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Alexander Etkind

Mikhail M. Bakhtin Professor of History of Russia-EuropeEtkind


Tel. [+39] 055 4686 562 / 489
Email: Alexander.Etkind@EUI.eu  

Administrative Assistant: Monica Palao

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy

Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 418 - For appointments please contact: Monica Palao


Fields of Research

  • European intellectual history
  • Memory studies
  • Natural Resources and the history of political economy
  • Empires and colonies in Europe
  • Russian politics, novel and film (21st century)


English and Russian

Current Seminars at EUI

Selected Recent Publications

  • Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe, co-edited with Uilleam Blacker and Julie Fedor, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in September 2013.
  • Warped Mourning. Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013.
  • Remembering Katyn. Cambridge: Polity 2012, co-authored
  • Internal Colonization. Russia’s Imperial Experience, Cambridge: Polity 2011 (translation into Russian by Vladimir Makarov, 2013).
  • “Mourning the Soviet Victims in Cosmopolitan Way: Hamlet from Kozintsev to Riazanov”, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, 5/3, 2012, 389-409.
  •  “Barrels of Fur: Natural Resources and the State in the Long History of Russia”, Journal of Eurasian Studies, 2/2, 2011, 164-171
  •  “The Tale of Two Turns: Khrustalev, My Car! and the Cinematic Memory of the Soviet Past,” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, 4/1, 2010 45-63.
  • “A Parable of Misrecognition: Anagnorisis and the Return of the Repressed from the Gulag,” Russian Review 68 (October 2009): 623–40
  • “Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied: Magical Historicism in Contemporary Russian Fiction” Slavic Review 68, no. 3 (Fall 2009) 631-658.
  • Хлыст: Секты, литература и революция (The Russian Flagellant: Sects, Literature, and Revolution) Moscow: NLO 1998; second revised edition: 2013
  • 1996. Eros of the Impossible: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia. Boulder - Oxford: Westview (translated from Russian by Noah and Maria Rubens). Published in Russian in 1993. Translated into French, German, Swedish, Hungarian, Serbian, Bulgarian.

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