Mikhail N. Epstein -   ARTICLES,  CHAPTERS, ESSAYS

Articles and essays have been translated and published in 14 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Finnish, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, and Ukrainian. Full list of publications includes about 400 items.


Methods of Madness and Madness as a Method, in: Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture. Ed. by Angela Britlinger and Ilya Vinitsky. Toronto, Buffalo, London: Univ. of Toronto Press,  2007,  pp. 263-282.

Between Humanity and Human Beings: Information Trauma and the Evolution of the Species.  Common Knowledge, vol.13, Issue 1, Winter 2007, pp. 18-32.

The Demise of the First Secularization: the Church of Gogol and the Church of Belinsky, Studies in East European Thought, vol. 58, No. 2,  June 2006,  95-105.

Russian Philosophy  of National Spirit from the 1970s to the 1980s, in Re-ethnicizing the Minds? Cultural Revival in Contemporary Thought.  Ed. by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Jurgen Hengelbrock. Amsterdam ­ New York:  Rodopi, 2006, 185-218.

An Easy Death, in Death and Anti-Death, Volume 3: Fifty Years After Einstein, One Hundred Fifty Years After Kierkegaard, ed. Charles Tandy (Editor).  Ria University Press,  2005, 153-162.

"The Unasked Question. What Bakhtin Would Say" [on the future of the humanities].  Common Knowledge, vol. 10, No.1.  Duke University Press, Winter 2004, pp. 42-60.

"Russo-Soviet Topoi,"  The Landscape of Stalinism. The Art and Ideology of Soviet Space, ed. by Evgeny Dobrenko and Eric Naiman. Seattle and London:University of Washington Press, 2003, pp. 277-306.

"Chronocide: Prologue to the Resurrection of Time," Common Knowledge, vol. 9, No.2.  Duke University Press, Spring 2003, pp. 186-198.

Glocalism. Neurosociety. Noocenosis. Postatheism. Proteism. Transculture. Chronocide, in Globalistics. Encyclopedia. Parallel editions in Russian and English. Moscow: Dialog, Raduga, 2003, pp. 268, 687-88, 706-707, 811-12, 863-64, 1027-28, 1133.

Angelism as a Postmodern Religion.  Experimental Theology. Public Text 0.2, ed. Robert Corbett with Rebecca Brown. Seattle: Seattle Research Institute, 2003,  86-92.

"On the Totalitarianism of Ideas" (trans. by Eve Adler). New England Review.  Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2002.

"Main Trends of Contemporary Russian Thought." Paideia. Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy (Boston, Aug. 1999), vol. XII: Intercultural Philosophy. Stephen Dawson and Tomoko Iwasawa, Editors. Bowling Green, OH: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2001, 131-146.

"Postmodernism, Communism, and Sots-Art," Endquote: Sots-art Literature and Soviet Grand Style, ed. by Marina Balina, Nancy Condee, and Evgeny Dobrenko. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2000, 3-31.

"The Irony of Style: The Demonic Element in Gogol's Concept of Russia," Gogol: Exploring Absence. Negativity in 19th Century Russian Literature, ed. by Sven Spieker. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 1999, 55-71.

"Cultural Theory after Multiculturalism: From Culturology to Transculture." Australian Slavonic and East European Studies. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Slavists Association and of the Australian Association of Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1999, 31-54.

"Judaic Spiritual Traditions in the Poetry of Pasternak and Mandel'shtam," trans. from Russian by Ruth Rischin. Symposium. A Quartely Journal in Modern Literatures. Special Issue on Judaic Literature. Identity, Displacement, and Destruction. Vol. 52, No. 4, Winter 1999, 205-231.

The Teachings of Iakov Abramov As Interpreted by His Disciples. Compiled, edited and commented by Mikhail Epstein. Transl. from Russian by Anesa Miller-Pogacar, in Symposion. A Journal of Russian Thought. Los Angeles: Charles Schlacks, Jr., Publisher, University of Southern California, vol. 3, 1999, 29-66.

