Margaret Samu bookDr. Margaret Samu,¬†adjunct assistant professor at Stern College for Women, has published a volume she co-edited with Rosalind P. Blakesley of the University of Cambridge. Titled From Realism to the Silver Age: New Studies in Russian Artistic Culture, the book honors a pioneer in the field of Russian art, Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier from Columbia University. The volume’s publisher is Northern Illinois University Press.

In addition to editing the volume of 13 essays, Samu co-authored the introduction, translated two essays by Russian contributors, and contributed an essay titled “Making a Case for Realism” on caricaturists’ use of satirical paintings and graphic satire to promote the Realist art movement in the 1860s. She also taught a course on Russian art at Stern College in the Spring 2014 semester and was able to incorporate the volume’s new research in her teaching.

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