Mark D. Steinberg is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and editor of the journal Slavic Review. His most recent books include Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910–1925 and A History of Russia, with Nicholas Riasanovsky, 8th edition. Valeria Sobol is Associate Professor and Language Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination.
A significant collection that advances a key subject in an
important regional history, it should also be of interest to
*Peter N. Stearns, Provost and Professor of History, George Mason University*
This volume... presents a series of case studies on the construction, representation, and historical significance of emotion. Though focused on Russia and, to a lesser degree, southeastern Europe, the contributions range widely over time—from the late eighteenth century to the present, and among disciplines—from history, literature, and cultural studies, to sociology and anthropology.... Taken as a whole, this volume demonstrates the vitality of this small but growing field within Russian and east European studies.