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(2018) - Journal articleThis article examines a number of remakes of classic Soviet comedies of the 1970s produced in the 2000–2010 period, and the audience reactions to these films. Brezhnev-era comedies, such as The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your ...
(2016-01-18) - Journal articleThis article discusses the games that Boris Akunin’s Pelagia trilogy (2000-2003) plays with the reader’s attempts at interpretation and meaning-making. Most critics agree that detective fiction in this ‘whodunnit’ mode is ...
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How well do you know your krai? The kraevedenie revival and patriotic politics in late Khrushchev-era Russia (2015) - Journal articleThis article examines the state-sponsored rise of local patriotism in the post-1961 period, interpreting it as part of the effort to strengthen popular support for and the legitimacy of the Soviet regime during the second ...
(2011-01) - Journal articleThis article takes as its subject a nineteenth-century detective story: S.A. Panov’s Murder in Medveditsa Village (1872). Panov’s work is remarkable amongst its contemporaries for the way in which it interrogates the ...