Indiana Slavic Studies


Vol. 16, Annual

Books, Bibliographies, and Pugs There are a number of practicing Slavic librarians, as well as other academics, who received their first introduction to the profession and world of Slavic resources by taking Murlin Croucher's bibliographic methods...
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Murlin Lee Croucher
Murlin Lee Croucher, the youngest of three children, was born in Rochester, New York, on August 24, 1941, to Vera and Otis Croucher, who worked for Kodak. He graduated high school in Rochester, where he also studied violin at the Eastman School of...
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Post-1989 Publishing on Previously Suppressed Topics: Trends in Czech Contemporary History, with Reference to Poland
In January 1995, an extensive feature article in the New York Times provided a rare glimpse--rare from the perspective of American mass media, at least--into the process of rebuilding the historians' guild in post-communist Poland. Interviews with...
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Cataloging Production Standards for Non-Western Languages: From a Project to Permanent Standards
Introduction Much has been written about the ongoing struggle to identify, implement, and maintain meaningful production standards for catalogers. (1) This paper presents the methodology used to create production standards for the Area Studies Cataloging...
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What's Behind the Veil? the Ottoman Fiction of Ismail Kadare
Introduction Ismail Kadare (b. 1936) is the most famous Albanian writer of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Inside Albania, his works remain popular for their practical role in the construction and preservation of the modern Albanian...
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The Slavic Diaspora Library: The Slovak-American Example (1)
The inter-war period (1918-39) represents the "golden age" of nonacademic Slavic language libraries in the United States. Despite the immigration quotas adopted by the U.S. Congress in the 1920s, Slavic life in the United States flourished for millions...
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Where Library Meets Vendor: A Comparison of Six Vendors of Russian Books
This work has two main objectives: 1) to give a brief comparison of online interfaces for six major vendors of Russian books in order to determine their respective usefulness in the book selection process, and 2) to compare the holdings and prices...
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"Romanov's University": Libraries, Books, and Learning in Imperial Russian Prisons
Many comrades in prison regarded their stay as a temporary respite from revolutionary work and considered it necessary, finding themselves incarcerated, to flesh out their knowledge so as to be the better armed to renew the revolutionary struggle....
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Jozef Grycz (1890-1954): An Appreciation
In the history of Polish libraries and librarianship in the twentieth century, no individual achieved such prominence or exerted so much influence as Jozef Grycz. He has been called the leading figure in Polish libraries of the first half of the century...
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The Power and Peril Ideas: Continuity and Change in Romanian Publishing
Romanian literary historian Vasile Munteanu, writing in French as "Brasil Munteano," observed: The last fifteen years have revealed some from positions and, above the struggles of government, a battle of ideas to decide several questions:...
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Pacific Rim Librarianship: Collectors of Russian Materials on the Far East (1)
During a research trip to California in the spring of 2002, this author, the Russian bibliographer at the University of Hawaii (UH), turned her thoughts to Russian librarianship in the Pacific Rim. This broadly defined region encompasses not only the...
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V. F. Odoevsky and I. V. Got'e: Scholar-Librarians in Service to the State
Most library research collections reflect the scholarly interests of the people charged with developing these resources. Libraries themselves often flourish or flounder based on the strength of their leadership and administrators' ability to provide...
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Vol. 15, Annual

The seven related articles in this volume of Indiana Slavic Studies doubly counter the dominant focus in Polish Studies scholarship on "Literature penned by Great Men." Other scholars have complemented the vast criticism devoted to canonized -ewicz's...
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Public Women, Parochial Stage: The Actress in Late Nineteenth-Century Poland
In 1893 I was invited by the Committee of the World's Fair Auxiliary Women's Congress, in Chicago, to take part in the theatrical section of the Congress and to say something about "Woman on the Stage".... It may be remembered that one of ...
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Krystyna Janda: The Contradictions of Polish Stardom *
Agnieszka, the protagonist of Andrzej Wajda's Man of Marble (Czlowiek z marmuru, 1977), is the most prominent and simultaneously the most controversial female figure in Polish post-war cinema. Krystyna Janda, who made her screen debut in this role,...
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Crossing Borders and Octaves: The Polish Diva with a (Di)staff Difference *
"It's nice not to be a prima donna." Janet Baker (British mezzo-soprano) "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ..." Giacomo Puccini, Tosca "She's a connoisseur's secret on this side of the Atlantic. She [Podles] should be a household name." The Wall Street...
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Negotiating the Gaze: Olga Boznanska as a Portraitist *
The Eyes Cast Down The Polish artist Olga Boznanska's (1865-1940) paintings possess a certain quiet and unassuming quality. Over the years she distilled her gifts into a peculiar talent for chromatic understatement, vaguely delineated objects as...
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The Fabric of Memory: Ewa Kuryluk's Textile and Textual (Self-)Respresentations
Much of the recent interest in trauma and its representations is rooted in early psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic approaches to trauma and literature. Women critics such as Shoshana Felman, Dori Laub, and Cathy Caruth have contributed to the intense...
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Girlfriend, Your Style Has a Splinter: Polish Women's Magazine the Feminist Press, 1989-2002
Artifacts from the new Polish market economy gather dust in the bottom of my drawer: a bottle of pink nail polish, self-tanning cream, a faux-silk scarlet necklace, bath salts, two bouillon cubes, an envelope of vanilla-flavored grain coffee (kawa...
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The Wound of History: Gender Studies and Polish Particulars
"The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there." L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between I If the past is another country where they do things differently, are we doubly abroad if we visit, say, Poland of the late eighteenth century?...
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