"[A]n insightful survey of how Soviet and Russian cinema constructed the meanings of Soviet, Russian and foreign identities over the course of the twentieth and early twenty-ﬁrst centuries ... It will be useful to graduate students and scholars working in the area of Russian and ﬁlm studies." —Slavonic and East European Review
The Grunwald Gallery of Art will be exhibiting the work of photographer and IU Press author Yuri Dojc in a display entitled Last Folio: A Photographic Journey with Yuri Dojc. This exhibition will be on view Friday, September 2 through Saturday, October 1, 2011.
Accompanying the exhibit will be Dojc's book, Last Folio: Textures of Jewish Lifein Slovakia. The book includes portraits of aging Slovak Holocaust survivors and images of the poignant ruins of schools, synagogues, mikvahs, and cemeteries. With texts by Lucia Faltin, Katya Krausova, David G. Marwell, and Azar Nafisi, Last Folio presents a stirring tribute to a vanished culture.
Last Folio is the inaugural exhibition for the Grunwald Gallery and is made possible by a gift in memory of John Grunwald by Rita Grunwald.
"[A] deeply engaging and insightful book ... [A] wonderful analysis of the spectacular involvement of ordinary people in a set of cultural activities that helped reconfigure the Jewish community in secular terms." —Slavic Review
"Helena Goscilo and Yana Hashamova's collection of essays is a most welcome addition to the existing literature on Russian cinema ... The volume will no doubt find wide application in university courses." —Slavic Review
"Phillips offers a comprehensive and thoughtful monograph on disability in the post-Soviet context. ... This is a welcome addition to the field, as little work has documented this history in a sustained manner." —H-Disability
"[A]n excellent collection of essays ... [T]he variety of subjects and methodologies gathered together here will certainly satisfy anyone interested in the study of the former imperial capital." —Journal of Modern History