American Contributions to the 14th International Congress of Slavists, Ohrid, September 2008, Vol. 2: Literature

David M. Bethea (ed.)

Contents Sharon Lubkemann Allen

Navigating Past/Present: Modes of Mapping Cultural Memory in Post-Modern Russian and Luso-Brazilian Fiction     1

Todd Patrick Armstrong

“Training for Brightness” in Hanna Krall’s Sublokatorka: Polish and Jewish Identities in Post-War Poland     25

Julian W. Connolly

The Middle Way: Berberova between Bunin and Nabokov     41

Sibelan E. S. Forrester

Mother as Forebear: How Lidiia Chukovskaia’s Sof´ia Petrovna Rewrites Maksim Gor´kii’s Mat´     51

George J. Gutsche

A.K. Tolstoi’s Vampires     69

Michael R. Katz

Boris Akunin’s Khuliganstvo: Literary Parodies of Chekhov and Shakespeare     85

Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Tolstoi’s Conversion as a Test Case of Religious Maturity     91

Jason Merrill

Textual Transformations in Fedor Sologub’s Kniga prevrashchenii     107

Kevin Moss

Three Gay Films from Former Yugoslavia     125

Mary A. Nicholas

It’s the Thought that Counts: Conceptualism and Art in Eastern Europe and Beyond     139

Teresa Polowy

In Love with Alcohol: Russian Women’s Writing and the Representation of Alcohol Abuse among Women     155

Robert Romanchuk

Back to “Gogol’s Retreat from Love”: Mirgorod as a Locus of Gogolian Perversion (Part I: “Ivan Ivanovich s Ivanom Nikiforovichem”)     167

Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Folk Elements in Contemporary Russian Life-Cycle Rituals     187

Rebecca Stanton

From “Underground” to “In the Basement”: How Odessa Replaced St. Petersburg as Capital of the Russian Literary Imagination     203

Dariusz Tolczyk

The Katyn Massacre and the Western Myth of World War II     217

Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya

Cosmopolitanism and/or Nationalism? When Contemporary Russian Émigré Literature Returns Home     233

Julia Zarankin

Learning to See in Armenia     245