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Dr Rebecca Reich

University Lecturer in Russian Literature and Culture
Slavonic studies

Rebecca Reich is a University Lecturer in Russian literature and culture. 

Academic interests

Rebecca Reich's academic interests include:

  • 20th century Russian literature and culture
  • Intellectual and cultural history
  • The history of science, medicine, print culture, and law.

Dr Reich's first book, The State of Madness: Psychiatric Diagnosis and Literary Dissent After Stalin, is an interdisciplinary study of conceptions of insanity in the Soviet Union from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Yale.
  • PhD, Harvard.

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Publications, links and resources

  • Reich, R. (2015) Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Russian Variations on a Psychiatric Theme. In: Psychiatry in Communist Europe, ed, S. Marks and M. Savelli, London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp 196-215.
  • Reich, R. (2014) Inside the Psychiatric Word: Diagnosis and Self-Definition in the Late Soviet Period. Slavic Review 73 (3) pp 563–84.
  • Reich, R. (2013) Madness as Balancing Act in Joseph Brodsky’s ‘Gorbunov and Gorchakov’. The Russian Review 72 (1) pp 45–65.

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