Expand your library this winter with new books from UW-Madison REECAS alumni

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter break, which means members of the CREECA community will likely catch up on their reading and may be shopping for discerning readers in their lives. Fortunately, CREECA has just the list of recommendations for you, thanks to several talented UW-Madison alumni scholars. 

Congratulations to five REECAS alumni who have published new books in fall 2021: Molly Thomasy Blasing ’14, Colleen Lucey ’16, Melissa Miller ’16, Mark Schrad ’07, and José Vergara ’16! Continue reading to see the rich texts these authors have come up with (along with some coupon codes!). 

Molly T. Blasing (PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature) published Snapshots of the Soul: Photo-Poetic Encounters in Modern Russian Culture with Cornell University Press. Blasing, Associate Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Kentucky, returned to Madison this October to give a CREECA lecture based on her book, Photography in the Russian Poetic Imagination, which is available to stream as a CREECA Podcast here go.wisc.edu/creeca-podcast-10-14-21 

Coupon code for 30% off: 09FLYER 

Colleen Lucey (PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature) has come out with Love for Sale: Representing Prostitution in Imperial Russia with Cornell University Press. Lucey is an Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona. 

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Melissa Miller (PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature) co-edited The Russian Medical Humanities: Past, Present, and Future with Konstantin Starikov. In the edited volume from Rowman & Littlefield, she contributes the chapter “Social Cataclysm through the Doctor’s Eyes: Vikentii Veresaev’s The Deadlock As Diagnostic Narrative.” Miller is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Russian at the University of Notre Dame.

Coupon code for 30% off: LEX30AUTH21 

Mark Schrad (PhD in Political Science) has published Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition with Oxford University Press. Schrad, Associate Professor of Political Science at Villanova University, also penned an opinion piece this summer in TIME based on this book: “Tsar Nicolas II Thought Vodka Was Hurting Russians—But Banning It Helped Destroy His Empire.”  

José Vergara‘s (PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature), All Future Plunges to the Past: James Joyce in Russian Literature, was published by Cornell University Press. Vergara, who started a new appointment this fall as Assistant Professor of Russian at Bryn Mawr College, will return to the UW-Madison campus in the spring 2022 semester to give a CREECA Lecture on March 24. 

 Coupon code for 30% off: 09FLYER 

Are you a UW alum with a new publication to share? Please let us know at communications@creeca.wisc.edu!

Written by Ryan Goble | Communications Project Assistant | CREECA