Alex Moshkin
Articles by Alex Moshkin

Utopia Interrupted

When I was designing “Utopia Interrupted,” my main goal was to foreground the diversity of voices and forms of difference of Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture that is often missing from Slavic Studies courses in North America, which are typically dominated by a focus on “great” male authors like Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Nabokov, patriarchal political figures like Stalin and Putin, and a disproportionate spotlight on Russia at the expense of other regions that are amalgamated, for better or worse, under the tent of Slavic Studies, such as Eastern and Central Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

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