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Peter Christensen

  • Soviet Cinema – AELITA

    Originally Published in the New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 2000 Women as Princesses or Comrades: Ambivalence in Yakov Protazanov’s Aelita (1924) The Civil War has ended. A widowed Russian engineer goes to Mars with a demobilised Red Army officer and falls in love with a Martian princess. Her ancestors are of mixed descent, some having come from…

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  • “Lost in Space”: The Nostalgic Anti-Heroes of Two Russian-Italian Co-Productions: Tarkovskii’s Nostalghia (1983) and Mikhalkov’s Ochi Neri (1987) Editor’s notes: Peter Christensen was an Assistant Professor of English at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at SUNY-Binghamton, where he wrote a dissertation on Faulkner, Dos Passos, and Sartre (1979). He previously contributed…

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