Ekaterina Nemenko


Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg

Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
(January – June 2015)


The Engagement of Modern Artists and the Circulation of the Idea of the “Left” between USSR and Eastern Europe

My project is a study comparing the forms of participation of Soviet writers in the totalitarian regime of the USSR with the political and social engagement of their East-European colleagues. At the center of my analysis stands the examination of both the shared roots in the Enlightenment project as well as the differences between particular historical and cultural versions of this shared background.