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Eliot Borenstein

Image of Eliot Borenstein, smiling. Dr. Borenstein is a professor of Slavic Studies at NYU.

Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Global Programs at New York University. He is the author of Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929 (2001 AATSEEL book prize), Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (2008 AWSS book prize), Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (2020 Wayne S. Vucinich book prize and 2020 AATSEEL book prize), Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power (Bloomsbury, 2020), Meanwhile, in Russia…: Russian Internet Memes and Viral Video (Bloomsbury, 2022), Marvel Comics in the 1970s: The World Inside Your Head (Cornell, 2023), Soviet-Self-Hatred: The Secret Identities of Postsocialism (Cornell, 2023), and HBO’s The Leftovers: Mourning and Melancholy on Premium Cable (Lexington Books, 2023). His next book, Unstuck in Time: On the Post-Soviet Uncanny, will be published by Cornell in 2024, and another two, Harry Potter in Russia: The Politics of Enchantment under Putin, and Russian Culture under Putin, will be published in 2024 by Bloomsbury. He is now writing Marvel Comics in the 1980s, Unidentified Russian Objects: On Soviet Melancholy and Reading the Superhero: Ethics, Crises, and Superboy Punches.

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