Birgit Menzel’s Publications

(selected publications)

Monographs

Civil War on Words. Russian Literary Criticism of the Perestroika. Cologne: Böhlau, 2001 (in German) / Moscow: Academic Project, 2006 (in Russian).

V. V. Majakovsky and his Reception in the Soviet Union 1930–1954. Berlin: East Europe Institute; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1992 (in German).

Edited and co-edited books

(with Christine Engel) Russia and/as Eurasia: Cultural Constellations. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2018 (in English and German).

(with Irina Alekseeva and Irina Pohlan) Russian Translation Studies into the 21st Century. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2013 (in German).

(with Michael Hagemeister and Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal) The New Age of Russia. Occult and Esoteric Dimensions. Munich/Berlin: Otto Sagner, 2012. 

(with Christine Engel) Kultur und/als Übersetzung. Russisch-deutsche Beziehungen im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2011.

(with Stephen Lovell) Reading for Entertainment in Contemporary Russia. Post-Soviet Popular Literature in Historical Perspective. Munich: Otto Sagner, 2005.

Articles

Eurasia as a Spiritual Realm? Inquiries into an Imagined Continent, in: Journal of Comparative Studies (Daugavpils), 2022, vol. 43, issue 15, 32– 58 

Review: Russian Cosmism, ed. Boris Groys, European Legacy, vol. 26, iss. 7–8: Globalised Capitalism and Its Destitute Masses, 2021       

From Print to Pixel: Reading in the Perestroika, post-Soviet and Present Eras, 1986–2017, in: Reading in Russia. A History of Reading in Modern Russia, ed. Damiano Rebecchini, Raffaella Vassena, Milano: di Segni, 2020, pp. 323–364

The Interpreter as a citizen diplomat. Interpreters’ role in a grassroots movement to end the Cold War, in: Translation and Interpreting Studies 14:3, 2019,  pp. 464-478       

Approaches to Altered States of Consciousness in Contemporary Western Science and Technology, in: Zeitschrift für Anomalistik, 2018 18, 9-34   

“Parapsychologie im sowjetischen und postsowjetischen Raum: Status, Forschung, Experimente.” In Okkultismus im Gehäuse: Institutionalisierungen der Parapsychologie im 20. Jahrhundert im internationalen Vergleich, edited by Anna Lux und Sylvia Paletschek, 149–172. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.

“Izuchenie izmenennykh sostoianiy soznaniia (ISS) v naukakh i technologiiakh na sovremennom Zapade.” In Psikhotekhniki i izmenennye sostoianiia soznaniia. Sbornik mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii (19–21 marta 2015 g., St Petersburg), edited by Sergey Pakhomov, 5–39. St Petersburg: RKhGA, 2016.

“Eurasien als Translationsraum: Kurban Said und sein Roman Ali und Nino.” In Nationsbildung und Übersetzung, edited by Dilek Dizdar and Andreas Gipper, 147–167. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2015.

“Identitätsfalle oder Chance? Russlanddeutsche SpätaussiedlerInnen als Sprach- und KulturmittlerInnen.” In Rückkehr in die Fremde? Ethnische Remigration russlanddeutscher Spätaussiedler, edited by Birgit Menzel and Christine Engel, 67–82. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2014.

“Glamour Russian Style: The Putin Era.” Russian Analytical Digest 126 (April 2013): 6–10 / Russlandanalysen, Mai 2013 (in German).

“Occult and Esoteric Movements in Russia from the 1960s to the 1980s.” In The New Age of Russia. Occult and Esoteric Dimensions, edited by Birgit Menzel, Michael Hagemeister, Bernice Rosenthal, 151–187. Munich: Otto Sagner, 2012. 

“Die Zeitschrift “Inostrannaja literatura” als Medium kultureller Übersetzung.” In Kultur und/als Übersetzung. Russisch-deutsche Beziehungen im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, edited by Birgit Menzel and Christine Engel, 143-166. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2011.

(with Boris Dubin) “Literary Criticism and the End of the Soviet System 1985–1991.” In A History of Russian Literary Theory and Criticism. The Soviet Age and Beyond, edited by Evgeny Dobrenko and Galin Tihanov, 250–268. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011 / Moscow: NLO, 2011 (in Russian).

“Kulturelle Konstanten als Gegenstand translationsorientierter Kulturwissenschaft.” In Die russische Kultur und ihre Vermittlung, edited by Heidemarie Salevsky and Ina Müller, 43–62. Frankfurt a. Main: Peter Lang, 2010.

“Der sowjetische Raumfahrtmythos als Parodie. Aleksey Fedorchenkos Film „Die Ersten auf dem Mond” als sowjetisches Mockumentary.” In Im Zeichen des Sputnik. Expeditionen ins kosmische Zeitalter, edited by Michael Schwartz and Igor Polianski, 229–254. Berlin: Campus Verlag, 2009.

Talks

Дитя мира” (1984) – Нью-Эйдж дипломатия во время холодной войны, ASEM (SPb), December 2020

RIBOCA July 2020, Birgit Menzel, Nikolay Smirnov “Religious Libertarians: Marginal Spirituality and Political Dissent

Moskau, Gor’kij Park, 21.7.2015  «Трансгуманизм и “системный подход к жизни”…»

 

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