Brill's Companions to the Slavic World (BCSW) is a series of peer-reviewed handbooks and reference works featuring current research on the history, visual, literary and folk culture as well as intellectual thought of the Slavic world from the middle ages to the present. Of special interest to this Series is research on the modern period in Slavic arts and letters. Dealing with persons, literary and artistic movements, schools of thought and creative genres, and written by the leading contemporary scholars in the pertinent fields, the series seeks to publish cutting edge research rooted in the contemporaneous critical discourse, which contributes to the existing scholarship on a given subject. Volumes in the Series are designed to act as essential tools needed to provide a complete introduction to a given topic of Slavic Studies. The production of the series is overseen by an editorial board comprised of specialists in the volumes’ focus areas.
Volume 1 (
A Companion to Marina Cvetaeva) has been published in November 2016.
Volume 2 (
A Companion to Soviet Children's Literature and Film is to be expected in the course of 2018
Oleg Minin (ominin at bard dot edu) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bard College. He specializes in Russian literature and art of the first three decades of the 20th c. Professor Minin has published on topics such as literary avant-garde (OBERIU), Soviet literature for children, literature and visual culture of the Russian Silver Age and the Avant-Garde, the periodical satirical press of the Russian fin de siècle, J. Habermas’s social theory, P. Bourdieu’s theory of cultural production and Russian America. His most recent monograph,
One Hundred and One Photographs: E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes (co-authored with John E. Bowlt and Graham Howe) is slated to be published by Iskusstvo XXI vek in the spring of 2018.