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Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s1930s)
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s–1930s)
By Annie Gérin

In Devastation and Laughter, Annie Gérin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin.

Available Jan 2018
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
Writing the Yugoslav Wars: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representation
Writing the Yugoslav Wars: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representation
By Dragana Obradović

In Writing the Yugoslav Wars, Dragana Obradović analyses how the Yugoslav wars of secession helped shape the region’s literary culture. Obradović argues that the crisis of the country’s disintegration posed an ethical challenge to self-identified postmodernists.

Published Nov 2016
Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture
Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture
Edited by Angela Brintlinger and Ilya Vinitsky

Editors Angela Brintlinger and Ilya Vinitsky have brought together essays that cover over 250 years and address a wide variety of ideas related to madness

Published Oct 2015
The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist Prose
The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist Prose
By Maxim Tarnawsky

In The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine, Maxim Tarnawsky presents a thorough and much-needed reexamination of Ukrainian novelist Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi and his work.

Published Apr 2015
Reading Václav Havel
Reading Václav Havel
By David S. Danaher

In Reading Václav Havel, David S. Danaher approaches Havel’s remarkable body of work holistically, focusing on the language, images, and ideas which appear and reappear in the many genres in which Havel wrote.

Published Apr 2015
Automatic for the Masses: The Death of the Author and the Birth of Socialist Realism
Automatic for the Masses: The Death of the Author and the Birth of Socialist Realism
By Petre M. Petrov

In Automatic for the Masses, Petre M. Petrov offers a novel, theoretically informed account of the transition from modernism to Socialist Realism, tracing their connections through Modernist notions of agency and authorship.

Published Mar 2015
Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm
Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm
By Olga Bakich

In Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm, Bakich delves deep into Pereleshin’s poems and letters to tell the rich life story of this underappreciated writer.

Published Mar 2015
Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects
Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects
By Patrick O’Neill

Patrick O’Neill approaches five of Kafka’s novels and short stories by considering the many translations of each work as a single, multilingual “macrotext.”

Published Dec 2014
Literature on Trial: The Emergence of Critical Discourse in Germany, Poland & Russia, 1700-1800
Literature on Trial: The Emergence of Critical Discourse in Germany, Poland & Russia, 1700-1800
BY S.D. Chrostowska

Analysing works by Lessing, Goethe, and Karamzin, among others, Literature on Trial brings a fresh theoretical perspective to the links between genre as a discursive strategy and socio-political life.

Published Jul 2012