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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 Nov 2015
Reclaiming the Personal: Oral History in Post-Socialist Europe
Reclaiming the Personal: Oral History in Post-Socialist Europe
Edited by Natalia Khanenko-Friesen and Gelinada Grinchenko

Reclaiming the Personal underscores the political implications of oral history research in post-socialist Europe and highlights how oral history research in the region differs from that being conducted elsewhere.

Published Nov 2015
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
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 May 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 May 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
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 Feb 2015
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 Feb 2015
Ukraine: An Illustrated History
Ukraine: An Illustrated History
By Paul Robert Magocsi

Rather than limiting his study to an examination of the country's numerically largest population - ethnic Ukrainians - acclaimed scholar Paul Robert Magocsi emphasizes the multicultural nature of Ukraine throughout its history.

Published Feb 2015
Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination
Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination
By Serhy Yekelchyk

Combining archival research with an innovative methodology that links scholarly and political texts with the literary works and artistic images, Stalin's Empire of Memory presents a lucid, readable text that will become a must-have for students, academics, and anyone interested in Russian history.

Published Jan 2015