Canadian Slavonic Papers

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

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3/4, September-December

The project establishes a clear inclusion criterion, which concurrently serves as tne ground for comparison-if there is a feature which is found in at least one of the locations, that feature is included in the atlas and used as the basis for comparison...
A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland
Kate Brown. A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2004.Kate Brown's study, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland, is a book about the fate of...
Beyond the Noise of Time: Readings of Marina Tsvetaeva's Memories of Childhood
Karin Greltz. Beyond the Noise of Time: Readings of Marina Tsvetaeva's Memories of Childhood. Stockholm Studies in Russian Literature, vol. 35. Stockholm: Almqvist och Wiksell International, 2004. 184 pp., paper.Karin Greltz rightly points out the relative...
Breaking through the Information Blockade: Election and Revolution in Ukraine 2004
ABSTRACT:The mass media are an important part of modern elections and revolutions. This was certainly the case in Ukraine in 2004 when a key Presidential election erupted into the Orange Revolution and resulted in a change in the country's ruling political...
Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society
Valery Tishkov. Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society. California Series in Public Anthropology. University of California Press: Berkeley, 2004. 284 pp. Foreword by Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Bibliography. Index. $50.00, cloth. $19.95, paper.Numerous so-called...
Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland
Patrice M. Dabrowski. Commemorations and the Shaping of Modem Poland. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004. 313 pp. Notes. Map. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $45.00, cloth.While it is generally known that patriotic Poles...
Converging Worlds: Religion and Community in Peasant Russia, 1861-1917
Chris J. Chulos. Converging Worlds: Religion and Community in Peasant Russia, 1861-1917. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. xv, 201 pp. Illustrations. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography, Index. $42.00, cloth.Chris Chulos's monograph...
Developments in Central and East European Politics
Stephen White, Judy Batt, and Paul G. Lewis, eds. Developments in Central and East European Politics. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. xix, 320 pp.While the individual country-specific and thematic chapters in this volume are very instructive, the...
Die Wortbildungslehre in der Anweisung Zur Erlernung der Slavonisch-Rußischen Sprache (1705-1729) Von Johann Werner Paus
Andrea Huterer. Die Wortbildungslehre in der Anweisung zur Erlernung der Slavonisch-Rußischen Sprache (1705-1729) von Johann Werner Paus. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2001. Slavische Beiträge, Band 408. 328 pp.With this work Huterer has provided a substantial...
Elections in Post-Communist Ukraine, 1994-2004: An Overview1
ABSTRACT:The paper attempts a comprehensive and theoretically grounded analysis of all parliamentary and presidential elections carried out in Ukraine in the decade 1994 to 2004. It is organized into four sections. The first deals with the electoral...
Extreme Rhetoric in the 2004 Presidential Campaign: Images of Geopolitical and Regional Division
ABSTRACT:This article examines the most extreme discursive elements of political advertising in the 2004 presidential campaign in Ukraine. It deals with images of hostility, expression of ethnic phobias, and stereotypical schemes that were designed as...
Femina Melancholica: Stat' I Kul'tura V Gendernii Utopii Ol'hy Kobylians'koi. [Femina Melancholica: Sex and Culture in the Gender Utopia of Ol'ha Kobylians'ka]
Tamara Hundorova. Femina Melancholica: Stat' i kul'tura v gendernii utopii Ol'hy Kobylians'koi. [Femina Melancholica: Sex and Culture in the Gender Utopia of Ol'ha Kobylians'ka] Kyiv: Krytyka, 2002. 271 pp. Bibliography. Index of Concepts. Index of Names....
Gogol's Afterlife: The Evolution of a Classic in Imperial and Soviet Russia
Stephen Moeller-Sally. Gogol's Afterlife: The Evolution of a Classic in Imperial and Soviet Russia. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. General Editor: Caryl Emerson. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2002. 208 pp. Illustrations. Notes....
Image Myths in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Election Campaign
ABSTRACT:This paper discusses the phenomenon of inculcating myths into the electorate's consciousness and analyzes the 2004 presidential campaign in Ukraine in order to conclude whether the classification of electoral myths proposed by American political...
