Panel 2: The Soviet World

Panel 2: The Soviet World

John Etty
Performing ideology: Communism and modernism in Soviet graphic satire

In the early years of the USSR satirical writing and graphic satire, especially in political cartoons, comprised a significant share of the Soviet Union’s magazine publishing. Of the numerous magazines in print during the era of the New Economic Policy, Krokodil would become the most important; more…

Phaedra Claeys
Safeguarding Russian culture as a cultural reality or as a cultural construct? The case of the news magazine Illustrated Russia

This paper will present some results of my PhD research on the mainstream Russian émigré news magazine Illustrated Russia (Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia, henceforth IR). IR is the ideal test case for the widely accepted idea that interwar Russian émigré culture was largely a preservationist culture, more…

Michael Erdman
Issue: class, volume: nation: Periodicals in the construction of Soviet Turkic identities

At the dawn of the 20th century, magazines and newspapers became an important vehicle for expressing Muslim Turkic identities in the Russian Empire. The 19th century saw Ismail Gasprinski’s Tercüman emerge as the widest reaching, and occasionally only, Turkic voice among Imperial-era outlets. more…

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