Canadian Slavonic Papers

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

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 3/4, September-December

"Closed Circles": Edward L. Keenan's Early Textual Work and the Semiotics of Response
ABSTRACT:Historians are at times divided in their views by "closed circles" of arguments based on differently prioritized premises. An instance of this occurs in the responses to the early textual work of Edward L. Keenan and his challenges to the traditional...
Contested Tongues: Language Politics and Cultural Correction in Ukraine. Culture and Society after Socialism
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Laada Bilaniuk. Contested Tongues: Language Politics and Cultural Correction in Ukraine. Culture and Society after Socialism. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2006. x, 230...
Count Sergei Witte and the Twilight of Imperial Russia: A Biography
Sidney Harcave. Count Sergei Witte and the Twilight of Imperial Russia: A Biography. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharps, 2004. vii, 323 pp.Sidney Harcave's readable and informative biography of Sergei Iu. Witte is the first of its kind in English. It is laid...
Die Südaromunische Mundart Von Turia (Pindos). Syntax, Lexik, Ethnolinguistik, Texte.
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formula omitted.)Maria Bara, Thede Kahl and Andrej N. Sobolev. Die südaromunische Mundart von Turia (Pindos). Syntax, Lexik, Ethnolinguistik, Texte. .... Materialen zum Südosteuropasprachatlas, vol. 4....
Die Tschechischen Kontaktwörter in der Slovakischen Sprachpraxis Und in der Rezeption der Zeitgenössischen Slovakistik
Martina Gazdiková. Die tschechischen Kontaktwörter in der slovakischen Sprachpraxis und in der Kezeption der zeitgenössischen Slovakistik. Slavistische Beiträge, Band 440. Munich: Otto Sagner, 2005. 339 pp. Appendices. Bibliography. euro26.00, paper.This...
Dimensional Spaces in Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Two Hundred Years Together
ABSTRACT:The history of Russian culture provides sufficient evidence that a renowned writer can also be a great historian. Indeed, Nikolai Karamzin (The History of the Russian State), Aleksander Pushkin (The History of Pugachev), and Aleksander Solzhenitsyn...
Edward Keenan Not in Print
ABSTRACT:In addition to his published works of scholarship, Edward L. Keenan has made many contributions to the field of Slavic Studies. This article explores his role as a mentor, both of his own students, and of many students from other universities...
Elections by Design: Parties and Patronage in Russia's Regions
Bryon Moraski. Elections By Design: Parties and Patronage in Russia's Regions. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006. 164 pp. Tables. Bibliography.Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has been experimenting with its electoral laws,...
Galicia: A Multicultured Land
Christopher Hann and Paul Robert Magocsi, eds. Galicia: A Multicultural Land, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. Pp. ix, 259. Illustrations, index. Paper."Galicia nostalgia"-that passion tor remnants of the short-lived Polish-Ukrainian province...
Gender and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Russian Culture
Helena Goscilo and Andrea l.anoux, eds. Gender and National Identity in TwentiethCentury Russian Culture. DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2006. x, 257 pp. Illustrations. Index. Contributors. Cloth: $38.00. Paper: $22.50.The first work of...
"Ich Bin Jetzt Hier Und das Ist Gut So". Lebenswelten Von Flüchtlingen Und Vertriebenen in der Lausitz
Ines Relier, "Ich binjetzt hier und dus ist gui su". Lebenswellen von Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen in der Lausitz. Letopis, wosebity zesiwk/Sonderheft (special issue). Budysin/Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2005. 193 pp. euro12.00, paper.Ines Keller has...
Introduction: Edward Keenan's Influence on Early Russian Studies
The three papers that follow emerged from a roundtable at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) in Toronto on November 22, 2003. The roundtable was organized by Andrei Pliguzov (Library of Congress)...
Kroatisch Für Die Mittelstufe: Lese- Und ÜBungstexte
Marija Korom. Kroatisch für die Mittelstufe: Lese- and Übungstexte. 3rd, revised ed. Slavistische Beitrage, 369. Studienhilfen, Band 8. Miinchen: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2005. 266 pp. Bibliography. euro17.40, paper.The new addition of Korom's book is a useful...
Letters from the Governor's Wife: A View of Russian Alaska, 1859-1862
[Anna Elisabeth Furuhjelm.] Letters from the Governor's Wife: A View of Russian Alaska, 1859-1862. Ed. by Annie Constance Christensen. The Beringiana Series, volume 3. Aarhus, Denmark: Aaarhus University Press, 2005. 277 pp. Paper.This attractively illustrated...