IN MEMORIAM: Robert H. Johnston (1937-2005)
Our profession lost a gentleman with the death on October 19 of Robert H. Johnston after a long illness. As Professor Emeritus of Russian history at McMaster University, Johnston had been an inspiring teacher to several generations of students and a...
Introduction
When Oleh Ilnytzkyj invited me to edit a special issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers devoted to the 2004 presidential election in Ukraine, no one anticipated that this event would turn out to be of historic significance. It just seemed like a good topic...
Malyj Dialektologièeskij Atlas Balkanskix Jazykov. Probnyj Vypusk
Andrej N. Sobolev, ed. Malyj dialektologièeskij atlas balkanskix jazykov. Probnyj vypusk. Studien zum Südosteuropasprachatlas, Volume 2. Munich: Biblion Verlag, 2003. 357 pp. 170 maps. euro 34, paper.This volume is designed as a trial issue in preparation...
Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early Soviet Russia
Amy Nelson. Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early Soviet Russia. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004. xvi, 330 pp. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations. Musical Examples. $45.00, cloth.The question...
Panteon Rossiiskix Pisatelei XVII Veka: Kritikobiograficheskie Ocherki
Lev Bernikov and Jurii Serebriannyi. Panteon rossiiskix pisatelei XVII veka: Krifikobiograficheskie ocherki. Sankt-Peterburg: Akademicheskii proekt, 2002. 636 pp.The eighteenth century is a "blind spot" for most of those interested in Russian literature...
Poland, 1918-1945. an Interpretive and Documentary History of the Second Republic
Peter D. Stachura. Poland, 1918-1945. An Interpretive and Documentary History of the Second Republic. London: Routledge, 2004. xii, 221 pp. Bibliography. Chronology. Statistical Data. Index. Paper.The appearance of a primary source collection devoted...
Reconstructing Post-Communist Russia
Yitzhak Brudnv, Jonathan Frankel and Stefani Hoffman, eds. Reconstructing Post-Communist Russia. Cambridge, UK and New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xii, 286 pp. Index. Cloth.Reconstructing Post-Communist Russia is a collection of essays...
Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine
Serhii Plokhy and Frank E. Sysyn. Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine. Edmonton and Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2003. xvi, 216 pp. Bibliography. Index. $27.95 paper.It was not until the late 1980s that many scholars from a plethora...
Russia and Western Civilization. Cultural and Historical Encounters
Russel Bova, editor. Russia and Western Civilization. Cultural and Historical Encounters. London and Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.378 pp. Capsules. Glossary. Index. Paper.Course books are conventionally intended for students new to a particular field of...
Russia Gets the Blues. Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times
Michael Urban (with assistance of Andrei Evdokimov). Russia Gets the Blues. Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004. 179 pp. Illustrations. Index. $45.00, cloth. $17.95, paper.As Michael Urban...
Russia in Search of Itself
James H. Billington. Russia in Search of Itself. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2004. xviii, 234 pp. Notes. Index. $24.95, cloth.James Billington's latest book is an engaging look at Russian identity formation through the lens of intellectual...
Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia
Jan H. Kalicki and Eugene K. Lawson, eds. Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia. Washington D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford Business Books, 2003. xxviii, 510 pp. Glossary. Index.This is a rather...
Russian Peasants Go to Court: Legal Culture in the Countryside, 1905-1917
Jane Burbank. Russian Peasants Go To Court: Legal Culture in the Countryside, 1905-1917. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004. xxi, 374 pp. $49.95, cloth.The last two hundred years have proven that, when handled properly by a...
Rußland Und Seine öSterreichish-Ungarishchen Kriegsgefangenen (1914-1918)
Reinhard Nachtigal. Rußland und seine österreichish-ungarishchen kriegsgefangenen (1914-1918). Remshalden: Verlag Bernhard Albert Greiner, 2003.During World War I, Russia took more than two million prisoners from the Austro-Hungarian Army. Grounded in...
Spirit Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living
Koozma J. Tarasoff. Spirit Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living. Ottawa: Legas, 2002. Foreword by Andrew Donskov. xvi, 480 pp. Also available on CD-ROM.With a career spanning more than a half-century, Koozma J. Tarasoff is well known...
