This book showcases the accomplishments and triumphs of women in Russian animation and reveals their past contributions to not only animation, but also world cinema. Through archival research, historical analysis, and close readings of animated films this book recuperates the often-overlooked contributions women made to Russian animation over the last 100 years.
About the Author
Lora Mjolsness is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine and the Director of Program in Russian Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Slavic Languages and Literatures She teaches interdisciplinary courses on Russian and Soviet Cinema and on Soviet Animation. Michele Leigh received her PhD in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC in 2008. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her research interests include silent cinema, Russian and Eastern European Cinema, and female industrial practice.