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Goscilo, Helena 1945-

Works: 68 works in 311 publications in 3 languages and 15,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Helena Goscilo
Russia--women--culture by Helena Goscilo( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een aantal essays over de culturele bijdrage die Russische vrouwen geleverd hebben aan de Russische beschaving. De volgende bijdragen zijn opgenomen: The second fantasy mother, or all baths are women's baths / door Nancy Condee; Keeping a-breast of the waist-land: women's fashion in early-nineteenth-century Russia / door Helena Goscilo; Female fashion, Soviet style: bodies of ideology / door Ol'ga Vainshtein; Getting under their skin: the beauty salon in Russian women's lives / door Nadezhda Azhgikhina en Helena Goscilo; Domestic porkbarreling in nineteenth-century Russia, or who holds the keys to the larder / door Darra Goldstein; The ritual fabrics of Russian village women / door Mary B. Kelly; Dirty women: cultural connotations of cleanliness in Soviet Russia / door Nadya L. Peterson; Women on the verge of new language: Russian salon hostesses in the first half of the nineteenth century / door Lina Bernstein; Stepping out/going under: women Russia's twentieth-century salons / door Beth Holmgren; Pleasure, danger, and the dance: nineteenth-century Russian variations / door Stephanie Sandler; "The incomparable" Anastasiia Vial'tsva and the culture of personality / door Louise McReynolds; Flirting with words: domestic albums, 1770-1840 / Gitta Hammarberg; Gendering the icon: marketing women writers in fin-de-siècle Russia / door Beth Holmgren; Domestic crafts and creative freedom: Russian women's art / door Alison Hilton
Cinepaternity : fathers and sons in Soviet and post-Soviet film by Yana Hashamova( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection investigates the father/son dynamic in post-Stalinist Soviet cinema and its Russian successor. Contributors analyze complex patterns of identification, disavowal, and displacement in films by such diverse directors as Khutsiev, Motyl', Tarkovsky, Balabanov, Sokurov, Todorovskii, Mashkov, and Bekmambetov. Several chapters focus on the difficulties of fulfilling the paternal function, while others show how vertical and horizontal male bonds are repeatedly strained by the pressure of redefining an embattled masculinity in a shifting political landscape
Fruits of her plume : essays on contemporary Russian woman's culture by Helena Goscilo( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1980s witnessed the ascendency of Russian women in multiple spheres of artistic creation, including literature, film, and painting. This volume may thus be said to engage not only women's artistic production but, indeed, the best and most colourful of recent Russian culture. Treating contemporary Russian women's creativity, it approaches women's texts, films, and canvasses from a range of perspectives, from anti-gendered to feminist. Some of the essays introduce writers not previously well studied, others challenge conventional interpretations and assumptions, while still others yield orig
Embracing arms : cultural representation of Slavic and Balkan women in war by Yana Hashamova( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discursive practices during war polarize and politicize gender: they normally require men to fulfill a single, overriding task destroy the enemy but impose a series of often contradictory expectations on women. The essays in the book establish links between political ideology, history, psychology, cultural studies, cinema, literature, and gender studies and addresses questions such as what is the role of women in war or military conflicts beyond the well-studied victimization? Can the often contradictory expectations of women and their traditional roles be (re)thought and (re)constructed? How do cultural representations of women during war times reveal conflicting desires and poke holes in the ideological apparatus of the state and society?
Baba Yaga : the wild witch of the East in Russian fairy tales by Sibelan E. S Forrester( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of twenty-nine fairy tales featuring Baba Yaga that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov, along with images that show how artists have imagined her for over more than two centuries
Glasnost : an anthology of Russian literature under Gorbachev( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the best writers (many of whom are making their debut in English) of the new Russian literary renaissance in the largest anthology available of works published during tire last three years in the Soviet Union. The ten writers included here are stars of the current literary scene and their works have evoked both praise and controversy, often provoking charges of excessive naturalism and pessimism. These stories illuminate new worlds for both the Russian and Western reader, as previously forbidden material is explored in works of real literary merit. Included are biographical sketches and an extensive introduction examining the new trends in Russian literature under Gorbachev
Balancing acts : contemporary stories( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preserving Petersburg : history, memory, nostalgia by Helena Goscilo( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of contemporary Russian culture by Tatiana Smorodinskaya( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This addition to the highly successful Contemporary Cultures series covers the period from 1953, with the death of Stalin, to the present day. Both 'Russian' and 'Culture' are defined broadly. 'Russian' refers to the Soviet Union until 1991 and the Russian Federation after 1991. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition and regional characteristics, questions of national, regional, and ethnic identity are given special attention. There is also coverage of Russian-speaking immigrant communities. 'Culture' embraces all aspects of culture and lifestyle, high and popular, artistic and material: art, fashion, literature, music, cooking, transport, politics and economics, film, crime - all, and much else, are covered, in order to give as full a picture as possible of the Russian way of life and the experience throughout the extraordinary changes undergone since the middle of the twentieth century." "The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture is a resource on recent and contemporary Russian culture and history for students, teachers and researchers across the disciplines. Entries include extensive cross-references and the longer entries carry short bibliographies. There is a full index."--Jacket
