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Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine, 1918-1925
Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine, 1918-1925
By Stephen Velychenko

In Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red, Stephen Velychenko traces the first expressions of national, anti-colonial Marxism to 1918 and the Russian Bolshevik occupation of Ukraine.

Published Sep 2015
Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure
Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure
By Margarita M. Balmaceda

A must-read for anyone interested in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the politics of natural resources, this book reveals the insights gained by looking at post-Soviet development and international relations issues not only from a Moscow-centered perspective, but from that of individual actors in other states.

Published Jul 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
Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation
Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation

Edited by Irena R. Makaryk and Virlana Tkacz

The first book-length examination of this subject, Modernism in Kyiv is a breakthrough accomplishment that will become a standard volume in the field.

Published Mar 2015
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
By Gediminas Lankauskas

Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding in post-socialist Lithuania.

Published Jan 2015
Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine, 1923-1934
Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine, 1923-1934
By Matthew D. Pauly

Breaking the Tongue examines the implementation of the Ukrainization of schools and children’s organizations in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Published Dec 2014
Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar's Yugoslavia
Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar's Yugoslavia
By Christian Axboe Nielsen

Christian Axboe Nielsen uses extensive archival research to explain the failure of King Aleksandar’s dictatorship’s program of forced nationalization in the interwar era.

Published Oct 2014