Before They Were Titans: Essays on the Early Works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy edited with an introduction by Elizabeth Cheresh Allen was reviewed in Slavic and East European Journal vol 60.2 (Summer 2016)
In Memorial of Leonard Cohen, one of the most influential Jewish songwriters in history, Tablet Magazine features Eliot R. Wolfson's postscript from the forthcoming Tangle of Matter and Ghost: Leonard Cohen's Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond. To read the postface at Tablet Mag, visit tabletmag.com. Tangle of Matter and Ghost will release in December 2016.
Academic Studies Press at ASEEES 2016
Academic Studies Press is proud to announce that we will be in attendance this week at the 48th Annual Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention in Washington DC.
Please visit us at booth #103 for access to exclusive conference discounts, to learn how to submit a manuscript for proposal, and to meet ASP staff. Exhibit hall hours are:
Thursday, November 17th: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Friday, November 18th: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday, November 19th: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday, November 20th: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Please join us also for the announcement of the winner of the fifth annual Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History and our roundtable discussion:
Russian Intellectual History in the Context of Contemporary Scholarship: Five years of Historia Nova Book Prize
Friday, November 18, 2016; 10:00AM to 11:45AM
Wardman DC Marriott, Mezzanine, Coolidge
For questions about ASP at ASEEES, please visit or contact:
Igor Nemirovsky, PhD
Director & Publisher
Faith Wilson Stein, PhD
Acquisitions Editor, Slavic Studiesfwstein@academicstudiespress.com
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Historia Nova Prize 2016 Shortlist
The Historia Nova Prize, established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press, is designed to stimulate scholarship in the fields of Russian Intellectual and Cultural History and support the professional status of Russian Studies. For more information on Historia Nova and this year's prize, visit the Historia Nova Website.
Now Available on ASP Open
Exemplary Bodies: Constructing the Jew in Russian Culture, 1880s to 2008 explores the construction of the Jew’s physical and ontological body in Russian culture as represented in literature, film, and non-literary texts from the 1880s to the present. With the rise of the dominance of biological and racialist discourse in the 1880s, the depiction of Jewish characters in Russian literary and cultural productions underwent a significant change, as these cultural practices recast the Jew not only as an archetypal “exotic” and religious or class Other (as in Romanticism and realist writing), but as a biological Other whose acts, deeds, and thoughts were determined by racial differences. This Jew allegedly had physical and psychological characteristics that were genetically determined and that could not be changed by education, acculturation, conversion to Christianity, or change of social status. This stereotype has become a stable archetype that continues to operate in contemporary Russian society and culture.
A Coat of Many Colors: Dress Culture in the Young State of Israel by Anat Helman was reviewed in Studies in Contemporary Jewry, vol. 29, A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World, ed. Eli Lederhendler and Gabriel Finder (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).