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Publications of Beth Holmgren    :chronological  combined  bibtex listing:

Books and Monographs

  1. with Chatterjee, C; Holmgren, B. "Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present."  Routledge, January, 2013: 1-232. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Chatterjee, C; Holmgren, B. "Introduction."  January, 2013: 1-11. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Вербицкая, А; Holmgren, B. "Keys to Happiness A Novel."  Indiana University Press, 1999: 300 pages.  [abs]
  4. Goscilo, H; Holmgren, B. "Poles Apart: Women in Modern Polish Culture."  Ed. Goscilo, Helena, ; Holmgren, Beth, Slavica Pub, 2005: 167 pages.
  5. Holmgren, B. "Rewriting Capitalism."  University of Pittsburgh Pre, December, 1998: 260 pages.  [abs]
  6. Goscilo, H; Holmgren, B. "Russia--women--culture."  Indiana University Press, 1996: 386 pages.  [abs]
  7. Holmgren, B. "Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America."  Indiana University Press, November, 2011: 432 pages.  [abs]
  8. B. Holmgren. "STARRING MADAME MODJESKA: ON TOUR IN POLAND AND AMERICA."  Indiana University Press, October 20, 2011 [product_info.php]  [abs]
  9.  "The Russian Memoir."  Ed. Holmgren, Beth, Northwestern University Press, November, 2003: 256 pages.  [abs]
  10. 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]
  11. Holmgren, B. "Warsaw Is My Country The Story of Krystyna Bierzynska, 1928-1945."  Jews of Poland, February, 2018: 132 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. ""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.
  2. 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.
  3. B. Holmgren. ""Nadezhda Mandel'shtam"." DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY: RUSSIAN PROSE WRITERS AFTER WORLD WAR II 302 (Spring, 2005): 164-71.
  4. Holmgren, B. ""Nadezhda Mandelstam"." YIVO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWS IN EASTERN EUROPE (February, 2014).
  5. B. Holmgren. ""Nadezhda Mandelstam"." YIVO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWS IN EASTERN EUROPE (Spring, 2008).
  6. 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]
  7. Holmgren, B. ""The Blue Angel" and Blackface: Redeeming Entertainment in Aleksandrov's "Circus"." Russian Review 66.1 (2007): 5-22. [20620475], [doi]
  8. B. Holmgren. ""The Polish Actress Unbound: Tales of Modrzejewska/Modjeska"." THE OTHER IN POLISH THEATRE AND DRAMA Indiana Slavic Series (Summer, 2003): 57-77.
  9. 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]
  10. 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.
  11. Holmgren, B. "Ameryka, Ameryka, czyli jak zyc w przekladzie." Zycie W Przekladzie (Fall, 2002): 17-33.
  12. 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]
  13. 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..
  14. Gheith, J; Holmgren, B. "Art and prostokvasha: Avdot'ia panaeva's work." (December, 2003): 128-144.
  15. Holmgren, B. "At Home with Sienkiewicz." Framing the Polish Home: Postwar Cultural Constructions of Hearth, Nation, and Self (Fall, 2002): 219-36.
  16. Holmgren, B. "Bug Inspectors and Beauty Queens: The Problems of Translating Feminism into Russian." Genders 22 (1995): 15-31.
  17. 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]
  18. Holmgren, B. "Cabaret Nation: The Jewish Foundations of Kabaret Literacki, 1920-1929.." Poland and Hungary Jewish Realities Compared (February, 2019): 273-288.  [abs]
  19. 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]
  20. Holmgren, B. "Cossack Cowboys, Mad Russians: The Émigré Actor in Studio-Era Hollywood." Russian Review 64.2 (2005): 236-258. [doi]
  21. Holmgren, B. "Edouard de Reszke." POLISH-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA (2009).
  22. 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.
  23. Holmgren, B. "Evgeniia Ginzburg." Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (Spring, 2008).
  24. 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]
  25. Holmgren, B. "Five short articles – "Nadezhda Mandelstam," "Liudmila Petrushevskaia," "GUM," "Lidiia Ruslanova," "Red Army Chorus"." THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN CULTURE (Fall, 2006).
  26. 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]
  27. Holmgren, B. "Helena Modjeska on the American Stage." (February, 2014): 2-3.
  28. 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]
  29. Holmgren, B. "Imitation of Life: A Russian Guest in the Polish Regimental Family." Polish Encounters/Russian Identity (Spring, 2005): 37-49.
  30. Holmgren, B. "Introduction." Russian Memoir: History and Literature 8.SUPPL. 5 (December, 2003): S4-S4. [doi]
  32. Holmgren, B. "Nadezhda Mandel’shtam." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Russian Prose Writers After World War II 302 (2008): 164-71.
  33. Holmgren, B. "Ne-natural’naia shkola:Semeistvo Tal'nikovykh Panaevoi." Trava: Punkty (Fall, 2009): 45-72. (Original article published in Russian.)
  34. 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]
  35. 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]
  36. 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.
  37. Holmgren, B. "Rozmowy z Gombrowiczem.(Gombrowicz’s A Kind of Testament)." Pamiętnik Literacki (The Literary Journal) 1 (1990): 75-106.
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. Holmgren, B. "Settlling for the Real Hollywood: Russians in Studio-Era American Film." American Artists From the Russian Empire (Fall, 2008): 97-115.
  41. 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.
  42. Holmgren, B. "Tending Andersland: The Calling of Feliks Konarski and Nina Olenska." Diaspora polska w Ameryce Polnocnej (2018): 513-528.
  43. Holmgren, B; Sadowska, M. "The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka." Slavic Review 79.1 (January, 2020): 183-184.
  44. Holmgren, B. "The art of playing patriot: The polish stardom of Helena Modjeska." Theatre Journal 62.3 (October, 2010): 349-371. [Gateway.cgi]  [abs]
  45. 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]
  46. Holmgren, B. "The Heart of the Matter? Nationalizing the Russian and Polish Romance." Teksty Drugie (Texts 2) 3/4 (1995): 68-86.
  47. Holmgren, B. "The Importance of Being Unhappy, or Why She Died." Imitations of Life: Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia (Fall, 2002): 79-98.
  48. Holmgren, B. "The Lives of Secret Others." East European Film Bulletin (August, 2013). (  [author's comments]
  49. 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]
  50. Holmgren, B. "The Polish Actress Unbound: Tales of Modrzejewska/Modjeska." The Other in Polish Theater and Drama (2010): 57-77.
  51. Holmgren, B. "The Transfiguring of Context in the Work of Abram Terts." Slavic Review 50.4 (1991): 965-977. [2500476], [doi]  [abs]
  52. Holmgren, B. "Those Unsettling Slavs, Or There's No Place Like Home." Literary Studies East and West 11 (1996): 98-110.
  53. 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]
  54. Holmgren, B. "Virility and Gentility: How Sienkiewicz and Modjeska Redeemed America." Polish Review XLVI.3 (2001): 283-296.
  55. 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
  56. 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.
  57. with Blobaum, R; Holmgren, B; Wampuszyc, E. "Warsaw 2013." East European Politics & Societies 27.2 (May, 2013): 185-186. [doi]
  58. Holmgren, B. "Why Russian Girls Loved Charskaia." Russian Review 54.1 (1995): 91-106. [130776], [doi]
  59. Holmgren, B. "Witold Gombrowicz within the Wieszcz Tradition." Slavic and East European Journal 33.4 (1989): 556-570. [308286], [doi]
  60. Holmgren, B. "Writing the Female Body Politic (1945-1985)." The Cambridge History of Russian Women's Literature (Fall, 2002): 225-42.

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. 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.
  3. 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.


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

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