Canadian Slavonic Papers

Quarterly academic journal covers ethnic and cultural studies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, March

A Görög Katolikus Egyház Muvészete a Történelmi Magyarországon. Hagyomány éS megújúlas/Ukrains'ki Khoruhvy
Bern ade tt Puskás. A görög katolikus egyhâz müvészete a torténelmi Magyar országon. Hagyomány és megújúlas. Budapest: Magyar Képek, 2008. 319 pp. Bibliography. Index. Paper.Roksolana Kosiv. Ukrains'ki khoruhvy. L'viv: Natsional'nyi muzei u L'vovi im....
All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914
John W. Steinberg. All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898-1914. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2010. xvii, 383 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $60.00, cloth.John Steinberg's monograph is a...
Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor: The Biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991
A. M. Ermolaev and V. D. Dibner. Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor: The Biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991. William Barr, trans, and ed. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2009. xiv, 591 pp. Glossaries. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices....
Becoming Metropolitan: Urban Selfhood and the Making of Modern Cracow
Nathaniel D. Wood. Becoming Metropolitan: Urban Selfhood and the Making of Modern Cracow. DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. xiv, 272 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $40.00, cloth.The adjectives that first come to mind after reading...
Brodsky Abroad. Empire, Tourism, Nostalgia
Sanna Turoma. Brodsky Abroad. Empire, Tourism, Nostalgia. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. xi, 292 pp. Bibliography. Index. $29.95, paper.Sanna Turoma' s study of the role of travel in Joseph Brodsky' s writings is extremely welcome....
Children of the Gulag
Cathy A. Frierson and Semyon S. Vilensky. Children of the Gulag. The Annals of Communism Series. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010. 480 pp. Illustrations. Index. $55.00, cloth.Children of the Gulag is a methodologically and conceptually...
Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe
Bruce R. Berglund and Brian Porter-Szücs, eds. Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe. Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2010. xvi , 386 pp. Maps. Tables. Index. $55.00, cloth.With an ambitious scope that spans almost two...
Churchly Joy: Orthodox Devotions for the Church Year
Ser gius Bulgakov. Churchly Joy: Orthodox Devotions for the Church Year. Boris Jakim, trans. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. 163 pp. $16.00, paper.Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944) was a leading Russian intellectual before 1917 who journeyed from Marxism to...
Cities after the Fall of Communism. Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity
John Czaplicka, Nida Gelazis, and Blair Ruble, eds. Cities After the Fall of Communism. Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity. Washington, D. C: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, and Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. 384 pp. Illustrations....
Constitutional Bargaining in Russia, 1990-93: Institutions and Uncertainty
Edward Morgan-Jones. Constitutional Bargaining in Russia, 1990-93: Institutionsand Uncertainty. BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2010. xi, 191 pp. Bibliography. Index. £90.00, cloth.Constitution-making...
Erotic Nihilism in Late Imperial Russia: The Case of Artsybashev's Sanin
Otto Boele. Erotic Nihilism in Late Imperial Russia: The Case ofArtsybashev's Sanili. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. xiii, 255 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Index. $29.95, paper.This exceptionally well-researched book by Dutch Slavist...
Exile to Siberia, 1590-1822
Andrew A. Gentes. Exile to Siberia, 1590-1822. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xiii, 271 pp. Bibliography. Index. $80.00, cloth.One of the curious aspects of the Siberian exile system in Russian historical writing is that it never seems to get better...
Food and Everyday Life in the Postsocialist World
Melissa L. Caldwell, ed. Food and Everyday Life in the Posts ocialist World. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2009. 248 pp. Bibliography. Index. $24.95, paper.Food, as Marion Nestle states in her foreword to this intriguing collection...
From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19
Benjamin Isitt. From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19. Studies in Canadian Military History. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 20 10. xiii, 299 pp. Maps. Illustrations. Appendices. $85.00, cloth. $29.95, paper.The foreign...
Georgia Diary: A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the Post-Soviet Caucasus
Thomas Goltz. Georgia Diary: A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the PostSoviet Caucasus. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2009. 344 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $77.95, cloth. $29.95 paper.As a part of a trilogy on the Caucasus region (two...
Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory
Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer. Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. xxiv, 362 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $39.95, cloth.This book is a written monument to Czernowitz,...
Hitler's New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia
Stevan K. Pavlowitch. Hitler's New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. 256 pages. Illustrations. Chronology. List of personalities. Bibliography. Index. $37.50, cloth.Since at least the early 1950s,...