"On hyperauthorship: Hypotheses on Potential Identities of Araki Yasusada," Sycamore Review (Purdue University), Vol. 10, No. 1 Winter/Spring 1998, 71-81.

"Daniil Andreev and the Mysticism of Femininity," The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture, ed. by Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1997, 325-355.

"Fugitive Russian Sects: A Handbook for Beginners," transl. by Eve Adler, New England Review (Middlebury Series, VT), vol.18, No.2, Spring 1997, 70-100.

"Symposion and Russian Filosofia," in Symposion. A Journal of Russian Thought, Los Angeles: Charles Schlacks, Jr., Publisher, University of Southern California, vol. 1, 1996, 3-7.

"The Phoenix of Philosophy: On the Meaning and Significance of Contemporary Russian Thought," Symposion. A Journal of Russian Thought, vol. 1, 1996, 35-74.

"Hyper in 20th Century Culture: The Dialectics of Transition from Modernism to Postmodernism" (transl. from Russian by Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover, revised and extended by the author), Postmodern Culture. An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism. Published by North Carolina State University, Oxford University Press, and the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. V.6 N.2. January 1996, 61 paragraphs. Reprinted in Left Curve (Oakland, CA), No.21, 1997, 5-16.

"Response: 'Post-' and Beyond," "Russian Critical Theory and Postmodernism: The Theoretical Writings of Mikhail Epstein" Forum, in Slavic and East European Journal, Fall 1995, Vol.39, No.3, 357-366.

"The Origins and Meaning of Russian Postmodernism," in Re-entering the Sign: Articulating New Russian Culture, ed. by Ellen Berry and Anesa Miller-Pogacar, University of Michigan Press, 1995, 25-47.

"A Catalog of the New Poetries," Re-entering the Signs, 208-211.

"Ivan Soloviev's Reflections on Eros," in Genders, 22, a special issue Postcommunism and the Body Politic, ed. by Ellen Berry, New York and London: New York University Press, 1995, 252-266.

The Vicissitudes of Soviet Marxism: 1950-1994 [book format] Washington, D.C. National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1994, 43 pp.

The Russian Philosophy of National Spirit: Conservatism and Traditionalism [book format] Washington, D.C.: National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1994, 25 pp.

The Significance of Russian Philosophy [book format], Washington, D.C.: National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1994, 13 pp.

The Origins and the Meaning of Russian Postmodernism [book format], Washington, D.C.: National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1993, 28 pp.

"Things and Words: Towards a Lyrical Museum, in Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture, ed. and transl. by Alla Efimova and Lev Manovich, with preface by Stephen Bann. Chicago and London:Chicago University Press, 1993, 152-172.

"After the Future: On the New Consciousness in Literature," in Late Soviet Culture: From Perestroika to Novostroika, ed. by Thomas Lahusen with Gene Kuperman (transl.). Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993, 257-287; first publication in The South Atlantic Quarterly, Duke UP, Spring 1991, Vol. 90, No. 2, 409-444.

"Good-bye to Objects, or, the Nabokovian in Nabokov," in A Small Alpine Form: Studies in Nabokovís Short Fiction, ed. by Gene Barabtarlo and Charles Nicol, New York: Garland Publishers (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1580), 1993, 217-224.

"Symposium on Russian Postmodernism" (with Jerome McGann, Marjorie Perloff et al.), Postmodern Culture, University of North Carolina, January 1993, Vol.3, No.2.

Afterword, in Third Wave: The New Russian Poetry, ed. by Kent Johnson and Stephen M. Ashby, transl. by Anesa Miller-Pogacar. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992, 271-286.

"Labor of Lust," Common Knowledge, Oxford University Press, 1992, Vol. 1, No. 3, 91-107 (partly transl. by Andrew Wachtel).

"Tom Wolfe and Social(ist) Realism," Common Knowledge, 1992, Vol.1, No. 2, 1992, 147-160.

"Apocalypse Now?" Frontier. Religion East & West (Keston Research), Oxford (UK) July-August 1991, 12-14.


