Truth and Fiction

Conspiracy Theories in Eastern European Culture and Literature

Edited by Peter Deutschmann, Jens Herlth, and Alois Woldan

Transcript-Verlag

Truth and Fiction

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9783837646504

350 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Truth and Fiction

Conspiracy Theories in Eastern European Culture and Literature

Edited by Peter Deutschmann, Jens Herlth, and Alois Woldan

Transcript-Verlag

Several of the most prolific and influential conspiracy theories originated in Eastern Europe. The efficacy of conspiracy narratives can be observed in recent developments in Poland or with regard to the wars waged in eastern Ukraine and in former Yugoslavia. This volume analyzes the history behind this widespread phenomenon as well as its relationship with representations of the present in Eastern European cultures and literatures.

About the Author

Peter Deutschmann (PhD), born in 1968, is full professor of Slavic literatures and cultures at the University of Salzburg, Austria. His main fields of research include Russian and Czech literature. Jens Herlth (PhD), born in 1971, is full professor of Slavic literatures at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His research interests include Polish intellectual history, Russian and Polish literature in the context of the history of ideas, and the relationship between literature and the social sciences.

Alois Woldan (PhD), born in 1954, is full professor of Slavic literatures at the University of Vienna, Austria. His fields of research are Polish and Ukrainian literature, comparative Slavic literature and literary life in Austrian Galicia.