Socialist Senses

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Socialist Senses

Film, Feeling, and the Soviet Subject, 1917–1940
Emma Widdis
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/11/2017
Format: cloth 418 pages, 7 color illus., 50 b&w illus.
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-02633-0
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Author Bio

Emma Widdis is Reader in Russian Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. She is author of Visions of a New Land: Soviet Cinema from the Revolution to the Second World War and Alexander Medvedkin, and editor (with Simon Franklin) of National Identity in Russian Culture.


"Outstanding and important scholarship that unites many important topics with new insights and original analysis. . . . nobody has tried to think about Soviet film within this theoretical frame." —Oksana Bulgakowa, author of Sergei Eisenstein: A Biography

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Table of Contents

Note on Translation and Transliteration
Introduction: Feeling Soviet
1. Avant-Garde Sensations
2. Material Sensations
3. Textile Sensations
4. Socialist Sensations
5. Primitive Sensations
6. Modern Sensations
7. Socialist Feelings
8. Socialist Transformations
9. Socialist Pleasures
Conclusion: The Death of Sensation
Glossary of Russian Terms