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Holmgren, Beth 1955-

Works: 22 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 7,858 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Autobiographies  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Beth Holmgren
Russia--women--culture by Helena Goscilo( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,271 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
Women's works in Stalin's time : on Lidiia Chukovskaia and Nadezhda Mandelstam by Beth Holmgren( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring Madame Modjeska : on tour in Poland and America by Beth Holmgren( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876, Poland's leading actress, Helena Modrzejewska, accompanied by family and friends, emigrated to southern California to establish a utopian commune that soon failed. Within a year Modrzejewska made her debut in the title role of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco's California Theatre. She changed her name to Modjeska and quickly became a leading star on the American stage, where she reigned for the next 30 years. During this time, she established herself as America's most esteemed Shakespearean actress, playing opposite such celebrated actors as Edwin Booth and Maurice Barrymore. S
Rewriting capitalism : literature and the market in late Tsarist Russia and the Kingdom of Poland by Beth Holmgren( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian memoir : history and literature by Beth Holmgren( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays map the aesthetic form and social and political functions of the memoir in modern Russian culture
Keys to happiness : a novel by A Verbit︠s︡kai︠a︡( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans experience Russia : encountering the enigma, 1917 to the present by Choi Chatterjee( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site de l'éd.: Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can be found, none has yet examined how Americans' encounters with Russian/Soviet society shaped their representations of a Russian/Soviet 'other' and its relationship with an American 'west.' The essays in this volume critically engage with postcolonial theories which posit that a self-valorizing, unmediated west dictated the colonial encounter, repressing native voices that must be recovered. Unlike western imperialists and their colonial subjects, Americans and Russians long co-existed in a tense parity, regarding each other as other-than-European equals, sometime cultural role models, temporary allies, and political antagonists. In examining the fiction, film, journalism, treatises, and histories Americans produced out of their 'Russian experience,' the contributors to this volume closely analyze these texts, locate them in their sociopolitical context, and gauge how their producers' profession, politics, gender, class, and interaction with native Russian interpreters conditioned their authored responses to Russian/Soviet reality. The volume also explores the blurred boundaries between national identities and representations of self/other after the Soviet Union's fall
Transgressive women in modern Russian and East European cultures : from the bad to the blasphemous by Yana Hashamova( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together groundbreaking analyses of the various ways female artists and activists in Russia, Poland, and the Balkans dare to behave badly, according to extant social and political norms. The chapters range in focus from traditional actresses on stage and screen to feminist activists in street theater and political organizations"--Provided by publisher
Poles apart : women in modern Polish culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian feminism : twenty years forward by Beth Holmgren( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film presents a capsule history of women's activism in the USSR and post-Soviet Russia, and details how Russians and Americans collaborated in reviving it and creating Russian women's studies on both sides of the ocean. This is a multi-voiced, sometimes debated history of what happened, what succeeded, what failed, and what might still be done. It juxtaposes experts views on how Russian and American scholars and activists came to work together, what resources they developed and services they provided, the impact of western funding on Russian women's groups, and the future of Russian feminism and Russian-American feminist exchange
Warsaw is my country : the story of Krystyna Bierzyńska, 1928-1945 by Beth Holmgren( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of Krystyna Bierzynska, an acculturated Polish Jew, from her birth in Warsaw in 1928 up to the war's end in May 1945, when she was reunited with her brother, Dolek, an officer in the Polish II Corps. Bierzynska not only survived the Holocaust due in large part to the extraordinary efforts of her parents, blood relatives, and surrogate Christian family, but also served as a 16-year-old orderly in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Hers is a Warsaw story, a biography that demonstrates how, in urban interwar Poland, the lives of liberal educated Catholics and acculturated, unconverted Jews significantly overlapped. Co-creating the culture and developing the economy and industries of independent Poland, acculturated Jews at last dared to believe that they qualified as Polish citizens and patriots. Bierzynska's story details her experience of two very different Warsaws: a cosmopolitan oasis of high culture, modern amenities, and tolerance, and an occupied capital intoxicated and united by conspiracy, where the residents joined together to overthrow a common enemy "--(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781618117595 20180514
Transgressive women in modern Russian and East European cultures from the Bad to thebBlasphemous( )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- SECTION ONE Performing Bad Behavior -- 1 From the Legs Up: The Rise and Retreat of the Chorus Girl in Interwar Poland -- 2 Un/Taming the Unruly Woman: From Melodramatic Containment to Carnivalistic Utopia -- 3 Performing History as a Story: Faina Ranevskaia and the Art of Remembering -- 4 The Gesture of Alterity: Renata Litvinova and the Mediation of Contemporary Russian Sensibility -- SECTION TWO Committing Sacrilege
First-person liberties : the persona in the work of Witold Gombrowicz and Abram Terc by Beth Holmgren( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebedik Yankel : Yiddish songs from Warsaw( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in Yiddish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a secong collection of songs from Warsaw bookshop and record store owner Itzik Zhelonek's collections of 'Yiddish theater music hits', published 1929-1934. Zhelonik published only the lyrics, I've been trying to find as many of the long-lost melodies for these texts as possible. I find these songs of a lost and forgotten era humorous, haunting, and enchanting"--Container
Russian feminism twenty years forward( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Witold Gombrowicz in the Unites States by Beth Holmgren( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helena Modrzejewska 1840-1909( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Love songs : sampler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nauczyciel by Beth Holmgren( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modjeska, woman triumphant( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on Modjeska's letters, memoirs, biographies and interviews with scholars and descendents, the stylized documentary tells the story Modjeska's journey from Poland to California, where she became one of the most popular stage actresses of the nineteenth century. The documentary features Modjeska's home in Orange County, California, known as the "Forest of Arden."
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Starring Madame Modjeska : on tour in Poland and AmericaRewriting capitalism : literature and the market in late Tsarist Russia and the Kingdom of PolandThe Russian memoir : history and literatureKeys to happiness : a novelPoles apart : women in modern Polish cultureRussian feminism : twenty years forwardRussian feminism twenty years forward
English (102)

Polish (2)

Yiddish (1)