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Slovo is an interdisciplinary journal of Russian, Eurasian, and East European affairs published by the postgraduate students of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. Featuring work by both emerging and established writers, Slovo prides itself in giving postgraduate students the opportunity to present their research alongside that of professional academics.

This final issue of Volume 24 probes questions of subversion, power, and individual agency. In ‘The Rhetoric of Subversion’, Andrei Terian undertakes a literary analysis of the employment of ‘Aesopian language’ within Romanian literary criticism under late communism. In the following article, ‘Literary Attempts to Evade Control over Discourse’, Kalina Maleska compares Macedonian and English literary works with an eye to the ways in which they invert a Foucauldian definition of power. In ‘National Gender Norms and Transnational Identities’, Costanza Curro’ investigates the experiences of migrant Georgian women living in London, who both uphold and undermine norms arising from the intersection of gender and nation. In typical fashion, this issue concludes with a selection of high-quality book reviews.

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How to Cite:

Swerdlyk, S., (2012) “Editorial”, Slovo 24(2).



  • Published on 04 Oct 2012
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