Lives in transit : a collection of recent Russian women's writing by Helena Goscilo( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of recent poems and stories by Russian women writers. In Liudmila Ulitskaia's Gulia, a woman lures a younger man into having an affair, while Galina Shcherbakova's Uncle Khlor and Koriakin is on a family triangle involving a girl, her real father and her stepfather
Celebrity and glamour in contemporary Russia : shocking chic by Helena Goscilo( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to explore the phenomenon of glamour and celebrity in contemporary Russian culture, ranging across media forms, disciplinary boundaries and modes of inquiry, with particular emphasis on the media personality. Considering both general tendencies and individual celebrities, it examines the internal dynamics of the institutions involved in the production, marketing and maintenance of celebrities, and the context and imperatives which drive Russian society's fascination with glamour and celebrity
Russian and Polish women's fiction( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present imperfect : stories by Russian women( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selections in this anthology overturn Soviet-era taboos with a vengeance. First published in the aftermath of Mikhail Gorbachev's liberalizing reforms, these stories revel in the commonalities of human experience even as they reassert a peculiarly Russian belief in the spiritual, mystical, and supernatural. They satirize Soviet literary canons while exploring a full gamut of styles, from neorealism to magico-folkloric fantasy. Included are works by well-known pioneers of the "new women's prose" as well as by less familiar talents
Gender and national identity in twentieth-century Russian culture( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dehexing sex : Russian womanhood during and after glasnost by Helena Goscilo( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasnost and the collapse of the Soviet Union revolutionized Russian society. What effects, however, did they have on the status, role, and image of women in Russian culture? Examining the past turbulent decade of transition to "democracy" and a market economy, Dehexing Sex traces the ways in which Russia's concept of womanhood both changed and remained the same, assessing dominant ideologies and social philosophies, sociopolitical organizations, women's writings, literary criticism, film, and popular cultural forms such as pornography
The explosive world of Tatyana N. Tolstaya's fiction by Helena Goscilo( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helena Goscilo spotlights Tolstaya's rich interweaving of myth, folklore, songs, children's games, and literary texts into stories of stunning imaginative power. Tolstaya's stylistic pyrotechnics vividly illuminate immemorial concerns about life's meaning, the role of art and fantasy in the modern world, the nature of memory and narrative, and the status of "innocence" and "truth." Finally, The Explosive World of Tatyanna N. Tolstaya's Fiction assesses how Tolstaya's rhetorical strategies have led critics to label her poetic prose "postmodernist," although she ultimately emerges as a writer of traditional neohumanist values with a modernist technique
The Wild beach & other stories( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politicizing magic : an anthology of Russian and Soviet fairy tales( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We were born to make fairy tales come true. As one of Stalinism's more memorable slogans, this one suggests that the fairy tale figured in Soviet culture as far more than a category of children's literature. How much more-and how cannily Russian fairy tales reflect and interpret Soviet culture, especially in its utopian ambitions-becomes clear for the first time in Politicizing Magic, a compendium of folkloric, literary, and critical texts that demonstrate the degree to which ancient fairy-tale fantasies acquired political and historical meanings during the catastrophic twentieth century. Introducing Western readers to the most representative texts of Russian folkloric and literary tales, this book documents a rich exploration of this colorful genre through all periods of Soviet literary production (1920-1985) by authors with varied political and aesthetic allegiances. Here are traditional Russian folkloric tales and transformations of these tales that, adopting the didacticism of Soviet ideology, proved significant for the official discourse of Socialist Realism. Here, too, are narratives produced during the same era that use the fairy-tale paradigm as a deconstructive device aimed at the very underpinnings of the Soviet system. The editors' introductory essays acquaint readers with the fairy-tale paradigm and the permutations it underwent within the utopian dream of Soviet culture, deftly placing each-from traditional folklore to fairy tales of Socialist Realism, to real-life events recast as fairy tales for ironic effect-in its literary, historical, and political context."--
Lines of fate : a novel by Mark Kharitonov( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the young researcher Anton Lizavin's efforts to piece together a biography of the provincial writer Simeon Milashevich from the bits of candy wrappers Milashevich wrote on during the early period in Soviet history, when paper was scarce
The peak of success and other stories by I︠U︡riĭ Nagibin( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cinepaternity : fathers and sons in Soviet and post-Soviet filmFruits of her plume : essays on contemporary Russian woman's cultureGlasnost : an anthology of Russian literature under GorbachevPreserving Petersburg : history, memory, nostalgiaEncyclopedia of contemporary Russian cultureLives in transit : a collection of recent Russian women's writingCelebrity and glamour in contemporary Russia : shocking chicPresent imperfect : stories by Russian women
Alternative Names
Goščilo, E.

Goščilo, E. 1945-

Goščilo, Elena

Goščilo, Elena 1945-

Goscilo, Helena Irina 1945-

Goshchilo, E. 1945-

Goshchilo, E. (Elena), 1945-

Goshchilo, Elena 1945-

Goŝilo, E.

Goŝilo, Elena.

Гощило, Е 1945-

Гощило, Е. (Елена), 1945-

Гощило, Елена 1945-

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