How the Curd Was Clotted: Accounting for Isaac Babel. and a Life of Literature*
How the Curd Was Clotted: Accounting for Isaac Babel... and a Life of Literature*"[Babel's style] shows what can be done. Even when you've got all the water out of them, you can still clot the curds a little more."Ernest Hemingway"All went as I wished,...
Hungary in the Dual Monarchy, 1867-1914
La sz Io Katus. Hungary in the Dual Monarchy, 1867-1914. East European Monographs, 738. Highland Lakes: Atlantic Research and Publications, Inc., 2008. ix, 539 pp. Chronology. Biographies. Maps. Bibliography. Indices. $60.00, cloth.László Katus makes...
In Pursuit of Liberalism. International Institutions in Postcommunist Europe
Rachel A. Epstein. In Pursuit of Liberalism. International Institutions in Postcommunist Europe. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 2008. xiv, 261 pp. Notes. References. Index. $55.00, cloth.In Pursuit of Liberalism seeks to explain the...
Intermediate Ukrainian
Oksana S achy k. Intermediate Ukrainian. The University of Arizona Critical Languages Series. CD-ROM and DVD-ROM courseware. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009.This DVD-ROM is an extremely useful addition to the corpus of texts and electronic...
Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire
Jeffrey Veidlinger. Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire. The Modern Jewish Experience. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2009. 408 pp. Illustrations. Map. Index. $65.00, cloth. $24.95, paper.Jeffrey Veidlinger' s Jewish...
Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity
Myroslav Shkandrij. Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. xiv, 265 pp. Bibliography. Index. $55.00, paper.Ukraine is a country of intersections. The borders that have, since 1991,...
Know Your Enemy. the Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts
David C. Engerman. Know Your Enemy. The Rise and Fall of America 's Soviet Experts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. x, 459 pp. Essay on sources. Illustrations. Notes. Index. $34.95, cloth.David C. Engerman uses the images of Mars and Minerva...
Kodiak Kreol: Communities of Empire in Early Russian America
Gwenn A. Miller. Kodiak Kr eoi: Communities of Empire in Early Russian America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. xxvi, 216 pp. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $55.00, cloth.The story of the colonization of Alaska by the Russians in the late part of...
Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioural Responses
Stephen K. Wegren. Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioural Responses. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. xix, 340 pp. Glossary. Appendices. Index. $55.00, paper.Stephen K. Wegren' s monograph provides a detailed analysis of the...
Lemko Studies: A Handbook
Bogdan Horbal. Lemko Studies: A Handbook. East European Monographs, 730. New York: Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, 2010. xi, 706 pp. Appendices. $65.00, cloth.This book is both an introduction to and a guide for anyone interested in studying the Lemko...
Lost to the Collective: Suicide and the Promise of Soviet Socialism, 1921-1929
Kenneth M. Pinnow. Lost to the Collective: Suicide and the Promise of Soviet Socialism, 1921-1929. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. xi, 276 pp. Bibliography. Index. $49.95, cloth."Suicide, perhaps more than any other form of human behavior," Kenneth...
Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation
Irena R. Makaryk and Virlana Tkacz, eds. Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. xxiv, 626 pp. Colour plates. Illustrations. Notes. Appendices. Index. $95.00, cloth.In the introduction to this impressive,...
Nabokov, Perversely
Eric Naiman. Nabokov, Perversely. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. 320 pp. Two halftones. Bibliography. Index. $35.00, cloth.Eric Naiman' s new monograph, Nabokov, Perversely, is one of the most engaging books on Nabokov's fiction to appear in...
Nationalist Imaginings of the Russian Past: Anatolii Fomenko and the Rise of Alternative History in Post-Communist Russia
Konstantin Sheiko in collaboration with Stephen Brown. Nationalist Imaginings of the Russian Past: Anatolii Fomenko and the Rise of Alternative History in Post-Communist Russia. Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. Stuttgart: Ibidem- Verlag,...
Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius: The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci
Avril Pyman. Pavel Flor ensky: A Quiet Genius: The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci. Foreword by Geoffrey Hosking. New York: Continuum, 2010. xxiii, 304 pp. Chronology. Glossary of names. Appendices. $29.95, cloth.Drawing upon...
Red to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia
Laura A. Henry. Red to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2010. xii, 282 pp. Map. Tables. Figures. Appendices. References. Index. $65.00, cloth. $24.95, paper.In this outstanding work, Laura...