L'Influsso Dell'italiano Sulla Grammatica Delle Lingue Minoritarie. Problemi Di Morfologia E Sintassi
Walter Breu, ed. L'Influsso dell'italiano sulla grammatica delle lingue minoritarie. Problemi di morfologia e sintassi. Atti del Convegno Internazionale-Costanza, 8-11 ottobre 2003. Studi e testi di albanistica, 17. Rende: Universitá della Calabria,...
Love & Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin
Douglas Smith, ed. and trans. Love & Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2004. Illustrations. Maps. Chronology. Bibliography. $40, cloth. $25, paper.In...
Making Jews Modern: The Yiddish and Ladino Press in the Russian and Ottoman Empires
Sarah Abrevaya Stein. Making Jews Modern: The Yiddish and Ladino Press in the Russian and Ottoman Empires, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004. 328 pp. Photographs. Notes. Index.The first scholars of the modern Jewish experience,...
Metadiskursive Argumentation: Linguistische Untersuchungen Zum Russischen Pilosophischen Diskurs Von Lomonosov Bis Losev
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Holger Kuße. Metatliskursive Argumentation: Linguistische Untersuchungen zum russischen pilosophischen Diskurs van Lomonosov bis Losev. Munich: Otto Sagner, 2004. xvii, 592 pp. Summary...
Nicolaas Van Wijk (1840-1941): Slavist, Linguist, Philanthropist
Jan Paul Hinrichs. Nicolaas van Wijk (1840-1941): Slavist, Linguist, Philanthropist. Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics, vol. 31. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006. 341 pp. $85.00, cloth.It is not uncommon for the names and contributions of scholars who...
Over the Wall/After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures through the East-West Gaze
Sibelan Forrester, Magdalena J. Zaborowska and Elena Gapova, cds. Over the Wall/After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures Through the East-West Gaze. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004. xi, 320 pp. Bibliography. Index.The conceptual...
Pis'ma V Sigeisk
Nikolai Khardzhiev, Pis'ma v Sigeisk. Pegasus Oost-Europese Studies 4. Amsterdam: Utigeverij Pegasus, 2006. ix, 295pp. Illustrations. euro 32.00, paper.Russia's "first" avant-garde, or "left" art as it was known, can often seem far removed from late...
Political Folkways and Praying for the Dead in Muscovy: Reconsidering Edward Keenan's "Slight" against the Church
ABSTRACT:The nature of the Muscovite political system remains today a hotly debated issue, but it was not always so. The traditional view portrays the ruler as an autocrat-the outright owner of Muscovy's land and people-who struggled against the aristocracy...
Privatizing Poland: Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor
Elizabeth C. Dunn. Privatizing Poland: Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004. vii, 204 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $45.00, cloth. $18.95, paper.Écrit par une anthropologue, cet ouvrage...
Putin: Russia's Choice
Richard Sakwa. Putin: Russia's Choice. London: Routledge, 2004. 306 pp. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.In a short period of time, Vladimir Putin has made a strong imprint on Russia's political life. Elected in 2000 as the Russian Federation's second president,...
Recrafting Federalism in Russia and Canada: Power, Budgets, and Indigenous Governance
Peter H. Solomon, Jr. Recrafting Federalism in Russia and Canada: Power, Budgets, and Indigenous Governance. Toronto: Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 2005. ix, 124p.In this rather short, but nonetheless extremely...
Reinventing Romantic Poetry: Russian Women Poets of the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Diana Greene. Reinventing Romantic Poetry: Russian Women Poets of the MidNineteenth Century. Madison, Wl: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. xi, 306 pp. Appendix. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $29.95, paper.Where are the women poets in the canon...
Republic of Labor: Russian Printers and Soviet Socialism, 1918-1930
Diane P. Koenker. Republic of Labor: Russian Printers and Soviet Socialism, 1918-1930. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, xii, 343 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $49.95, cloth.Diane Koenker's latest book analyzes Soviet workers' class identity...
Rus', Russia and National Identity: Another Voice1
It could be argued that enough has already been written about the book edited by S. Franklin and E. Widdis, which has become the object of a lively discussion, a discussion where emotional reactions seem occasionally to dominate, even though the questions...
Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914
Alexander Polunov. Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914. Edited by Thomas C. Owen and Larissa G. Zakharova. The New Russian History Series. Armonk, New York and London; M. E. Sharpe, 2005. Illustrations. Notes....
Russische Emigration Im 20. Jahrhundert. Literatur - Sprache - Kultur
Frank Göbler, ed. Russische Emigration im 20. Jahrhundert. Literatur - Sprache - Kultur. Arbeiten und Texte zur Slavistik 76. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2005. 412 pp. Illustrations.Was there a Russian culture of emigration in the twentieth century?...
Serbia since 1989: Politics and Society under Milosevic and After
Sabrina Ramet and Vjeran Pavlakovic, eds. Serbia since 1989: Politics and Society Under Milosevic and After. Jackson School Publications in International Studies. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. xii+440. Glossary. Index. Cloth.It is difficult...
