Cosmopolitan Spaces in Odesa: A Case Study of an Urban Context (Ukrainian Studies) (Hardcover)

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By Mirja Lecke (Editor), Efraim Sicher (Editor)
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This interdisciplinary study of cosmopolitan spaces in Odesa explores topical issues in cultural diversity, ethnicity, literature, and socio-economic history. The book brings together leading scholars in a ground-breaking discussion of relations between Russians, Jews, and Ukrainians in one of the most fascinating multiethnic cities in eastern Europe.

About the Author

Mirja Lecke is Professor of Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Her academic interests include Polish literature as well as Russian literature of the imperial and post 1991 eras in their entanglements with neighboring cultures. She is the author of Westland: Polen und die Ukraine in der russischen Literatur von Puskin bis Babel' (Peter Lang, 2015), a monograph about the representation of the Western borderlands in Russian imperial literature, and with Elena Chkhaidze she co-edited Rossiia - Gruziia posle imperii [Russia - Georgia after empire] (Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2018), a volume on Russian-Georgian literary relations in the post-Soviet era.Efraim Sicher is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He has published widely on modern Jewish culture, including Jews in Russian Literature After the October Revolution: Writers and Artists Between Apostasy and Hope (Cambridge University Press, 1995), and has edited the unexpurgated stories of Isaak Babel in Russian, English, and Hebrew. His book Babel in Context was published by Academic Studies Press in 2012. Among his recent books are The Jew's Daughter: A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative (Lexington Books, 2017); Re-envisioning Jewishness: Reflections on Identity in Contemporary Jewish Culture (Brill, 2021); and Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination: Negotiating Identities and Spaces (Routledge, 2022). His new book (with Daniel Feldman), Poesis in Extremis: Literature Witnessing the Holocaust is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798887192567
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Ukrainian Studies