Russian Aviation, Space Flight and Visual Culture

Russian Aviation, Space Flight and Visual Culture

by Vlad Strukov, Helena Goscilo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317359449
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Vlad Strukov is an Associate Professor in Film and Digital Culture in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, UK.

Helena Goscilo is Professor of Slavic at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US.

Table of Contents


PART I - Art and Architecture

1. Ever Onwards, Ever Upwards: Representing the Aviation Hero in Soviet Art, Mike O’Mahony

2. Deineka’s Heavenly Bodies: Space, Sports, and the Sacred, Helena Goscilo

3. Comic Cosmonaut: Space Exploration and Visual Satire in Krokodil in The Thaw, John Etty

4. Flying City or Housing Freed from Gravity: Ideas of Space Travel and  Internationalism in G.T. Krutikov’s City of the Future, Aleksandra Idzior

5. Neo-cosmism, Empire, and Contemporary Russian Art: Aleksei Belyaev-Gintovt, Maria Engström

PART II - Film, Animation and Computer Games

6. Special / Spatial Effects in Soviet Cinema, Birgit Beumers

7. Leaving the House of Dreams: The Myth of Flight in Russian Films of the 2000s, Julian Graffy

8. Animal Aviators: Refashioning Soviet Myths in Contemporary Russian Digital Animation, Vlad Strukov

9. Screening Aviation, Mediating Memory: Andrei Kavun’s Kandahar, Anindita Banerjee

10. Simulating Sturm und Drang: Theorizing Digital Historization, Commemoration, and Participation, Vlad Strukov

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