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Jonathan Brooks Platt

Translator, Russian
Jonathan Brooks Platt writes on topics including Stalin-era culture and politics, representations of reading in late Russian Romanticism, and the actionist tradition in Russian contemporary art. His monograph, Greetings, Pushkin!: Stalinist Cultural Politics and the Russian National Bard appeared in 2017 through University of Pittsburgh Press and, in Russian translation, EUSPb Press. He is a widely-published translator of new Russian Left poetry, and he has collaborated on artistic projects with Chto Delat, the Factory of Found Clothes, and the Texno-Poetry music cooperative. His current project, The Last Soviet Militant, engages the controversial legacy of Zoya Kosmodemianskaya, a female partisan who was tortured and executed by German forces in 1941, and who remains an icon of militant devotion in Russia to this day. (Photo credit: courtesy of the author)
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