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Publications of Beth Holmgren    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

Books and Monographs

  1. Goscilo, H; Holmgren, B. "Polish Cinema Today A Bold New Era in Film."  Rowman & Littlefield, August, 2021: 382 pages.  [abs]
  2. Hashamova, Y; Holmgren, B; Lipovetsky, M. "Transgressive women in modern Russian and east European cultures: From the bad to the blasphemous."  Routledge, January, 2016: 1-216. [doi]  [abs]
  3. with Chatterjee, C; Holmgren, B. "Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present."  Routledge, January, 2013: 1-232. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Chatterjee, C; Holmgren, B. "Introduction."  January, 2013: 1-11. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Holmgren, B. "Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America."  Indiana University Press, November, 2011: 432 pages.  [abs]
  6. B. Holmgren. "STARRING MADAME MODJESKA: ON TOUR IN POLAND AND AMERICA."  Indiana University Press, October 20, 2011 [product_info.php]  [abs]
  7. Goscilo, H; Holmgren, B. "Poles Apart: Women in Modern Polish Culture."  Ed. Goscilo, Helena, ; Holmgren, Beth, Slavica Pub, 2005: 167 pages.
  8.  "The Russian Memoir."  Ed. Holmgren, Beth, Northwestern University Press, November, 2003: 256 pages.  [abs]
  9. Вербицкая, А; Holmgren, B. "Keys to Happiness A Novel."  Indiana University Press, 1999: 300 pages.  [abs]
  10. Holmgren, B. "Rewriting Capitalism."  University of Pittsburgh Pre, December, 1998: 260 pages.  [abs]
  11. Goscilo, H; Holmgren, B. "Russia--women--culture."  Indiana University Press, 1996: 386 pages.  [abs]
  12. Holmgren, B. "Women's Works in Stalin's Time."  Indiana University Press, January, 1993: 225 pages.  [abs]

Edited Volumes

  1. B. Holmgren, H. Goscilo, eds.. POLES APART: WOMEN IN MODERN POLISH CULTURE. Indiana Slavic Studies,  Slavica Publishers, November, 2006  (This volume includes my co-authored introduction and my authored article, "Public Women, Parochial Stage: The Actress in Late Nineteenth-Century Poland.")
  2. B. Holmgren. THE RUSSIAN MEMOIR: HISTORY AND LITERATURE.  Northwestern University Press, November, 2003  (This edited volume includes my introduction (ix-xxxix) and an essay I co-authored with Jehanne Gheith, "Art and Prostokvasha: Avdot'ia Panaeva's Work" (128-44))

