Book launch and discussion with editors and authors Michael S. Gorham (University of Florida),Ingunn Lunde (University of Bergen), Martin Paulsen(University of Bergen) and Vera Zvereva (University of Edinburgh).


Digital Russia: The Language, Culture and Politics of New Media Communication (Routledge, 2014) provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of the Russian-language internet (Runet) from late-Soviet cybernetics to the advent of Twitter and explores the evolution of web-based communication practices, showing how they have both shaped and been shaped by social, political, linguistic and literary realities. Throughout the volume, leading Runet scholars draw attention to features and trends that are characteristic of global new media, as well as those that are more specific to Russian media culture.

Presentation and discussion with:

Ingunn Lunde, Professor of Russian at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

Martin Paulsen, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

Michael S. Gorham, Associate Professor of Russian Studies, University of Florida

Vera Zvereva, Research Fellow and Manager at the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, University of Edinburgh