Friday, September 23, 2016

"Russia Fails at Pushkin: Mikhail Armalinsky’s Publication of Pushkin A .S. Secret Notes 1836-1837"   

this paper will be presented by Jasmina Savic 
on November 19, Saturday 
at the ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies) 
November 17-20, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lecture on September 20, 2016

Jasmina Savic, "Into the Bright Future: Mikhail Armalinsky’s Literary Revolution and Poetics of Porn"

Jasmina Savic addresses how pornography reemerges in the late-Soviet culture as an alternative discourse to the official ideology and Russian literary tradition. Due to its provocative content and greatly obscene language, Mikhail Armalinsky’s pornographic oeuvre appears to challenge Soviet puritanism and break the scope of taboo practice of sex in Russian culture. The case of Mikhail Armalinsky’s controversial publication of Pushkin A .S. Secret Notes 1836-1837 illustrates the way literary pornography compromises the image of “asexual” Soviet society by provoking the public body to partake in an “orgy” of sexual discourses. In Armalinsky’s hands, Pushkin’s Secret Notes become a discursive sexual device par excellence used to disclose sexual powerlessness of Soviet intellectuals, distort the socialist rhetoric, and shake foundations of the establishment built upon the Pushkin myth.

Jasmina Savic is a Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at UIUC. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Belgrade University, and holds a Master’s degree in Slavic Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests encompass issues of sexuality, erotica and pornography of the late- and post-Soviet times. 

Saturday, November 07, 2015

On The Battlefield of Porn: Mikhail Armalinsky’s publication of Pushkin A .S. Secret Notes 1836-1837 

This paper was delivered by Jasmine Savic on October 23, 2015 at Central Slavic Conference, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sarah Morris made the cover for one of her favorite books

Secret Journal 1836-1837 by Alexander Pushkin.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All issues of the Literary Journal 
General Erotic (GE) 
by Mikhail Armalinsky

click here

Beware - All in Russian

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Prostitution Divine 
by Mikhail Armalinsky
(English translation)

available from

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ebooks by Mikhail Armalinsky (in Russian) are now available at

Чтоб знали! М., Ладомир 2002

Что может быть лучше? М., Ладомир 2012

Аромат грязного белья. М., Ладомир 2013

Максимализмы. М., Ладомир 2013

And also:
Тайные записки А. С. Пушкина1836-1837 годов. М., Ладомир 2001
с предисловием и под редакцией Михаила Армалинского

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