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Faculty Publication: Assistant Professor of Russian José Vergara

March 27, 2023

Finding Our Words: Representations of Chornobyl and the Impossibility of Language

Author: Vergara, José

Source: Energy/Waste: Approaches to the Environment in Post-Soviet Cultures, Volume: 14, Published by Slavica Bergensia, Edited by Maria Hristova, Alyssa DeBlasio, Irina Anisimova, 2023

Type of Publication: Chapter in a book

Description: This article adopts the concept of a “hyperobject” to probe the crisis of language affecting the post-Chornobyl world and the range of strategies adopted by writers and directors to express the invisible devastation of nuclear contamination.

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