Herzen Saint-Petersburg University – St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004
PhD – English Literature & Interdisciplinary Studies (w/ Honors)
Arzamas State Pedagogical University – Arzamas, Russia, 2000
MA – Humanities & ESL (w/ Honors)
Dr. Legg’s teaching interests cover the Intermediality in a literary discourse. Previous research interests have focused on “Theatricality as a type of creative world modeling in English Literature (XIX-XX centuries)” based on Intermidial analyses. She was published in the multiple Journals and Research Almanacs. Her published works covered different aspects of methodology and semiotics of interdisciplinary researches in Literature and Art of the XX century. In the past few years, she has delivered papers at some International meetings and conferences.
Dr. Legg has recently developed two new courses entitled “Dialogue and Imagination” based on Bakhtin’s philosophical ideas and “Representation and Creativity” which is focusing upon the semiotic approach to understand “madness” as a creative force based on a research of sociological and cultural dissonances bordering trans-disciplinary studies of psychoanalysis, analytical philosophy, and theoretical poetics.
Currently under a monograph publication contract with The Edwin Mellen Press for 2016-2017 (Bakhtin’s Dialogism and Semiotics in the Context of Visual Culture (by the example of the film “Le Ball” directed by Ettore Scola) (working title).
The Excellence in Teaching Award at Woodbury University in 2017 for MCD School (Media, Culture and Design).
Faculty Advisor Appreciation Award (Woodbury University, Communication , Burbank, California, 2015)