Shortlisted Books for the 2020 AATSEEL Book prizes

Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies:

  • Revolution Rekindled: The Writers and Readers of Late Soviet Biography by Polly Jones (Oxford University Press, 2019)

  • A History of Russian Literature. By Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler (Oxford University Press, 2018)

  • Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces, 1800–1917 by Anne Lounsbery (Cornell University Press, 2019)

  • The Birth and Death of Literary Theory: Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond by Galin Tihanov (Stanford University Press, 2019).

    Best Book in Cultural Studies:

  • Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism by Eliot Borenstein (Cornell University Press, 2019)

  • The Firebird and the Fox. Russian Culture under Tsars and Bolsheviks by Jeffrey Brooks (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

  • The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema by Alyssa DeBlasio (Edinburgh University Press, 2019)

  • Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s–1930s) by Annie Gérin (University of Toronto Press, 2018)

    Best First Book Award:

  • The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great by Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (Liverpool University Press, 2019)

  • Only Among Women: Philosophies of Community in the Russian and Soviet Imagination, 1860-1940 by Anne Eakin Moss (Northwestern University Press, 2019)

  • Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia: Television, Cinema and the State by Mariëlle Wijermars (Routledge, 2018)

    Best Edited Multi-Author Scholarly Volume:

  • Global Russian Cultures edited by Kevin M. F. Platt (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019)

  • Russian Performances: Word, Object, Action, eds. J. Buckler, J. Cassiday, B. Wolfson (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018)

  • The Poetry and Poetics of Olga Sedakova edited by Stephanie Sandler, Maria Khotimsky, Margarita Krimmel, and Oleg Novikov (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019)

    Best Scholarly Translation :

    Not to be awarded in 2020

    Best Literary Translation:

  • EEG by Daša Drndić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth (New Directions, 2019)

  • Doppelganger by Daša Drndić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth (New Directions, 2019)

  • Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler (NYRB Classics, 2019)

    Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy Award:

  • Faces of Contemporary Russia. Advanced Russian Language and Culture
    by Olga M. Mesropova (Georgetown University Press, 2019)

  • Rodnaya Rech'. An Introductory Course for Heritage Learners of Russian
    by Irina Dubinina and Olesya Kisselev (Georgetown University Press, 2019)