Herbert J. Ellison Memorial Lecture

2022 – Eliot Borenstein

‘Everybody Hates Russia:’ On the Uses of Conspiracy Theory Under Putin


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April 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm in Kane Hall Room 225 (Walker Ames Room) at the University of Washington

About the Speaker

Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University. He is the author of Men without Women: Masculinity and  Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929 2001 (AATSEEL book prize), Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (2008 AWSS book prize), Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (2020 Wayne S. Vucinich brook prize and 2020 AATSEEL book prize), and Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power (Bloomsbury, 2020).  He has three books forthcoming: Marvel Comics in the 1970s: The World Inside Your Head (Cornell, 2022),  Meanwhile, in Russia…: Russian Internet Memes and Viral Video (Bloomsbury, 2022), and Soviet-Self-Hatred: The Secret Identities of Postsocialism (Cornell, 2023). He is now writing HBO’s The Leftovers: Mourning and Melancholy on Premium Cable and Unstuck in Time: On the Post-Soviet Uncanny. Dr. Borenstein is the 2022 REECAS Northwest Conference keynote speaker and the Herbert J. Ellison Memorial Lecturer.