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Russian and Slavic Studies resources
A guide to resources for all aspects of Russian and Slavic studies in English, Russian and other Slavic languages.
The MLA International Bibliography provides bibliographic records for books, book chapters, journal articles, and dissertations published in the fields of modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Full text is available for some articles. The MLAIB covers items published from around 1920 to the present.
Book History Online (BHO) is a comprehensive international bibliography covering scholarly monographs, articles, and reviews in the fields of book and library history, focusing on the production and distribution of printed books in their economic and socio-cultural contexts, as well as their preservation and description. It is the online continuation of the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries.
An ever expanding list of the Russian seminal literary texts currently includes over100 titles, from "The Tale of Igor's Campaign" (1188) to Pelevin's "Chapaev and Pustota" (1996). Each entry contains the history of the book and its publication, critical analysis, scholarly articles and visual materials.
E-library "Russian literature and folklore" is a full-text project highlighting Russian literature, bibliographies, scholarly research and historical and biographical works. The content is organized by individual authors, genres or specific works of literature. The coverage is from 11th to 21st century and is constantly expanding. The content is in Russian.
A journal of contemporary Russian prose, poetry, drama, and literary criticism has been in existence since 2014. The landing page displays a current issue, but full archive is available. One of the features of the site is "Лиterraтурная школа" with an archive of videolectures on various topics related to the contemporary Russian literature.
This influential literary magazine "Iunost'" ("Youth") served as a springboard for generations of young Soviet writers. A good number of them became classics of Russian literature. The archive offers access to issues from 1955 to 2019, although not all issues are available. In Russian.
In Russian only. The open online space for discovering and discussing new poetic practices. Along with poetry it features articles, visual art and philosophical discussions on the matters of poetry. The editor of the site is Galina Rymbu.
Current and archived literary periodicals, including so-called "think magazines". Soviet, current Russian and emigre publications are represented. Please be aware that not all titles are able to provide access to full content.