February 19, 2020
Yuri Tynianov was a key figure of Russian Formalism, an intellectual movement in early 20th century Russia that also included Viktor Shklovsky and Roman Jakobson. Tynianov developed a groundbreaking conceptualization of literature as a system within—and in constant interaction with—other cultural and social systems. Ainsley Morse and Philip Redko, editor/translators of Permanent Evolution, a collection of Tynianov’s critical works, discuss in this interview the translation and compilation processes, Tynianov’s impact on literary and film criticism, and more.
January 24, 2020
This is a guest post from Mark Lipovetsky, editor of the Cultural Syllabus book series.
The series “Cultural Syllabus” comprises critical readers and anthologies of primary and secondary texts for a broad variety of undergraduate courses in Russian Studies, including literature, film, and cultural history. Books in this series are typically edited by experienced college and university instructors, who convert their course materials into source books for colleagues and students. Additionally, these books serve as introductions to their given subjects for a general readership.