Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new book series called Contemporary Western Rusistika («Современная западная русистика»).
The series is published in the Russian language and features scholarly monographs and edited collections by prominent Western specialists in various fields of Russian studies, including culture, literature, history, intellectual history, cinema, politics, economics, social studies, and more. The series includes both first-ever Russian-language studies and English-language volumes translated into authorized Russian editions. All volumes are presented in Russian for the first time.
The mission of the series is to provide Russian readers with Western interpretations on Russian literature and culture, therefore promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. To a degree, the press considers Contemporary Western Rusistika (CWR) an extension of the reputable “Современная западная русистика” series presented by the publishing house Akademicheskii proekt in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the late 1990s – early 2000s. The legacy series was well known to many readers as the pioneering book series that introduced Western scholarship to Post-Soviet readers. Academic Studies Press believes that a similar introduction in support of intercultural relations and understanding is just as necessary today as it was two decades ago.
The first books to be released in November and December 2019 include:
Очерки по русской литературной и музыкальной культуре (Essays in Russian Literary and Musical Culture) by Caryl Emerson
Кровавый навет в последние годы Российской Империи: Процесс над Менделем Бейлисом по обвинению в ритуальном убийстве (Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis) by Robert Weinberg (Indiana University Press, 2013)
Неуловимая реальность: Сто лет русско-израильской литературы (1910–2020) (Elusive Reality: A Hundred Years of Russian-Israeli Literature, 1920–2020) by Roman Katsman
Books are available worldwide with distribution focused primarily on the Russian market. Books may be purchased in North America through the CWR page on Academic Studies Press’s website.
Authors interested in publishing their book in the Contemporary Western Rusistika series are welcome to contact the appropriate Acquisitions Editor relevant to your project:
History, Economics, Politics, Social Studies, Jewish Studies
Daria Nemtsova: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts, Literature, Film, Cultural Studies
Kseniia Tverianovich: email@example.com