TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of contents

THE NEW SOCIAL POETRY

Nastya Denisov. She Remains

10 Oleg Yuriev. Petersburg Cemeteries

 

THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF PERFORMANCE

14 Mikhail Shiyanov. From the Editor

16 Irina Sirotkina.“How Can We Know the Dancer from the Dance?”: The Anthropology of Movement and Dance

31 Ekaterina Krylova. Gelitin’s Paradox: Radical Punk Performance as a Vaccination against Alternatives

48 Varvara Sklez. The Incomplete Archive and Documenting Experience: Strategies for Describing Jerzy Grotowski’s Practices

 

SOVIET PRACTICES AND IDEOLOGIES: LITERATURE, PERIODICALS, AND DRAMA

61 Ilya Kukulin. Periodicals for Engineers: Soviet Popular Science Journals and the Shaping of the Late-Soviet Scientific and Technical Intelligentsia’s Interests

86Violetta Gudkova. The Inertia of Fear and Attempts at a Breakthrough: The Second Congress of Soviet Writers

106 Evgeny Ponomarev. Literature in School as Everyday Ideology: Soviet and Post-Soviet Practices

120 Tatiana Shishkova. “‘Representing Soviet People as Uncultured’: The History of a Decree in the Journals Zvezda and Leningrad in the Context of the Western Press’s Anti-Soviet Campaign

 

LITERARY COMMUNITIES: FROM “CIRCLES OF YES-MEN” TO A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

139 Vera Milchina. Literary Affection in France and Russia: Camaraderie littéraire and ‘Famous Friends’

158 Ekaterina Lyamina, Natalia Samover. Krylov et al.: The Genesis and Meaning of Russia’s First Literary Jubilee

 

IN MEMORIAM: LEONID BATKIN

(Kharkov, June 29, 1932 — Moscow, November 29, 2016)

180 Nikolay Koposov. On Leonid Batkin

195 Marina Sviderskaya. On Leonid Batkin

201 Vladimir Krzhevov. On L.M. Batkin

206 Mikhail Boytsov. The Brilliant Outsider

210 Andrej Doronin. Leonid Batkin. In Memoriam

213 Alexander Gorfunkel, Roza Koval. “Living Means Being Continually Amazed”

216 Anatoly Akhutin, Irina Berlyand. L. Batkin. A Twentieth-Century Humanist

222 Grigory Yavlinsky. “He Felt It Was Impossible to Support Putin”: An Interview about L.M. Batkin (excerpted, interview conducted by Nikolay Poselyagin)

224 Vladimir Ryzhkovskyi. An Interview with L.M. Batkin (excerpted)

229 Elena Shumilova, ed. L.M. Batkin’s Main Scholarly Works

 

PERFORMATIVE POETRY

241 Mark Lipovetsky. Between Prigov and LEF: Roman Osminkin’s Performative Poetics

263 Roman Osminkin. The Would-Be Osminkin (The Performative Attitudes of Modern Social Network Poetry)

278 Kevin M.F. Platt. Fire in the Head: Pavel Arseniev, Aesthetic Autonomy, and the Laboratory of Poetic Actionism

 

BOOK AS EVENT

Alexandra Petrova, Appendix: A Novel. Moscow: New Literary Review, 2016

292 Alexei Porvin. Outgrowing Oedipus

297 Olga Balla. Curing Space and Time

304 Alexei Konakov. Strategies of Sublime Literalism

309 Stanislav Snytko. A Tattered Truth

317 Maxim Krongauz. The Heresy of Unprecedented Simplicity

323 Giuliano Vivaldi. Re-imagining the multitude at those dim shores: Between the Tiber and the Neva

 

 

CHRONICLE OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

330 Polina Barskova. The Wrong Side of the Earth (Review of Igor Bulatovsky, Watching Death: A Book of Poems, Ozolnieki, 2016)

335 Alla Gorbunova. The Field Commander of Flowers (Review of Dmitry Grigoriev, A Birds Psalter, St. Petersburg, 2016)

340 Alexander Ulanov. Patterns of the Unthinkable Actions of Bodies (Review of Yevgenia Suslova, Animal, Nizhny Novgorod, 2016)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

334 V.A. Koshelev. Around Pushkin’s House. (Review of D.A. Timoshenko, “There Is No Defense from Destiny”: Mikhailovskoe in 1934—1941, Pskov, 2013; D.A. Timoshenko, “Mission Accomplished: Pushkins House Has Been Burned,” Velikie Luki, 2016)

350 Igor Kobylin. The History of Pain: Affect, Language Games, and the Biopolitics of Suffering (Review of Rob Boddice, ed., Pain and Emo­tion in Modern History, Basingstoke & New York, 2014; Joanna Bourke, The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers, Oxford & New York, 2014; Keith Wailoo, Pain: A Political History, Baltimore, 2014)

362 Kirill Korchagin. Literature in Search of Subjectivity (Review of E. Van Buskirk, Lydia Ginzburgs Prose. Reality in Search of Literature, Princeton & Oxford, 2016)

368 Svetlana Lashchenko. Philological Finds and “Superphilological” Losses (Review of S.A. Makarova, Russian Verse and Music: Selec­ted Works, Moscow, 2015)

376 Mikhail Trunin. Crocodiles Don’t Fly (Review of Grigori Utgof, Syntactic Studies, Tartu, 2015)

383 D.A. Radchenko. Eat or Be Eaten: Rumors of Dangerous Food in Post-War Estonia (Review of Eda Kalmre, The Human Sausage Factory: A Study of Post-War Rumour in Tartu, Amsterdam, 2013)

389 Nikolay Bogomolov. In the Book Corner (15)

 

ODDS AND ENDS

395 Alexei Balakin. A Hodgepodge “without the Author’s Judgments” (Review of Pavel Zavarzin, The Life and Work of A.S. Pushkin, Omsk, 2016)

 

399 New Books

429 A New Journal

432 Maria Mishurovskaya. The First Edition of White Guard and the First Foreign Staging of the Play Version: Notes Toward a History of Copyright in the Soviet Era

 

CHRONICLE OF SCHOLARLY LIFE

439 Alexander Levashov, Inna Matyushina, Vera Milchina, Vera Polilova. Gasparov Readings (Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, Russian State University for Humanities, April 14–16, 2016)

466 Inna Matyushina. Seventh Meletinsky Readings (Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, Russian State University for Humanities, October 3, 2016)

473 Vladislav Staf. Is the Past Another Country? Public History in Russia (Higher School of Economics, June 3–4, 2016)

 

479 Errata

480 Summary

485 Table of Contents

489 Our Authors