Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Slavistik 2022.11

Queer trans­gres­sions in twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry Pol­ish fic­tion: gen­der, nation, pol­i­tics
BuchcoverThrough­out the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry in Poland var­i­ous ide­olo­gies attempt­ed to keep queer voic­es silent—whether those ide­olo­gies were fas­cist, com­mu­nist, Catholic, or neo-lib­er­al. Despite these pres­sures, there exist­ed a vibrant, trans­gres­sive trend with­in Pol­ish lit­er­a­ture that sub­vert­ed such silenc­ing. This book pro­vides in-depth tex­tu­al analy­ses of sev­er­al of those texts, cov­er­ing near­ly every decade of the last cen­tu­ry, and includes authors such as Witold Gom­brow­icz, Mar­i­an Pankows­ki, and Olga Tokar­czuk, win­ner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Lit­er­a­ture. Jack J. B. Hutchens demon­strates the sub­ver­sive pow­er of each work, show­ing that through their trans­gres­sions they help to under­mine nation­al­ist and homo­pho­bic ide­olo­gies that are still at play in Poland today. Hutchens argues that the trans­gres­sive read­ing of Pol­ish lit­er­a­ture can chal­lenge the many bina­ries on which con­ser­v­a­tive, het­ero­nor­ma­tive ide­ol­o­gy depends in order to main­tain its cul­tur­al hege­mo­ny.
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New dra­ma in Russ­ian: per­for­mance, pol­i­tics and protest in Rus­sia, Ukraine and Belarus
BuchcoverHow and why does the stage, and those who per­form upon it, play such a sig­nif­i­cant role in the social make­up of mod­ern Rus­sia, Ukraine and Belarus? In New Dra­ma in Russ­ian, Julie Cur­tis brings togeth­er an inter­na­tion­al team of lead­ing schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers to tack­le this com­plex ques­tion.
New Dra­ma, which draws heav­i­ly on tech­niques of doc­u­men­tary and ver­ba­tim writ­ing, is a key means of protest in the Russ­ian-speak­ing world; since the fall of the Sovi­et Union in 1991, the­atres, drama­tists, and crit­ics have col­lab­o­rat­ed in using the genre as a lens through which to explore a wide range of top­ics from human rights and state oppres­sion to sex­u­al­i­ty and racism. Yet sur­pris­ing­ly lit­tle has been writ­ten on this impor­tant the­atri­cal move­ment. New Dra­ma in Russ­ian rec­ti­fies this. Through pro­vid­ing ana­lyt­i­cal sur­veys of this out­spo­ken transna­tion­al genre along­side case-stud­ies of plays and inter­views with play­wrights, this vol­ume sheds much-need­ed light on the key issues of per­for­mance, pol­i­tics, and protest in Rus­sia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Metic­u­lous­ly researched and ele­gant­ly argued, this book will be of immense val­ue to schol­ars of Russ­ian cul­tur­al his­to­ry and post-Sovi­et lit­er­ary stud­ies.
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