Myths and Taboos in Slavic Cultures* (Series)

Series Editor: Alyssa Dinega Gillespie (Independent Scholar)

Editorial Board:

  • David Bethea (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • Eliot Borenstein (New York University, New York)
  • Julia Bekman Chadaga (Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg)
  • Caryl Emerson (Princeton University, Princeton)
  • Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal (Fordham University, New York)
  • Marcus Levitt (USC, Los Angeles)
  • Alex Martin (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana)
  • Irene Masing-Delic (Ohio State University, Columbus)
  • Joe Peschio (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee)
  • Irina Reyfman (Columbia University, New York)
  • Stephanie Sandler (Harvard University, Cambridge)

“Myths and Taboos in Slavic Cultures” is concerned with the generative myths that serve as the foundation of a particular Slavic national or cultural identity, and with the taboos and other restraints on free thought and artistic expression within that same national or cultural context. On the one hand are the master narratives created by writers, artists, and intellectuals, whether officially mandated or positioned in opposition to circles of power. On the other hand are perspectives and creative works which the culture or its political hegemons forbid or deem unthinkable. Both of these frameworks–the myths and the taboos–combine to form the fundamental “operating principles” of a given cultural heritage. This series is conceived with broad scope and may include studies of any historical period and any cultural manifestation.

*previously known as “Myths and Taboos in Russian Culture”

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