Ljiljana Saric has written an article reviewing Putz's (2019) Metaphor and National Identity, providing an alternative conceptualization of the Treaty of Trianon.
Knut Andreas Grimstad has contributed to The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature, with a chapter on Witold Gombrowicz's exile novel in Norway.
In this article, Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud examine Russia's policy towards Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria, investigating whether authoritarian regimes engage in active export of their political systems or whether they are primarily concerned about their geopolitical interests.
Russlands rebeller skildrer den russiske protestbevegelsen, som først så dagens lys i 2011, og viser hvordan myndighetene har reagert på de russiske aktivistenes protester og krav om reformer.
In this article, Pål Kolstø, investigates Russia's patron-client relations with Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Roar Lishaugen's contribution to the book Lire en Europe. Textes, formes, lectures (XVIIIe-XXIe siècle) investigates how post-1948 Communist authorities in Czechoslovakia utilized the national classics and strategies of collective reading to reinterpret the national past and transform the cultural memory in order to legitimize their power.
In this article, Anastasia Kriachko Røren gives her review of the film The Crimean Bridge. Made with Love! (Krymskii most. Sdelano s liuboviu! 2018) by Tigran Keosayan.
In this article, Maryia Rohava discusses citizens and their participatory roles in the symbolic production of state celebrations.
Pål Kolstø's article discusses the post-Soviet de facto state of Abkhazia, and its relationship to its main patron, Russia.
Johannes Due Enstad and Håvard Bækken explore state efforts to safeguard national history and identity in Putin's Russia.
Pål Kolstø's chapter in "In the North, the East and West Meet" investigates how the Russian society handled the Centenary of the October Revolution.
In this book written in Croatian, Ljiljana Šarić and Marija Brala-Vukanović explore cognitive linguists’ main research focuses.
Stijn Vervaet's contribution to the book "Yugoslav Literature: The Past, Present and Future of a Contested Notion" investigates the multifaceted interweaving of Yugoslav literatures.
How did the Hungarians of Yugoslavia integrate into Socialist Yugoslavia, and what strategies did they develop to improve their political position?
In this article, Anastasia Kriachko Røren gives her review of the prize-winning film Stars (Zvezdy, 2018) by Aleksandr Novikov-Ianginov.
Diskusjonen om nasjonale minoriteters rettigheter har stått på den europeiske dagsorden i en årrekke. Eva Sarfi tar opp problematikken, og løfter frem sentrale spørsmål.
Den svenske journalisten Joakim Medin har skrevet en grundig og informativ bok om dagens politiske system i Ungarn, skriver Eva Sarfi i sin bokanmeldelse publisert i Nordisk Østforum.
In this article, Fabian Heffermehl explores how alternative ideas of perception in Renaissance painting relate to Pavel Florensky’s cultural criticism.
This edited volume examines how metaphors and related phenomena (e.g. metonymies, symbols, cultural models, stereotypes) lead to the discursive construction of a common element that brings the nation together.
Andreja Vezovnik and Ljiljana Šarić explore how migrants were visually presented in Croatian and Slovenian public broadcaster' online news, during the so-called migration crisis in Europe in the fall of 2015.
Counter to common views of art and science as distinct entities, and of modernism as ahistorical, this study explores how innovations within mathematics and geometry motivated a re-activation of the medieval Orthodox icon in Russian culture after the Revolution.
In this article, PhD candidate Eglė Kesylytė-Alliks explores discursive construction of legitimating identity (-ies) of the state within official institutional and semipublic social discourses on the national flag in post-1990 Lithuania.
Kolstø discusses the concept of ‘imperialist nationalism’, as numerous articles and historical actors use the term actively, even though the definition of "nationalism" traditionally is regarded as contradictory to that of "imperialism".
Imagining a region as a defensive barrier against a dangerous Other has been a persistent strand in the development of Eastern European nationalisms. Pål Kolstø's contribution to "Rampart Nations: Bulwark myths in East European multiconfessional societies in the age of nationalism" discusses how small and vulnerable nations use such antemurale myths as a defensive strategy against their strong neighbours.
Ljiljana Saric and Tatjana Radanovic Felberg's chapter in "Migration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis" investigates the verbal and visual representation of migration and migrants in Croatian and Serbian public broadcasters’ online portals during the migrant crisis in 2015/2016.