"Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity" by Edith Clowes.


RUSSIAN IDENTITY CRISIS: In her new book “Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity,” Edith Clowes, professor of Slavic languages and literatures and director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, addresses the identity crisis many Russians have faced since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. In the book, Clowes argues that new geographical metaphors and imagined geographies give a good perspective for the question of what it means to be Russian today. Clowes draws on the writing of contemporary Russian writers on both sides of the debate to form her argument. Clowes will take part in a book discussion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 28 at Jayhawk Ink in the Kansas Union.

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