Mordor to Moscow, Potter to Putin: Into the Slavic Multiverse with Eliot Borenstein

December 23rd, 2023 · 42 mins 3 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, Eliot Borenstein returns for a fun conversation about the political and historical themes in pop culture and the abundance of Marvel, Harry Potter, LOTR, etc. fan fiction that emerged post-socialism. We hope you enjoy!

Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies at New York University. His most recent books include Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (winner of the 2020 Wayne S. Vucinich brook prize and the 2020 AATSEEL book prize), and Marvel Comics in the 1970s: The World Inside Your Head (2023).

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on December 01, 2023 at the 2023 ASEEES Convention in Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. If you have questions, comments, or would like to be a guest on the show, please email and we will be in touch!

Host/Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana)
Host/Assistant Producer: Eliza Fisher
Assistant EP/Host: Misha Simanovskyy (@MSimanovskyy)
Associate Producer: Sergio Glajar
Assistant Producer: Taylor Helmcamp
Production Assistant: Faith VanVleet
Supervising Producer: Nicholas Pierce
SlavX Editorial Director: Sam Parrish

Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Alex-Productions, Holizna, Beat Mekanik)

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (@M_S_Daniel)

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