Ludmila Piters-Hofmann

Ludmila Piters-Hofmann is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Her thesis, supervised by Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, focuses on fairy tales and folk tales as subjects in the work of the Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov (1848–1926) in the context of cultural transfer and Russian nationalism during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Together with Louise Hardiman and Maria Taroutina, she is currently editing the 2019 issue of Experiment: A Journal of Russian on the subject of “Abramtsevo and Its Legacies: Neo-National Art, Craft and Design.” Furthermore, Piters-Hofmann, together with Isabel Wünsche and Tanja Malycheva, is working on an edited volume by the Russian Art & Culture Group, entitled What Is to Be Done? – Art Practice, Theory and Criticism in Russia during the Long Nineteenth Century. Her current research concentrates on cosmopolitism and nationalism in 19th- and early 20th-century painting with an emphasis on Russian art.