Sprachverhalten Und Ethnische Identität: Sorbische Schüler an der Jahrtausendwende
Leos.Satava. Sprachverhalten und ethnische Identität: Sorbische Schüler an der Jahrtausendwende (Schriften des Sorbischen Instituts/Spisy Serbskeho instituta, 39). Bautzen/Budysin: Domowina-Verlag, 2005. 284pp. euro22.90, paper.For many decades there...
Stalin's Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens, and the Soviet State, 1926-1936
Golfo Alexopoulos. Stalin's Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens, and the Soviet State, 1926-1936. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. xi, 243 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $41.50, cloth.The past two decades have seen a renewed interest in issues of citizenship...
Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution
Frederick C. Corney. Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. xviii, 301 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $49.95, cloth. $22.50, paper.Modern sensitivity to narrative strategies...
Terror in My Soul: Communist Autobiographies on Trial
Igal Halfin. Terror in My Soul: Communist Autobiographies on Trial. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. 366 pp. Illustrations, tables. $45.00 cloth.In this, his second book devoted to exploring the eschatological dimensions of Soviet communism,...
The Comparative Failure of Machine Politics, Administrative Resources and Fraud
ABSTRACT:This paper looks at the Ukrainian presidential elections from the perspective of machinations, including machine politics, administrative resources and fraud. By conceptually differentiating between different electoral strategies, it offers...
The First Domino: International Decision Making during the Hungarian Crisis of 1956
Joanna Granville. The First Domino: International Decision Making during the Hungarian Crisis of 1956. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. xx, 323 pp. Bibliography. Index.The First Domino is a detailed reconstruction of the 1956 Hungarian...
The Heart of Reality: Essays on Beauty, Love, and Ethics
Vladimir Soloviev. The Heart of Reality: Essays on Beauty, Love, and Ethics. Ed. and trans. by Vladimir Wozniuk. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2003. xviii, 244 pp. Index, cloth.In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Russian philosopher...
The New "Series Minor" from the Sorbian Institute*
0. Since the year 1992, the Serbian Institute in Bautzen/ Budysin has published a series of monographs (Schriften/Spisy) with at present close to 40 volumes. These are for the most part original and carefully researched investigations of between 112...
The Revolution of 1905. A Short History
Abraham Ascher. The Revolution of 1905. A Short History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004. xiv, 229 pp. Bibliography, index. $50.00 cloth. $19.95 paper.This book is an abridgement of Abraham Ascher's excellent two-volume study of the 1905 revolution...
The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia out in the Cold
Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy. The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2003. xix, 303 pp. Bibliography. Index. $46.95, cloth. $18.95, paper.The conquest and colonization of...
The View from Russia: Russian Press Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Elections in Ukraine
ABSTRACT:The article investigates Russian print media coverage of the 2004 presidential elections in the period between January 1 and December 31, 2004. The content of six Russian newspapers is surveyed. The article's methodology is based on a combination...
Towards a New Ukraine III. Geopolitical Imperatives of Ukraine: Regional Contexts
Theofil Kis, Irena Makaryk and Natalie Mychajlyszyn with Irena Bell, eds. Towards a New Ukraine III. Geopolitical Imperatives of Ukraine: Regional Contexts. Ottawa: Chair of Ukrainian Studies, 2001.Before the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University...
Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution
Patricia Kennedy Grimsted. Trophies of War and Empire: the Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 2001. x1vii,...
Two Hundred Years of Pushkin
Robert Reid and Joe Andrew, eds. Two Hundred Years of Pushkin. 3 Volumes. 'Pushkin's Secret': Russian Writers Reread and Rewrite Pushkin, VoI 1; Alexander Pushkin: Myth and Monument, Vol 2; Pushkin's Legacy, Vol 3. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004. 683 pp.Amidst...
Veiled Empire: Gender & Power in Stalinist Central Asia
Douglas Northrop, Veiled Empire: Gender & Power in Stalinist Central Asia. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004. xvii, 392 pp. Appendix. Glossary. Note on Sources. Bibliography. $25.95, paper. $57.50, cloth.Communist party leaders engaged...
Wiener Slawistischer Almanach
Wiener Slawistischer Almanack. Vol. 52. Slawische Sprachen heute. Proceedings of the International Conference "Slawische Sprachen heute", 4.-7. October, 2001, Institut für Slawistik, University of Vienna. Tilmann Reuther, ed. Institut für Slawistik,...

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