Catastrophe of the Week: Entertaining the Apocalypse in Post-Soviet Russia

Eliot Borenstein, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU, came to Miami on April 7, 2014 and spoke about his ongoing research in post-Soviet cultural studies.  His lecture focused on the popularity of catastrophe narratives in the 1990s and 2000s in Russia, and he argued that these narratives about impending apocalypse established a dominant narrative about the 1990s in Russia and continue to be reference points for Vladimir Putin.  You can listen to the lecture here:

http://www.academic.miamioh.edu/HavighurstCenter/2014-04-07.mp3

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