Papers Published

  1. Holmgren, B. "Rethinking the Biography of the Actor and Entertainer." Pamietnik Teatralny 71.3 (January, 2022): 11-13. [doi]
  2. Holmgren, B. "Ganbare! Workshops on Dying." Literary Journalism Studies 14.1 (2022): 146-149.
  3. Holmgren, B. "The Mire and The Mire ’97. Dir. Jan Holoubek. South Africa: Showmax; Poland: Studio Filmowe Kadr, 2018, 2021. Dist: Netflix. 50 minutes. Color.." Slavic Review 80.4 (2021): 902-903. [doi]
  4. Holmgren, B. "Poland 1945: War and Peace." Literary Journalism Studies 13.1-2 (2021): 202-204.
  5. Holmgren, B; Sadowska, M. "The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka." Slavic Review 79.1 (January, 2020): 183-184.
  6. Holmgren, B. "Cabaret Nation: The Jewish Foundations of Kabaret Literacki, 1920-1929.." Poland and Hungary Jewish Realities Compared (February, 2019): 273-288.  [abs]
  7. Holmgren, B. "Holocaust history and jewish heritage preservation: Scholars and stewards working in pis-ruled Poland." Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 37.1 (January, 2019): 96-107. [doi]  [abs]
  8. Holmgren, B. "The Cabaret Song: Its Multi-Ethnic Pedigree and Transnational Adventures, 1919-1968." Being Poland A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918 (October, 2018).  [abs]
  9. Holmgren, B. "Tending Andersland: The Calling of Feliks Konarski and Nina Olenska." Diaspora polska w Ameryce Polnocnej (2018): 513-528.
  10. Holmgren, B. "From the legs up: The rise and retreat of the chorus girl in interwar Poland." Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous (January, 2016): 13-29. [doi]
  11. Holmgren, B. "Collecting the Show on the Road: Spotlight on Anna Mieszkowska and the Polish Cabaret Archive." The Polish Review 59.4 (December, 2014): 3-20. [doi]  [abs]
  12. Holmgren, B. ""Cabaret Identity: How Best to Play a Jew or Pass as a Gentile in Wartime Poland"." Journal of Jewish Identities July 2014.Issue 7, number 2 (July, 2014): 15-33.
  13. Holmgren, B. ""Nadezhda Mandelstam"." YIVO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWS IN EASTERN EUROPE (February, 2014).
  14. Holmgren, B. "Helena Modjeska on the American Stage." (February, 2014): 2-3.
  15. Holmgren, B. "Cabaret Identity: How Best to Play a Jew or Pass as a Gentile in Wartime Poland." Journal of Jewish Identities 7.2 (2014): 15-33. [doi]
  16. Holmgren, B. "Russia on their mind: How hollywood pictured the Soviet front." Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present (December, 2013): 105-123. [doi]
  17. Holmgren, B. "The Lives of Secret Others." East European Film Bulletin (August, 2013). (  [author's comments]
  18. with Blobaum, R; Holmgren, B; Wampuszyc, E. "Warsaw 2013." East European Politics & Societies 27.2 (May, 2013): 185-186. [doi]
  19. Holmgren, B. "Acting Out: Qui pro Quo in the Context of Interwar Warsaw." East European Politics & Societies 27.2 (May, 2013): 205-223. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  20. Holmgren, B. "Toward an Understanding of Gendered Agency in Contemporary Russia." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 38.3 (Spring, 2013): 535-542. [doi]
  21. Holmgren, B. "Russia on Their Mind: How Hollywood Pictured the Soviet Front." Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present (January, 2013): 105-123. [doi]  [abs]
  22. Goldovskaya, M; Chatterjee, C; Holmgren, B. "An Interview with Marina Goldovskaya, a “Russian American” Filmmaker." Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present (January, 2013): 199-204. [doi]  [abs]
  23. B. Holmgren. ""Helena Modjeska on the American Stage"." THE QUEEN OF DRAMA Special publication (Newspaper of scholarly "reviews" and photo album) (Fall, 2010): 2-3.
  24. Holmgren, B. "The art of playing patriot: The polish stardom of Helena Modjeska." Theatre Journal 62.3 (October, 2010): 349-371. [Gateway.cgi]  [abs]
  25. Holmgren, B. "The Polish Actress Unbound: Tales of Modrzejewska/Modjeska." The Other in Polish Theater and Drama (2010): 57-77.
  26. Holmgren, B. "War, Women, and Song: The Case of Hanka Ordonowna." Aspasia: the International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’S and Gender History 2 (Summer, 2010): 139-54.
  27. Holmgren, B. "Taking Stock, Screening History: Twenty Years of Women’s Studies at AAASS." Newsnet of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies 49.1 (January, 2009): 1-4.
  28. Holmgren, B. "Edouard de Reszke." POLISH-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA (2009).
  30. Holmgren, B. "Ne-natural’naia shkola:Semeistvo Tal'nikovykh Panaevoi." Trava: Punkty (Fall, 2009): 45-72. (Original article published in Russian.)
  31. Holmgren, B. ""Od Booth-a do Modrzejewskiej: Wyrafinowany Szekspir na scenie amerykanskiej" ("From Booth to Modjeska: Refining Shakespeare for the American Stage")." Pamietnik Teatralny (Theatre Journal) LVIII.3-4 (Summer, 2009): 27-57.  [author's comments]
  32. B. Holmgren. ""Nadezhda Mandelstam"." YIVO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWS IN EASTERN EUROPE (Spring, 2008).
  33. Holmgren, B. "Nadezhda Mandel’shtam." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Russian Prose Writers After World War II 302 (2008): 164-71.
  34. Holmgren, B. "Evgeniia Ginzburg." Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (Spring, 2008).
  35. Holmgren, B. "Settlling for the Real Hollywood: Russians in Studio-Era American Film." American Artists From the Russian Empire (Fall, 2008): 97-115.
  36. Holmgren, B. "Aristocrats and Working Girls: Towards a History of Russian Emigre Women in the United States"." MAPPING THE FEMININE: RUSSIAN WOMEN AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCE (Winter, 2008): 231-47..
