Professor of cultural studies at CBEES, Södertörn University.

Irina Sandomirskaja

Professor of cultural studies at CBEES. Holds a doctoral degree in theoretical linguistics from the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In 2001, published a study of the deconstruction and archeology of Russian and Soviet patriotic speech practices. Current projects: De patientia: Language, Violence, and Strategies of Subjectivity, a collection of essays in language, power, and writing, and A Story of O, or Between Technique and Catastrophe, on Soviet deaf-blind education and related theories of language and consciousness.

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Articles by Irina Sandomirskaja

  1. 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 […]

  2. Revolution: An Unpleasant Memory

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

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. “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.".

  6. Biopolitics of Besiegement. Writing, Sacrifice, and Bare Life in Lidiia Ginzburg’s Notebooks

    A close reading of Ginzburg’s diaries shows how a fight against a shrinking living space is conducted on two levels: the purely physical fight for survival during the famine in Leningrad and the intellectual fight in a cultural environment increasingly dictated.

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