Fiona Bell

fiona.bell@yale.edu
Articles by Fiona Bell

Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata on Stage: Domestic Violence and the Economics of Pity, Part II

Pity is weird. We happily extend it to strong figures but we’re stingy with the weak, with actual “victims.”

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Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata on Stage: Domestic Violence and the Economics of Pity, Part I

I pictured myself as the narrator in Tolstoy’s 1889 novella The Kreutzer Sonata. Like me, he feigns sleep to escape a talkative seatmate. Like me, he is failed by this tactic.

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A Spectre is Haunting Russia, or A Chilling Journey from Ulyanovsk to Silicon Valley, Part II

As near-daily news articles expose American tech leaders’ unethical business practices and shifts into neoconservativism, we are more in need than ever of creative means for limiting their power. Maybe Russian memers can show us the way.

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A Spectre is Haunting Russia, or A Chilling Journey from Ulyanovsk to Silicon Valley, Part I

How does the Airpod-sporting, Tesla-obsessed Ulyanovsk teen compare to Eugene Onegin with a bust of Napoleon in his study? 

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