best Professors, published in April 2012 by The Princeton Review.

Recent Exhibitions

“The Space of Freedom: Apartment Exhibitions in Leningrad, 1964-1986”, The University of Richmond, Harnett Museum of Art, September-December, 2006; Grinell College, Faulconer Gallery, January-April, 2007; Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, September-December 2008.

“Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky”, The University of Richmond, Harnett Gallery, September-December 2012.

“Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century French and Russian Art: Works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts”, The University of Richmond, Harnett Museum of Art. February-April 2014

“Garry Winogrand, Family Intimacies: Photographs from the Adrienne Judith Lubeau-Winogrand Collection”, The University of Richmond, Harnett Museum of Art, February-April 2015

Awards
Distinguished Educator Award, 1983
State Countil of Higher Education for Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award, 1989
Publications
Articles

Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky.  Catalog to the exhibition co-curated with Yelena Lembersky.  Introductory article for the catalog. September 2012

Chapters

“The Transcendental as Theatre,” chapter in Nicholas Roerich: A Quest & Legacy, ed. Manju Kak, Ministry of Culture, Delhi, India, 2013.

Essays

“Performance Art as Protest in Putin’s Russia: An Aesthetic of Expiation”, Tenth International Conference on The Arts in Society, July 2015, London, UK

Introduction to “Garry Winogrand, Family Intimacies: Photographs from the Adrienne Judith Lubeau-Winogrand Collection”, The University of Richmond, Harnett Museum of Art, February-April 2015

“Torn from Darkness: Lembersky’s Moment of Truth,” at the opening of the exhibition, “Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky, The Pushkin House, London, UK, May 14, 2013.

“Felix Lembersky, the Liberal Arts, and the Study of Culture,” Symposium on the occasion of the exhibition, “Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky,” September 2012, University of Richmond.

“The Absurdity of a Nose and the Timeless Realities of Oppression: The Noses of Gogol, Shostakovich, and Kentridge,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, National Convention, November 2012.

"The Transcendent as Theatre in the Paintings of Nicholas Roerich," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, National Convention, January 2011.

“From Kazimir Malevich's «Black Square» to the «Midnight Sun» of Adi Da Samraj”,

Opening at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery of the exhibition “Works by Adi Da Samraj”, NY, September 2010.

Education
Ph.D., Cornell University
Contact Information
214 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 289-8118
(804) 287-6446 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Russian literature
Russian art