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The mirror and the map: Central Europe in the late prose of Danilo Kiš (2014)
Journal Article
Zoric, V. (2014). The mirror and the map: Central Europe in the late prose of Danilo Kiš

The article examines Danilo Kiš’s essayistic and narrative articulations of the cultural space of Central Europe in the context of dissident debates and the Yugoslav political crisis. In mid-1980s, Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” spar... Read More about The mirror and the map: Central Europe in the late prose of Danilo Kiš.

The “grave covering” of St Demetrios between Byzantium and Rus (2014)
Journal Article
White, M. (2014). The “grave covering” of St Demetrios between Byzantium and Rus

Much scholarly attention has focused on the role of St Demetrios in the maintenance of the civic identity and cultural independence of Thessalonika, the Byzantine Empire’s second city. Yet Thessalonika did not always win this struggle with Constantin... Read More about The “grave covering” of St Demetrios between Byzantium and Rus.

Writing about war: making sense of the absurd in Mileta Prodanović's novel Pleši, čudovište, na moju nežnu muziku (Dance, you monster, to my soft music) (2013)
Journal Article
Norris, D. A. (2013). Writing about war: making sense of the absurd in Mileta Prodanović's novel Pleši, čudovište, na moju nežnu muziku (Dance, you monster, to my soft music). Modern Language Review, 108(2), doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.108.2.0597

In the narrative of a mass conflict, the human experience of its effects may be subsumed into the rationalizing contours of history, or they may fall completely outside our comprehension. This article examines the intertextual strategies employed in... Read More about Writing about war: making sense of the absurd in Mileta Prodanović's novel Pleši, čudovište, na moju nežnu muziku (Dance, you monster, to my soft music).

Russian anti-literature (2013)
Book
Hellebust, R. (2013). Russian anti-literature. University of Nottingham

To support the myth of Russian literature’s unique social mission, its critics, historians, and creators since the time of Pushkin have used various strategies to present it as inherently nomoclastic – as somehow standing apart from established Europ... Read More about Russian anti-literature.

Techno-utopianism and the Orient in Russian revolutionary culture (2013)
Other
Hellebust, R. (2013). Techno-utopianism and the Orient in Russian revolutionary culture

The magnitude of the hopes pinned on technology in early twentieth-century Russia was directly proportional to its relative backwardness in this area. The nation saw itself on the brink of an historic clash between the age-old ways of the Slavic peas... Read More about Techno-utopianism and the Orient in Russian revolutionary culture.