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April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Poltics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo
April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Poltics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo
By Irena R. Makaryk

Drawing extensively from unexplored archival documents from France, Austria, and North America, April in Paris is the first major study to focus on theatre arts at the 1925 Paris Expo and on the audacious and far-reaching impact of the Soviet contributions to this fair.

Available Jul 2018
Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
By Gabriel N. Finder and Alexander V. Prusin

Justice Behind the Iron Curtain is the first work to showcase communist Poland’s judicial confrontation with the legacy of the Nazi occupation and its oppressive regime.

Available May 2018
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
My Final Territory: Selected Essays
My Final Territory: Selected Essays
Yuri Andrukhovych
Edited by Michael M. Naydan
Translated by Mark Andryczyk and Michael M. Naydan

Yuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine’s preeminent authors and cultural commentators.

My Final Territory is a collection of Andrukhovych’s philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays, which demonstrate his enormous talent as an essayist to the English-speaking world.

Available Jan 2018
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 17891945
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 1789–1945
Edited by Leonard G. Friesen

In Minority Report, Leonard G. Friesen and the volume’s contributors boldly reassess Mennonite history in Imperial Russia and the former Soviet Ukraine.

Available Dec 2017
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
By Serhiy Bilenky
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands is the first work to approach the history of Kyiv from an interdisciplinary perspective and showcases Kyiv’s rightful place as a city worthy of attention from historians, urbanists, and literary scholars.
Available Dec 2017
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Edited by Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, and Serhii Plokhy

Ukraine and Europe challenges the popular perception of Ukraine as a country torn between Europe and the east. Twenty-two scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia explore the complexities of Ukraine’s relationship with Europe and its role the continent’s historical and cultural development.

Available Dec 2017
In the Childrens Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
In the Children’s Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
By Lynne Taylor

Taylor’s exploration and insight into the debates around national identity and the privilege of citizenship challenges our understanding of nationality in the postwar period.

Available Dec 2017
The Imperial Russian Project: Autocratic Politics, Economic Development, and Social Fragmentation
The Imperial Russian Project: Autocratic Politics, Economic Development, and Social Fragmentation
Edited by Alfred J. Rieber
Forward by Yanni Kotsonis
Available Dec 2017