Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University. He is the author of Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929 (winner of the 2001 AATSEEL book prize), Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (winner of the 2008 AWSS book prize), Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (winner of the 2020 Wayne S. Vucinich brook prize),, and Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power (2020). His current projects include the recently-submitted Soviet-Self-Hatred: The Secret Identities of Postsocialism, Marvel Comics in the 1970s: The World Inside Your Head (serialized in draft form through Cornell University Press and as a blog), and Meanwhile, in Russia…: Russian Internet Memes and Viral Video (under contract with Bloomsbury Press). After that, he will begin work on HBO’s The Leftovers: Mourning and Melancholy on Premium Cable and The Dispossessed: On the Post-Soviet Uncanny.
(From Dr. Borenstein) Pronunciation Pro Tip: “Borenstein” rhymes with “Foreign wine”
November 16th, 2020 | Season 3 | 42 mins 14 secs
humor, masculinity, memes, pussy riot, putin, shrek
On this fun episode, Dr. Eliot Borenstein from NYU joins us to talk about his research on memes and meme culture in Russia as well as his freshly-released book on Pussy Riot (available from Bloomsbury). We hope you enjoy!