Regiony Ukrainy: Khronika I Rukovoditeli. Tom 3: Krym I Nikolaevskaia Oblast'
Kimitaka Matsuzato, ed. Regiony Vkrainy: Khronika i rukovoditeli. Tom 3: Krym i Nikolaevskaia oblasf. Slavic Eurasian Studies, 20. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2009. 256 pp. Illustrations. Tables. Paper.This volume, the 20th...
Religion and Politics in Russia: A Reader
Marjorie Mandelstam Balz er, ed. Religion and Politics in Russia: A Reader. Arm on k and London: M. E. Sharpe, 2010. xxxi, 319 pp. Index. $84.95, cloth. $32.95, paper.Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer opens Religion and Politics in Russia: A Reader with the...
Republica Moldova, îNtre România Si Rusia 1989-2009
Dorin Cimpoesu. República Moldova, între România si Rusia 1989-2009. Chisinäu: Casa Limbii Romàne Nichita Stänescu, 2010. 428 pp. Introduction. Author's note. Appendix. Bibliography. Summaries in English, German, and Russian. MDL 75.00, paper.The political...
Romania since 1989
Catherine Durandin and Zoe Petre. Romania Since 1989. G. Jewsbury, trans. Boulder: East European Monographs, 2010. ix, 234 pp. $50.00, paper.The slowness of the transition to democracy in Romania over the past twenty years has placed the country firmly...
Russia in 1913
Wayne Dowler. Russia in 1913. DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press, 20 10. ix, 35 1 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $35.00, cloth.Wayne Dowler has taken up one of the central issues in the historiography of late imperial Russia, the degrees...
Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922: A Documentary History
Jonathan Daly and Leonid Trofímov, eds. Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922: A Documentary History. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, Inc., 2009. xli, 371 pp. Illustrations. Maps. $36.40, cloth. $14.95, paper.Jonathan Daly and Leonid Trofimov have...
Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War
Stephen F. Cohen. Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. xiv, 308 pp. Notes. Index. $28.50 / £19.50, cloth.Stephen Cohen's latest book is an ambitious project. In seven chapters,...
Stalin in Russian Satire. 1917-1991
Karen L. Ryan. Stalin in Russian Satire. 1917-1991. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. ix, 256 pp. Bibliography. Index. $29.95, paper.This book is a good addition to the reading list of any Russian literature class. It discusses the reflection...
Stories of the Soviet Experience. Memoirs, Diaries, Dreams
Irina Paperno. Stories of the Soviet Experience. Memoirs, Diaries, Dreams. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. 285 pp. Appendices. Notes to pages. Index. $22.95, paper.Despite its rather flat title, Stories of the Soviet Experience is a fascinating...
Studien Zur Sprache Des Dichters Jakub Bart-Cisinski
Jana Schulz (Solcina). Stuthen zur Sprache des Dichters Jakub Bart-Cisinski. Lëtopis. Zeitschrift für sorbische Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur. Sonderheft, 56. Bautzen: Domowina- Verlag, 2009. 201 pp. euro15.00, paper.The Sorbían poet Jakub Bart was...
The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus
Bruce Grant. The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2009. xviii, 188 pp. Glossary. References. Index. $65.00, cloth. $21.95, paper.In this gem of a book, Bruce...
The Colour Revolutions in the Rearview Mirror: Closer Than They Appear
ABSTRACT:The so-called Bulldozer, Rose, Orange, and Tulip Revolutions have reminded us that as repressive as a regime may be, the real power ultimately belongs to the masses, especially when its forces are supported and channelled into non-violent action...
The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910
William Nickell. The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. 210 pp. Illustrations. Notes to pages. Index. $29.95, cloth.Tolstoy continues to intrigue literary scholarship. He was not only...
The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring
Paulina Bren. The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism After the 1968 Prague Spring. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. 250 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $24.95, paper.In this book, Paulina Bren moves beyond the traditional...
The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture
Larry Wolff. The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. xi, 486 pp. Illustrations. Index. $60.00, cloth.Larry Wolffs new book is about "how an imagined or invented entity, like Galicia...
The Littlest Enemies: Children in the Shadow of the Gulag
Deborah Hoffman. The Littlest Enemies: Children in the Shadow of the Gulag. Bloomington: Slavica Publishers, 2009. ix, 189 pp. Bibliography. $22.95, paper.Deborah Hoffman begins her new book with the following sentence: "All translations involve choices,...
The Old Faith and the Russian Land. A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals
Douglas Rogers. The Old Faith and the Russian Land. A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals. Culture and Society After Socialism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. xvii, 337 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $69.95, cloth. $24.95,...
