Friday, August 18, 2017
Aleksandar Boskovic (Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian) and Jessica Merrill (Assistant Professor), both members of the Columbia University Slavic Department, have articles in the current issue of Slavic Review, the leading journal in the field. Boskovic's "Revolution, Production, Representation: Iurii Rozhkov's Photomontages to Maiakovskii's Poem To the Workers of Kursk," is part of a larger study of photopoetry books within Slavic avant-gardes. In 2015, Boskovic curated an exhibit at the Harriman Institute of Rozhkov's photomontages. Jessica Merrill's article is titled "High Modernism in Theory and Practice: Karel Teige and Tomáš Bat'a." Merrill joined the Columbia Slavic Department in 2016. Her current book project, Folklore Study and the Rise of Modern Literary Theory: Russian Formalism and Czech Structuralism, presents a new understanding of the origins of the discipline.