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Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song: Folklore in Context
Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song: Folklore in Context
By Natalie Kononenko

Natalie Kononenko’s expert translation and analysis of Ukrainian epics provides a sweeping social history of folklore that is vital to Ukrainian identity.

Available Jan 2018
Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality
Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality
Edited by Anna Klobucka and Mark Sabine

As a whole, this work diverges from traditional Pessoa criticism by testifying to the importance of corporeal physicality in his heteronymous experiment and to the prominence of representations of (gendered) sexuality in his work.

Published Oct 2007
Russian Literature, 1995-2002: On the Threshold of a New Millennium
Russian Literature, 1995-2002: On the Threshold of a New Millennium
By Norman N. Shneidman

Despite the many challenges besetting it, Shneidman argues convincingly that literary activity in Russia continues to be dynamic and vibrant.

Published Dec 2004
Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Early Soviet Cultural Politics
Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Early Soviet Cultural Politics
By Irena Makaryk

Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn examines the complexities of the Soviet encounter with Shakespeare. It thus makes an important contribution to the studies of theatre, cross-culturalism, modernism, and postcolonialism.

Published Apr 2004
Mandel'shtam's Poetics: A Challenge to Postmodernism
Mandel'shtam's Poetics: A Challenge to Postmodernism
By Elena Glazov-Corrigan

Osip Mandel’shtam (1891–1938) is considered by many to have been the best Russian poet of his era. This book is the first attempt to describe in a comprehensive way Mandel’shtam’s intellectual world and its effect on his evolution as a thinker.

Published Dec 2000
Russian Literature, 1988-1994: The End of an Era
Russian Literature, 1988-1994: The End of an Era
By Norman N. Shneidman

The collapse of the Soviet Union brought about radical changes in the Russian literary world. Focusing on the current Russian literary scene, Russian Literature, 1988-1994 examines these recent changes.

Published Dec 1995
Jacques Chessex: Calvinism and the Text
Jacques Chessex: Calvinism and the Text
By David J. Bond

David J. Bond provides the first comprehensive study of Jacque Chessex's work in any language—a study that reveals Chessex’s deep ambivalence towards his Calvinist heritage and his efforts to resolve this dilemma through his texts. 

Published Dec 1994
The Chinese Novel at the Turn of the Century
The Chinese Novel at the Turn of the Century
Edited by Milena Doleželová-Velingerová

This collection of essays reveals the dynamic role of the late Qing novel in the process of modernization of Chinese fiction.

Published Dec 1980
'Betwixt Jest and Earnest': Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, Swift & the Decorum of Religious Ridicule
'Betwixt Jest and Earnest': Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, Swift & the Decorum of Religious Ridicule
By Raymond A. Anselment

Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, and Swift are among the best prose satirists in a remarkably rich literary era. Focusing on these key figures, ‘Betwixt Jest and Earnest’ examines the theory and practice of religious prose in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Published Dec 1979
Nicholas Karamzin and Russian Society in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Russian Political and Historical Thought
Nicholas Karamzin and Russian Society in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Russian Political and Historical Thought
By J.L. Black

This monograph focuses on the final third of Nicholas Karamzin's life, on his career at court (1816–26) and on the cultural heritage he left to the Russian Empire. 

Published Dec 1975