Ekaterina Chelpanova

Articles by Ekaterina Chelpanova

Breaking Taboos by Injecting the Personal: Anna Starobinets and the Tradition of Solzhenitsyn

In Russian culture, the writer often acts as a missionary, charting new paths in public discourse by broaching previously unmentionable topics. In 2017, Russian fiction writer Anna Starobinets (pictured above) opened a new chapter in this tradition by describing some deeply personal encounters with the official Russian medical system.

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Sailing from Byzantium: An Immigrant Story

My field, Byzantine studies, became almost extinct, my advisor, the last professor in the field in my city, fell ill and lost interest in continuing her work in the field.

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