Editorial Team

Hannah Parker

Hannah Parker is in the fourth year of an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on receptions of the concept of the ‘New Soviet Woman’ by ordinary women in the Soviet Union, through their letters to the state. Reach her on Twitter @_hnnhprkr.

Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright is currently in her third year of a WRoCAH-funded PhD looking at ‘Nationalist’ disabled veterans of the Spanish Civil War and perceptions of masculinity in Franco’s Spain. Find her on twitter @Estefwright.


Contributors A-Z

Charlotte Armstrong (University of York): ‘Max Nordau’s pre-Fascist Discourse of Degenerate Art, and the Authority of Scientific Language’

Joel Baker (University of Sheffield): Redefining the national community during the Spanish Civil War: Queipo de Llano’s radio propaganda broadcasts (forthcoming)

Olivia Bašić (University of Manchester): ‘Red Whirlwinds: Fyodor Lopukhov and the Ballet Revolution

Charles Beacroft (University of East Anglia): ‘Educating the ‘Uneducable’: Soviet Deaf-Blind Education and the New Soviet Person’ 

David Brydan (Birkbeck, University of London):The Language of Authoritarian Internationalism

James Chetwood (University of Sheffield): ‘The regulation of identity through names and naming in twentieth century Spain’

Alistair Dickins (University of Manchester): ‘Party Politics and the Seeds of Revolutionary Dictatorship: the Case of Krasnoiarsk in 1917’

Mirjam Galley (University of Sheffield): ‘Explaining away Poverty: Soviet Residential Childcare and Social Problems after 1953’ 

Elizabeth Goodwin (University of Sheffield): ‘An Emotional Break-Up: Historical Pathos Rhetoric in the Brexit Debate’

Katie Harrison (University of Nottingham): ‘Language Policy in Soviet Ukraine’

Eilish Hart (University of Toronto): ‘Refugees, Exiles and Émigrés: Russia Abroad and the Semantics of Migration’ (forthcoming)

Dawn Hazle (University of Nottingham): ‘Suicide really isn’t war: megalomania, counterculture and the joy of metal music in the Soviet Union’

Siobhán Hearne (University of Nottingham): ‘Reformable Victims? The Language of Commercial Sex during the First Decade of Soviet Power’; and ‘Girls with Low Social Responsibility’: Putin, Pre-Revolutionary Policing, and Prostitution in the Language of ‘Immorality’.

Victoria Hudson (Kings College London): ‘Just how ‘Pro-Russian’ is the youth of Eastern Ukraine?’

Olivia Humphrey (University of California, Irvine): (forthcoming)

Carmen Levick (University of Sheffield): (forthcoming)

Liam Liburd (University of Sheffield): (forthcoming)

Kathryn Martin (University of Nottingham): Speaking Soviet – The Marriage of Soviet Linguistics and Literacy in the Early Soviet Period’

Claire McGinn (University of York): ‘Monumental Time and the Soviet Dream: Music and (a) post-Utopian Temporality’

Imen Neffati (University of Sheffield): ‘It is not the Maghreb that Islamised itself… It is Islam that maghrebised itself’

Hannah Parker (University of Sheffield): ‘Sensory Disability and the New Soviet Woman’; ‘History Matters: ‘On the Language of “Authoritarian” Regimes’’; ‘New Year Wishes: A Soviet Orphan’s Letter to Krupskaia’

Beth Pennyfather (University of Sheffield):Between Populace and Elite: Challenging Traditional Views of Revolutionary Russia

Fraser Raeburn (University of Edinburgh): ‘Language and the Logic of Stalinism in the International Brigades’

Miguel Rivas Venegas (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid): ‘A Bulwark Made of Words: the Francoist Press during the Second World War’

Jon Rowson (University of Nottingham): ‘The Political Language of Celebration: The Anniversary of the October Revolution, 1918-1932’

Lani Seelinger (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague): ‘Socialism in Translation: the Challenges of Teaching Communist History in the 21st Century’ (forthcoming, in collaboration with

Samantha Sherry (University of Oxford): ‘Zealots, bureaucrats, or ordinary people? Looking for the Soviet censor’ (forthcoming)

Laura Sumner (University of Nottingham):The Cultural Revolution: proletarian culture in Sormovo, 1917-1921‘ ”Enemies of the People’: Fake News and the Bolshevik Manipulation of the Press in early Soviet Sormovo’

Alun Thomas (Nottingham Trent University): ‘The Cost of Omission in Soviet Central Asia’

Mark Vincent (University of East Anglia): (forthcoming)

Stephanie Wright (University of Sheffield): ‘Letters to a dictator: ‘speaking Francoist’ in 1940s Spain’