  37. Holmgren, B. "Fiction and the Acting Life: The Memoir of Helena Modjeska." Real Stories, Imagined Realities: Fictionality and Non-fictionality in Literary Constructs and Historical Contexts Tampere Studies in Language, Translation and Culture, Series A (Summer, 2007): 343-57..  [abs]
  38. Holmgren, B. "Review of Knut Andreas Grimstad & Ursula Phillips, ed. GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN ETHICAL CONTEXT: TEN ESSAYS ON POLISH PROSE." Slavic Review 66.2 (Summer, 2007): 323-24.
  39. Holmgren, B. ""The Blue Angel" and Blackface: Redeeming Entertainment in Aleksandrov's "Circus"." Russian Review 66.1 (2007): 5-22. [20620475], [doi]
  40. Holmgren, B. "Public women, parochial stage: The actress in late nineteenth-century Poland." Poles Apart: Women in Modern Polish Culture (January, 2006): 11-35.  [abs]
  41. Holmgren, B. "Five short articles – "Nadezhda Mandelstam," "Liudmila Petrushevskaia," "GUM," "Lidiia Ruslanova," "Red Army Chorus"." THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN CULTURE (Fall, 2006).
  42. B. Holmgren. ""Nadezhda Mandel'shtam"." DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY: RUSSIAN PROSE WRITERS AFTER WORLD WAR II 302 (Spring, 2005): 164-71.
  43. Holmgren, B. "Imitation of Life: A Russian Guest in the Polish Regimental Family." Polish Encounters/Russian Identity (Spring, 2005): 37-49.
  44. Holmgren, B. "W domu u Sienkiewicza." Polonistyka Po Amerykansku: Badania Nad Literature Polska W Ameryce Polnocnej (1990-2005) (Summer, 2005): 301-15. My article "At Home with Sienkiewicz" was selected by the editors to be included in this volume of scholarship by American Polonists. It is published by the Institute of Literary Research in Warsaw, the most renowned center for literary theory and criticism in Poland
  45. Holmgren, B. "Cossack Cowboys, Mad Russians: The Émigré Actor in Studio-Era Hollywood." Russian Review 64.2 (2005): 236-258. [doi]
  46. Gheith, J; Holmgren, B. "Art and prostokvasha: Avdot'ia panaeva's work." (December, 2003): 128-144.
  47. Holmgren, B. "Introduction." Russian Memoir: History and Literature 8.SUPPL. 5 (December, 2003): S4-S4. [doi]
  48. B. Holmgren. ""The Polish Actress Unbound: Tales of Modrzejewska/Modjeska"." THE OTHER IN POLISH THEATRE AND DRAMA Indiana Slavic Series (Summer, 2003): 57-77.
  49. Holmgren, B. "Emigre-zation: American Picture Books and Russian Artists." KAZAAM! SPLAT! PLOOF! The American Impact on European Culture Since 1945 (Spring, 2003): 219-33.
  50. Holmgren, B. "America, America: Scouting the Routes of Translation." Living in Translation: Polish Writers in America (Spring, 2003): 29-43. This edited volume is the English version of the Polish ZYCIE W PRZEKLADZIE.
  51. Holmgren, B. "At Home with Sienkiewicz." Framing the Polish Home: Postwar Cultural Constructions of Hearth, Nation, and Self (Fall, 2002): 219-36.
  52. Holmgren, B. "Ameryka, Ameryka, czyli jak zyc w przekladzie." Zycie W Przekladzie (Fall, 2002): 17-33.
  53. Holmgren, B. "The Importance of Being Unhappy, or Why She Died." Imitations of Life: Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia (Fall, 2002): 79-98.
  54. Holmgren, B. "Writing the Female Body Politic (1945-1985)." The Cambridge History of Russian Women's Literature (Fall, 2002): 225-42.
  55. Holmgren, B. "Virility and Gentility: How Sienkiewicz and Modjeska Redeemed America." Polish Review XLVI.3 (2001): 283-296.
  56. Holmgren, B. "Patronized Saints: The Cult of the Artist in Poland's Illustrated Weekly." East European Politics and Societies 10.3 (1996): 416-438. [doi]
  57. Holmgren, B. "Those Unsettling Slavs, Or There's No Place Like Home." Literary Studies East and West 11 (1996): 98-110.
  58. Holmgren, B. "The Heart of the Matter? Nationalizing the Russian and Polish Romance." Teksty Drugie (Texts 2) 3/4 (1995): 68-86.
  59. Holmgren, B. "Bug Inspectors and Beauty Queens: The Problems of Translating Feminism into Russian." Genders 22 (1995): 15-31.
  60. Holmgren, B. "Why Russian Girls Loved Charskaia." Russian Review 54.1 (1995): 91-106. [130776], [doi]
  61. Holmgren, B. "The Transfiguring of Context in the Work of Abram Terts." Slavic Review 50.4 (1991): 965-977. [2500476], [doi]  [abs]
  62. Holmgren, B. "Rozmowy z Gombrowiczem.(Gombrowicz’s A Kind of Testament)." Pamiętnik Literacki (The Literary Journal) 1 (1990): 75-106.
  63. Holmgren, B. "Witold Gombrowicz within the Wieszcz Tradition." Slavic and East European Journal 33.4 (1989): 556-570. [308286], [doi]

Papers Accepted

  1. B. Holmgren. ""Lopek and Company: The Warsaw Careers of Kazimierz Krukowski"." POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry  (2014).
  2. B. Holmgren. "Russia on Their Mind: How Hollywood Depicted the Soviet Front." AMERICANS EXPERIENCE RUSSIA: ENCOUNTERING THE ENIGMA, 1917 TO THE PRESENT  (forthcoming in 2013): 24 pp in ms..

Book Reviews

  1. Holmgren, B. A Whole World of Mythology. ed. Baumgartner, J. Women'S Review of Books 36.1 (February, 2019): 12-13.  [abs]
  2. Holmgren, B. Their Own Wars: A Review of Svetlana Alexievich's THE UNWOMANLY FACE OF WAR: AN ORAL HISTORY OF WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II.  Women'S Review of Books 54.6 (December, 2017): 11-13.
  3. Holmgren, B. The Cult of Forbidden Thoughts: The Big Green Tent by Liudmila Ulitskaya, translated by Polly Gannon.  Women'S Review of Books 33.4 (July, 2016): 12-13.


  1. Holmgren, B, trans. Jerzy Jurandot. Literary Encyclopedia Ed. Sandru, C; Koropeckyj, R.  (2017).

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