A Parable of Misrecognition: Anagnorisis and the Return of the Repressed from the Gulag


  • This essay was written while I was a fellow at the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. Elizabeth Moore provided invaluable help at all stages of this project. I am grateful to Yuri Slezkine and Jana Howlett for reading a draft of this essay and making important suggestions; to Eric Naiman for his creative translation of one of the central concepts of the essay; to Martin Ruehl for sharing with me his expertise in Nazi cinema; to Michael Gorham and Kurt Schultz for their support and editorial work; and to anonymous readers of The Russian Review for their efforts to improve this essay.