Simeon Polockij's Library: A Catalogue
Anthony Hippisley and Evgenija Luk'janova, compilers. Simeon Polockij's Library: A Catalogue. Köln, Weimer, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2005. vii, 226 pp. 11 illustrations. Euro 34.90/SFr 60.40."Habent sua fata liberi" says the Latin proverb. There is much...
Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village
Margaret Paxson. Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press & Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005. Black/White Photographs. Bibliography. Index. 355 pp. $24.95 (paper)....
Song Manuscript in the Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences*
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Song manuscript in the Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences*This impressive volume falls into two major parts, a 375-page Kommentar and an almost identically sized edition...
Speculum Slaviae Orientalis. Muscovy, Ruthenia and Lithuania in the Late Middle Ages
Vyacheslav V. Ivanov and Julia Verkholantsev, eds. Speculum Slaviae Orientalis. Muscovy, Ruthenia and Lithuania in the Late Middle Ages. UCLA Slavic Studies. New Series. Vol. IV. Moscow: Novoe izdatel'stvo, 2005. 256 p. Subject index. Cloth.Fourteen...
Stalemate in Civil Society: Post-Communist Transition in Poland and the Legacy of Socialism
Michael Magner. Stalemate in Civil Society: Post-Communist Transition in Poland and the Legacy of Socialism. Warsaw: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR, 2003.Michael Magner's goals with this comprehensive analysis ofcivil society in Poland is to document the...
Tales of Old Odessa: Crime and Civility in a City of Thieves
Roshanna P. Sylvester. Tales of Old Odessa: Crime and Civility in a City of Thieves. DeKalb: Northern Illinois Press, 2005 x, 244 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. $38.00, cloth.At the beginning of the twentieth century, Odessa's...
The Evolution of the System of Long and Short Adjectives in Old Russian
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Karin Larsen. The Evolution of the System of Long and Short Adjectives in Old Russian. Slavistischc Beitrage, Band 439. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2005. 283 pp. Appendices. Bibliography,...
The Female Persona in Wislawa Szymborska's Poems
ABSTRACT:Wislawa Szymborska's poetry (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1996) has gained wide acclaim not only in her native Poland but also abroad, including the English-speaking countries, where translations of her work have appeared both in book form and...
The Politics of Multiculturalism: A Ukrainian-Canadian Memoir
Manoly R. Lupul. The Politics of Multiculturalism: A Ukrainian-Canadian Memoir. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2005. xviii, 508 pp. $34.95, paper. $69.95, clothIn The Politics of Multiculturalism, Manoly Lupul, former director...
The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism, and Postsocialism on the Black Sea
Kristen Ghodsee. The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism, and Postsocialism on the Black Sea. New Directions in Women's Studies. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005. xii, 226 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. Notes. Appendices. $74.95, cloth. $21.95,...
The Russian Moment in World History
Marshall T. Poe. The Russian Moment in World History. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2006. xv. 116 pp. Maps. Chronology. Bibliographie Note. Index. Paper.This short, provocative book is dedicated with thanks to Daniel II. Kaiser and...
Tobi Nalezhyt Tsilyi Svit
Kostetskyi Ihor. Tobi nalezhyt tsilyi svil. Kyiv: Krytyka, 2005. 528 pp. Illustrations. Paper. In Ukrainian. ISBN 9667679713.Tobi nalezhyt tsilyi svil is the first book by Ihor Kostetskyi (born Ihor Merzliakov, Kyiv, 1913, died 1983, Germany), a prominent...
Ukraine or Little Russia? Revisiting an Early Nineteenth-Century Debate
ABSTRACT:This article contributes to the existing literature on the "History of the Rus'," at once the most mysterious and the most influential product of Ukrainian Cossack historiography, in three major respects. First, it challenges the dominant historiographic...
Vasil Bykau: His Life and Works
Zina J. Gimpelevich. Vasil Bykau: His Life and Works. Montreal & Kingston - London - Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. xi, 260 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index.Zina J. Gimpelevieh's monograph provides deep insights into the life...
Vozdukh. Zhurnal Poezii
Dmitri! Kuz'min, ed. Vozdukh. Zhurnal poezii. Vol 1, 2006.. Moscow. Proekt Argo. 160 pp. ISSN 1818-8486. (Price per volume varies.)The newest undertaking of the effervescent young poet, critic and publisher Dmitrii Kuz'min is an excellent new poetry...
Women in Polish Cinema
Ewa Mazierska and Elzbieta Ostrowska (with a supplementary chapter by Joanna Szwajcowska). Women in Polish Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006. x, 244 pp. Illustrations. Filmography. Bibliography. Index. $25, paper.Several studies in English have...

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