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Articles written by Irina Sandomirskaja

Bakhtin as Praxis. Academic Production, Political Activism, and Artistic Practice

The purpose of the conference was to establish new points of contact between the actively developing traditional Bakhtin studies (in literature, language, and cultural theory), on the one hand, and those new directions in research that have discovered the importance of Bakhtin’s ideas in new applications in the humanities, social sciences, education, artistic research, and art practices.

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Andrey Bely Prize

Irina Sandomirskaja, professor of cultural studies at CBEES, Södertörn University, was awarded the most prestigious Russian prize for literary scholarship, […]

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The post-Soviet Europe and its ”beyond”

The theme of the conference, "Beyond Transition", reflects a critical phase in current research on Eastern Europe and highlights the need for theoretical and methodological revision noted by many.

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What Did the Father Say?

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions The story of innocence and corruption, bad motherhood and bad influences presented in […]

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Right Wing Academic Opportunism

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions And the right-wing academia immediately joined the voice of the judge in an […]

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The Pussy Riot Trial: Quotes from Court Verdict Concerning Feminism and Contemporary Art

Comments on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions   “Feminism is not crime but…” [1] The court cannot agree to the arguments […]

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Revolution: An Unpleasant Memory

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions Pussy Riot awakened public memory to a recollection of an alternative history that […]

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A Precedent of the Pussy Riot Trial: the Trial and Suicide of Anna Al’chuk (2003-2008)

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions It is not for the first time that feminism in Russia became an […]

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From Personal Recollections: A Feminist Tea Party, the Early 1990s

Comment to Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions It was at the beginning of the 1990s, Russia’a first post-soviet years. We […]

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“Khutin Pui, or What’s in Moscow? Election Campaign, a View from Below

The author has been following the protest against Putin through Facebook and a number of internet portals and claims that "even through the distance that any media technology always creates, one could not help feeling deeply affected by the joyous festivities during the protest events – tens of thousands strong manifestations, marches, flash mobs, and car rallies". "The idea that a political change must precede an economic discussion prevails. In the absence of a social program, the carnival feature of the protest movement becomes the uniting principle pulling together people who otherwise would have never ever acted together.".

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