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Illustration for news: Our new paper: "Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing" by Natalia Samutina

Our new paper: "Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing" by Natalia Samutina

A new paper on popular culture by Natalia Samutina was published in "Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies". The paper is titled "Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing" and discusses fan fiction communities. See the abstract of the paper.

Illustration for news: A new issue of Laboratorium journal guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets

A new issue of Laboratorium journal guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets

A new issue of the Laboratorium journal (Russian review of social research) guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets came out of print. This issue of Laboratorium features a special section dedicated to street art or, more broadly, to vernacular images in the contemporary urban environment. The article by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets “Berlin, the City of Saturated Walls” and reviews of the Center junior research fellows Alisa Maximova and Alexandra Kolesnik are published in this issue. Full issue is available online.

Illustration for news: Our new paper on popular culture: "Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks" by Alexandra Kolesnik

Our new paper on popular culture: "Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks" by Alexandra Kolesnik

The working paper ‘Images of the Past in British Popular Music of the 1960s: ‘Relevant History’ of the Kinks’ by Alexandra Kolesnik has been published. The author studies the historical imagery of British popular music in the1960s drawing on the example of the rock band ‘The Kinks’. Their interest in English folklore, musical and cultural traditions, widely known to the national audience, became an original reinterpretation of relevant events in England of the 1960s, and national history as a whole.

Our new paper: "Emotional Landscapes of Reading" by Natalia Samutina

A new paper on popular culture by Natalia Samutina was published in the Working Papers Series by the Basic Research Program of Higher School of Economics. The paper is called "Emotional landscapes of reading" and discusses the passionate immersive reading of fan fiction communities. Full text (in English) can be downloaded from our website.

Our new paper: "Strategies of cultural resources management in small historic towns in Russia (cases of Rostovthe-Great and Pereslavl-Zalessky" by Yulia Kamaeva

The paper of Yulia Kamaeva "Strategies of cultural resources management in small historic towns in Russia (cases of Rostovthe-Great and Pereslavl-Zalessky" has been published in the IGITI series of working papers (WP6 “Humanities”).  In the light of the theories of M. Kavaratzis, G.J. Ashworth, G. Richards and J. Wilson author considers the transformations that have occurred in the system of cultural management in two Russian historic towns, Rostov-the-Great and Pereslavl-Zalessky, during the post-Soviet period. The paper deals with identification of new subjects in cultural management system and with changes that have occurred in the structure of relations among the players in that field. See and download the paper.

Our new paper: "The Space of the City and Literary Imagination: the Legacy of Nikolai Antsiferov" by Boris Stepanov

The paper by Boris Stepanov "The Space of the City and Literary Imagination: the Legacy of Nikolai Antsiferov" has been published in the interdisciplinary journal "Enthymema". It is devoted to the discussion of the legacy of Nikolai Antsiferov (1889–1958), a Russian historian who suggested an original design of urban studies in which literature played the key role. See and download the paper.

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