Yngvar Steinholt

Dr Yngvar Bordewich Steinholt is associate professor of Russian Culture and Literature at the Institute of Language and Culture, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. His research interest include: Russian contemporary culture, art and activism. Soviet and post-Soviet popular music. Sound studies. Industrial aesthetics. Concepts and portrayals of madness and the irrational in Russian literature. Russian and East-Slavonic politics and societies. Russian cultural and political relations with former Soviet republics and the Soviet past. Norwegian- Russian, Norwegian-Ukrainian, and Norwegian Belorusian relations and their representation in art and culture. Steinholt teaches courses in Culture, Literature, Media, History, and Politics on the BA- and MA-levels of Russian and Russian Studies programmes, and contributes to various interdisciplinary courses.

2022: Steinholt, Y: “The Vertical Inverted? Dirt Aesthetics in Russian Conceptualist and Protest Art” in Kelly C, J. Kemper and E. Rutten (eds) Imperfections: Studies in Mistakes, Flaws, and Failures. Bloomsbury Academic ISBN 978-1-5013-8034-1

2020: Rogatchevski, A. and Y. Steinholt: “Leonid Andreev’s Krasnyi smekh: Four Locations of Collective and Individual Mental Illness.” Wiener Slawistischer Almanach 2020 ;Volum 85. p. 417-440

2019: Hansen, A.; A. Rogatchevski; Y. Steinholt and D-E. Wickström: A War of Songs: popular music and recent Russia-Ukraine Relations. Stuttgart: Ibidem ISBN 978-3-8382-1173-2.

2018: Steinholt, Y. “Cats, Punk, Arson and New Media: Art Activism in Russia 2007-2015” in Graham Meikle (ed): The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism. Routledge 2018 p. 153-161

2017: Steinholt, Y. “Soviet Rock.” in Horn, David and John Shepherd (eds) Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Bloomsbury, p. 662-665.

2017: Steinholt, Y. “Russian Rock.” in Horn, David and John Shepherd (eds) Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Bloomsbury. p. 804-805.

2017: Steinholt, Y. “Mapping the Black Void: Ianka Diagileva’s poem ‘Klassicheskii depresniak’” Wiener slawistischer Almanach - Sonderband 80 p 49-65.

2016: Gololobov, I; H. Pilkington and Y. Steinholt. “Punk in Russia: A short history of the Evolution.” Logos 26(4) p. 27–61.

2016: Rogatchevski, A. and Y. Steinholt. “Pussy Riot’s Musical Precursors? The National Bolshevik Party Bands 1994-2007” Popular Music and Society 39(4) p. 448-464.

2014: Steinholt, Y.; H. Pilkington and I. Gololobov 2014: Punk in Russia: Cultural Mutation from the “Useless” to the “Moronic”. Routledge ISBN 978-0-415-73013-6, 240 pages.

2014: Steinholt, Y. “Kitten Heresy: Lost Contexts of Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer.” Popular Music and Society 36(1) p. 120-124 (Intl., level 2)

2013: Steinholt, Y. “Roars of Discontent: Noise and Disaffection in Two Cases of Russian Punk.” in Goddard, Halligan og Spelman: Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music. Bloomsbury  ISBN 9781441110541, p. 121-133.

2005: Steinholt, Y. Rock in the Reservation: Songs from the Leningrad Rock Club 1981-86. Bergen and New York: Mass Media Music Scholars Press ISBN 0-9701684-3-8, 254 pages.


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