Towards the Techno-Humanities: A Manifesto. ArtMargins: Contemporary Central and East European Visual Culture. March 13, 2006.  http://www.artmargins.com/

Knowledge and Energy. Der Enstein-Komplex.  99 Philosophen, Schriftsteller, Kunstler und Wissenschaftler uber ein Genie. Wunderhorn, 2005,  102-105.

Transculture: A Broad Way Between Globalism and Multiculturalism. The Green Cross. Optimist.  5/2/2005, 30-34.

A Translingual Meditation, in:  Also, With My Throat, I Shall Swallow Ten Thousand Swords: Araki Yasusada's Letters in English, by Tosa Motokiyu,  ed. by Kent Johnson and Javier Alvarez. Combo Books, 2005, 40-48.

Intellectual Improvisations and Improvisational Communities. Frakcija. Performing Arts Magazine. No.24/25, Autumn 2002, 63-71.

Commentary and Hypotheses, in Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yasusada. Ed. and Trans. by Tosa Motokiyu, Oji Norinaga, and Okura Kyojin. New York: Roof Books, 1997, pp. 134-147.

"Letter to Tosa Motokiyu" [the problem of hyperauthorship], Denver Quartely, University of Denver, vol. 31, No. 4, Spring 1997, pp. 100-105.

"Some Speculations on the Mystery of Araki Yasusada," Witz (Studio City, California), Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 1997, 4-13.

"Postmodernism and Communism" [parallel texts in Russian and English]. Slovo/Word, No. 19, New York, 1996, 32-63.

"After the Carnival" [on the writer Venedikt Erofeev, parallel texts in Russian and English], in Konets veka/The End of the 20th Century, a special issue of Slovo/Word, No. 16, New York, 1995, 50-81.

"Materialism, Sophiology, and the Soul of Russia: Daniel Andreev and Russian Feminine Mysticism." Urania (Moscow), No.4, 1993, pp. 19-22; No.5, 1994, 21-25.

"Kabakov," in Place Displacement Travel Exile, a special issue of Five Fingers Review, San-Francisco, No.12, 1993, 127-134.

"A Philosophical Renaissance in Contemporary Russia," The Eurasian Report. Washington: The Center for American-Eurasian Studies and Relations. 1992, Vol. 2, No. 2, 15-18.

"Avant-Garde Art and Religious Consciousness," in Vanishing Points: Spirituality and the Avant-Garde, a special issue of Five Fingers Review. San Francisco, 1991, No. 10, 165-180.

"'Like a Corpse I Lay In the Desert. . .'" (On New Moscow Poetry), Mapping Codes: A Collection of New Writing from Moscow to San Francisco, a special issue of Five Fingers Review, San Francisco, 1990, No. 8/9, 162-167.

"Bearers of Mass Consciousness," in Novostroika, London: The Institute of Contemporary Arts Documents, 8. 1989, 21-22.

"Exposing the Quagmire" (Conceptualism in Russian Poetry), Times Literary Supplement, London, 1989, April 7-13.


Swedish Dialogue on Poetry, in Ilya Kutik. Hieroglyphs of Another World: On Poetry, Swedenborg and Other Matters, ed. by Andrew Wachtel. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2000, 36-45.

Quo vadis, Philosophie? Antworten der Philosophen. Dokumentation einer Weltumfrage (Where Philosophy is Moving? Philosophers' Answers to Global Questions). Hrsg. by Raul Fornet-Betancourt. Concordia. Internationale Zetschrift für Philosophie. Aachen: Mainz, 1999, 94-98.

From Internet to InteLnet: Electronic Media and Intellectual Creativity. An Interview with Mikhail Epshtein, by Evgeny Shklovsky. ARTMARGINS: Contemporary Central and East European Visual Culture. August 1999,

Ellen E.Berry, Kent Johnson, Anesa Miller-Pogacar, "Postcommunist Postmodernism --- An Interview with Mikhail Epstein," Common Knowledge, Oxford University Press, 1993, Vol. 2, No.3, 103-118.

Sally Laird, "Life after Utopia: New Poets in Moscow," an interview with Mikhail Epstein, Index on Censorship, London, January 1988, 12-14.