A celebration of women writers from Russia is a substantial list of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian women writers, with hypertext links to more detailed sources and online works. A few contemporary writers are included. Some individuals are better known as historical or political figures than writers (Anna Vyrubova and Galina Starovoitova, for example) and much of the linked material will be of use to historians (e.g. Freda Utley; Alexandra Kollontai; Emma Goldberg, deported to the Soviet Union from America in 1919). Not all links are current, and some are to sources which are not authoritative, but this is a good starting point for students and teachers wishing to explore Russian women’s literature and history further.
Russian gay culture is a unique website created by Professor Kevin Moss from Middlebury College, offering several pages on Russian and Soviet gay culture: a description of "Out of the Blue", a pioneering collection of gay-themed literature in English translation from the early 19th century to the post-Soviet period, edited by Moss; a few lines on symbolist writer Mikhail Kuzmin, with an English translation of his poem "Antinous"; a more detailed overview of Soviet writer Yevgeny Kharitonov; an overview of gay-themed Russian films. Other sections focus on the history of homosexuality in Russia, including an 'out' list of alleged homosexuals from Prince Boris (1056) to the pianist Mikhail Pletnev (b. 1957). Some names are hypertext links to other sites with more detailed information. A Russian gay culture sampler provides images and photos with limited commentary. A list of Russian gay journals includes links to online versions where available. The site also advertises the informal GLBT Slavicists community and listserv. There is a limited gay links page and a page linking to human rights organisations able to help with bi-national couple issues. The most useful feature (albeit in need of an update) is a bibliography of academic literature on the subject.
Russian women painters : 1893 exposition is a subsection of a larger site created by US literature professor Kathleen Nichols, which lists artworks by women exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893. Very few details are given about the artists themselves (in some cases only the surname is known), but images of the works exhibited are provided where known, and where not, representative images are given. This site will be of interest to students and researchers in the field of gender studies, particularly those working on nineteenth century women artists.
The website 'Studies in Slavic Cultures' (SISC) is the homepage of this peer reviewed academic journal for graduate students produced by the Slavic Department and the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The journal annually publishes analytical articles by graduate students who study the verbal, visual, aural, or performative culture in Russia and Eastern Europe. Thematic focuses include gender history and the history of the body. Instructions for submission are posted online, with a style guide included. Full texts of the journal are available online from Volume 1, which appeared in 2000. Each issue covers a single theme, with the call for papers for the next volume appearing on the main page. Articles are in English.