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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Dystopia in Russian Postmodern Prose

Nina Kolesnikoff.

This paper will examine the generic characteristics of dystopia in Russian postmodern fiction, by focusing on the relationship between dystopia and fantasy, on the one hand, and dystopia and satire, on the other.


Nina Kolesnikoff  (Canada)
Modern Languages and Linguistics
McMaster University

I am Professor of Slavic Studies at McMaster University. My research focuses on twentieth-century Russian and Polish literatures. My most important publications include the following books: Bruno Jasienski: His Evolution from Futurism to Socialist Realism (Waterloo: 1983), Yuri Trifonov: A Critical Study (Ann Arbor: 1991) and Myth in the Works of Chingiz Aitmatov (Lanham: 1999). I am currently working on a monograph on Metafiction in Russian Postmodern Prose.

  • Dystopia
  • Russian literature
  • Postmodernism

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)