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Stephen M. Norris

Stephen M. Norris is Professor of History at Miami University (OH). His first book, A War of Images: Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity, 1812-1945(Northern Illinois University Press, 2006), examines the lubok and how it served as an important medium for articulating Russian nationhood. His second book, Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism (Indiana University Press, 2012), traces a similar story after communism, arguing that recent Russian historical films sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiments. He is presently working on a biography of Boris Efimov (1900-2008), the Soviet caricaturist.

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Editorial – Issue 8

This special issue of Digital icons is dedicated to the memory of

Natalia Sokolova,

a brilliant scholar of Russian fandom culture and our dear friend.


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Patriot Games: The Ninth Company and Russian Convergent Cultures after Communism

This article examines the memory battles that took place across new media outlets after Fedor Bondarchuk’s 2005 Afghan War blockbuster Ninth Company hit Russian screens. Bondarchuk’s film attempted to memorialize …
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