The Patriotism of Despair: Nation, War, and Loss in Russia
Serguei Alex. Oushakine. The Patriotism of Despair: Nation, War, and Loss in Russia. Culture and Society After Socialism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. xi, 299 pp. Illustrations. References. Index. $78.95, cloth. $24.95, paper.Skillfully employing...
The Road: Stories, Journalism, Essays
Vasily Grossman. The Road: Stories, Journalism, Essays. Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, with Olga Mukovnikova, trans. NYRB Classics. New York: New York Review Books, 2010. Illustrations. 373 pp. $17.95, paper.In 2006, New York Review Books published a...
The Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan
Laura L. Adams. The Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010. 242 pp. Bibliography. Index. $79.95, cloth. $22.95, paper.The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought the immediate challenge...
The Tolstoy Marriage Revisited-Many Times
IThe "troubled marriage" of Lev Nikolaevich (hereafter LN) and Sofia Andreevna (hereafter SA) Tolstoy has long served as a cynosure, an alluring subject, not so much for literary scholars as for professional writers with an eye for engaging reallife...
The Ugly in Russian Literature: Dostoevsky's Influence on Iurii Mamleev, Liudmila Petrushevskaia, and Tatiana Tolstaia
Inna Tigountsova. The Ugly in Russian Literature: Dostoevsky' s Influence on Iurii Mamleev, Liudmila Petrushevskaia, and Tatiana Tolstaia. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. 187 pp. Works cited. $97.00, cloth.This monograph is both a study...
The Western Front of the Eastern Church: Uniate and Orthodox Conflict in 18th-Century Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia
Barbara Skinner. The Western Front of the Eastern Church: Uniate and Orthodox Conflict in 18th-century PoMnd, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. Tables. Maps. Bibliography. Index, xvi, 295 pp. $42.00, cloth.It...
Transgressing the Nation: Cultural Practices of Polish Migrants in Ireland*
ABSTRACT:This article analyzes the ways in which Polish migrants in Ireland negotiate prevalent Polish discourses on migrant identity. The author emphasizes the complexity of migrant identity transgressions first, in order to displace a belief in a fixed...
Untersuchungen Zum Weiblichen Diskussionsstil Am Beispiel Von Gesprächen Russischer, Ukrainischer Und Polnischer InteraktionspartnerInnen
Nadine Thielemann. Untersuchungen zum weiblichen Diskussionsstil am Beispiel von Gesprächen russischer, ukrainischer und polnischer Interaktionspartnerinnen. Speci mina Philologiae Slavicae, 157. Munich and Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2010. 466 pp. Transcription...
Vid I Kategoriia Vezhlivosti V Slavianskom Imperative. Sravnitel'nyi Analiz
Rosanna Benacchio. Vid i kategoriia vezhlivosti vslavianskom imperative. SravniteVnyi analiz. Slavistische Beiträge, 472. Munich and Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2010. 209 pp. Diagrams. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index of names. Index of terms. euro26.00,...
Village Values. Negotiating Identity, Gender, and Resistance in Urban Russian Life-Cycle Rituals
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby. Village Values. Negotiating Identity, Gender, and Resistance in Urban Russian Life-Cycle Rituals. Bloomin gton: Slavica Publishers, 2008. 310 pp. Bibliography. Index. $29.95, paper.Rouhier-Willoughby has written a detailed...
Whither Slovak Historiography after 1993?
The appearance of a new state on the international scene offers the historiography of the nation that created it opportunities for interpretation and explanation that are linked to the conditions, circumstances, institutions, and personalities that brought...
Women in Power in Post-Communist Parliaments
Marilyn Ruesch emey er and Sharon Wolchik, eds. Women in Power in Post-Communist Parliaments. Washington, D. C: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2009. 256 pp. Selected bibliography. Contributors. Index. $65.00, cloth. $24.95, paper.Rueschemeyer and Wolchik,...
Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth? Technological Utopianism under Socialism, 1917-1989
Paul R. Josephson. Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth? Technological Utopianism Under Socialism, 1917-1989. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. ix, 349 pp. Illustrations. Index. $65.00, cloth.The latest study from this prolific American...
Yalta. the Price of Peace
S. M. Plokhy. Yalta. The Price of Peace. Cambridge and New York: Viking, 2010. xxviii, 451 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Index. $29.95, cloth.There is an enormous literature on the 1945 conference in Yalta. Some observers have regarded Yalta as the...