Eliot Borenstein

Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies
Ph.D. 1993 (Slavic languages and literatures), M.A. (Slavic languages and literatures), Wisconsin (Madison); B.A. 1988 (Russian language and literature), Oberlin College

Office Address: 19 University Place, 2nd Fl. New York, New York (US) 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8676

Areas of Research/Interest
Russian modernism and postmodernism, popular culture and cultural studies, sexuality and literature.

Select Publications:

Editor of All the Russia's Blog - http://jordanrussiacenter.org/all-the-russias/

Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism
(work in progress)

Overkill:  Sex Violence, and Russian Popular Culture after 1991
(Cornell University press, 2008)

Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929.
Duke (2000).

Russian Postmodernism: Dialogue with Chaos  by Mark Lipovetsky (editor and co-translator).
M. E. Sharpe (1999).

“Caught in a Bad Romance: What America Means to Russia.” Public Books (forthcoming).

“Dystopias and Catastrophe Tales after Cherynobyl.” Lipovetsky, Mark (ed.). Russian Literature after 1991. (forthcoming)

“Borders Unpatrolled:  Imaginary Geographies and the Spaces of Performance in Russian Viral Video.” Buckler, Julie and Julie Cassiday.  Russian Performances (forthcoming).

“Holy Appropriate: Why Pussy Riot and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour are a match made in heaven.” The Calvert Journal. January 22, 2014.

"Our Borats, Our Selves:  Yokels and Cosmopolitans on the Global Stage."  Slavic Review 67.1 (2008): 1-7.

”Survival of the Catchiest:  Memes and Postmodernism in Russia.”  Slavic and East European Journal 48.3 (2004): 462-484.