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Talk: The Emotional Landscape of Revolution: Russia 1905-1925

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA, United States

In this talk, I consider the shifting, tumultuous, and consequential field of emotions that contemporaries perceived as defining public life in Russia during its “revolutionary” age. I take this story from the stillborn revolution of 1905, into global war and transnational revolution, through a bloody civil war into the first years of peaceful “socialist construction.” Often categorized as “the public mood,” a trope in Russian journalism and politics in the first half of the 20th ...