Columbia's Harriman Institute: A Conversation with Eliot Borenstein
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 3:00pm EST
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar and streamed via YouTube Live. There will be no in-person event.
Please join us for a conversation with Eliot Borenstein (New York University) about his two recent books Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (Cornell University Press, 2020), winner of the Wayne S. Vucinich book prize, and Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). Moderated by Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Languages, Columbia University).
Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University. In addition to the works mentioned above, he is the author of Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929 (winner of the 2001 AATSEEL book prize), and Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (winner of the 2008 AWSS book prize). His current projects include three recently-submitted book manuscripts: Soviet-Self-Hatred: The Secret Identities of Postsocialism, Marvel Comics in the 1970s: The World Inside Your Head (initially serialized in draft form through Cornell University Press and as a blog), and Meanwhile, in Russia…: Russian Internet Memes and Viral Video (under contract with Bloomsbury Press). He has begun work on HBO’s The Leftovers: Mourning and Melancholy on Premium Cable and Unstuck in Time: On the Post-Soviet Uncanny.
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