Associate Professor of Literature at the Department of English Philology at Vilnius University.
Fields of interest: environmental humanities, literature and material culture.
Rūta teaches a number of courses on literary theory and English-language literature and carries out research in the fields of Canadian and Antipodean literature, memory studies, and the new materialism.
Among her recent publications are “Pro Pele Cutem: On the Subject(s) of Extraction in Fred Stenson’s The Trade” in Canadian Literature. Poetics and Extraction and “Waking the Witness and Witnessing the Wake in David Dabydeen’s Turner”in the collective monograph The Hook of Desire – Slavery and David Dabydeen’s Turner edited by Lynne Macedo.