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Educating the Other

Foreign Governesses in Wallachia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Nicoleta Roman

was a member of a professional group with a significant impact not only on the elite in this part of Europe, but also on educational initiatives for girls: namely, governesses. The model of private education provided by governesses in aristocratic

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

empowering and often radicalizing experience of young Tsukunft women during the interwar period as they learned from their female role models how to live, organize, rebel, resist, and fight. I argue that despite the scarcity of high-ranking female leaders

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

-sponsored institutions, governesses served as role models for young women and shaped the next generation of Romanian teachers. Similarly, Magdalena Kozłowska investigates the transgenerational connections that shaped and influenced the female members of the Tsukunft, the

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Valentina Mitkova

/matter), subject to his guidance and modeling. One hundred years after Mara Belcheva's inauguration in the Bulgarian literary scene, the two-volume critical edition Mara Belcheva: Poezia and Mara Belcheva: Proza i prevodi , initiated and compiled by Milena

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Valentina Mitkova

various theoretical and literary-historical models of artistic reception (techniques that are certainly representative of Kirova's writing). Similar to the compositional architecture and concept of Literaturata: Udovolstvia i predizvikatelstva is the

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Chiara Bonfiglioli

shunned by Western activists who perceived socialist and anti-imperialist demands as a form of undue “politicization” of the conference. Olcott also discusses the competing models of modernization and development that emerged during the conference, and

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The East Side Story of Gender and Feminism

The Hungarian and Czech Cases

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

Fojtová in her introductory chapter to the second, “post-1989,” part of the book. Comparing feminism with the communist model of women's emancipation and with the situation in other Western and Eastern European countries, Fojtová's essay and conclusions

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Report from the Region

The “Anti-Gender” Wave Contested: Gender Studies, Civil Society, and the State in Eastern Europe and Beyond*

if same-sex marriage was prohibited. (This happened in Croatia after their successful pro-family referendum in 2013, implying the emergence of a regional model for appeasing the EU and compensating “the losers” of the referendum.) Also, the PSD prime

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

's overcoming of his disability. A child's disability reconfigures the dominant model of femininity promoted by the state. It allows women who are responsible for their children overcoming disability to make demands upon a state and criticize it for a lack of

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Instead of a Novel

Sophia Yablonska's Travelogues in the History of Modern Ukrainian Literature

Olena Haleta

-Soviet version of the history of literature, which also includes Ukrainain literature, is still influenced by the socialist realist model dominated by the idea that the novel is the central literary genre and that it develops one overarching “master plot” (not