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Jehanne Gheith

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259
321C Languages Bldg, 133 Franklin Center, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


A Therapeutic Welcome: Mental Health within the Reality Ministries Disability Community

Journal Article Journal of Disability and Religion · January 1, 2023 Discrimination and exclusion have been associated with mental health issues for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This mixed-methods study examines the impact of Reality Ministries (RM), a Christian community center open to all abili ... Full text Cite

Introduction

Chapter · January 1, 2014 Full text Cite

Introduction

Chapter · January 1, 2012 Full text Cite

Article on Gulag Research

Journal Article Encompass · 2012 Cite

Gulag Voices

Book · January 2011 Cite

Why Did He Ruin Our Happiness?: Letter from Franciszka Dul to Her Husband, Stanisław Dul

Chapter · January 1, 2011 The author of the following letter, Franciszka Dul, was probably arrested and sent to a labor camp after the Red Army invasion of Poland in 1939. The envelope records her address in the Akmolinsk oblast in Kazakhstan (Map 1), the site of many penal camps f ... Full text Cite

From Privilege to Exile: Interview with Valeriia Mikhailovna Gerlin

Chapter · January 1, 2011 Valeriia Mikhailovna Gerlin was seven years old when her parents were arrested in 1937. She was an only child. Her father, Mikhail Gorb, was a former Socialist Revolutionary who had participated in terrorist acts in the revolutionary period. He joined the ... Full text Cite

Three Death Certificates but No Grave: Interview with Boris Israelovich/Srul’evich Faifman

Chapter · January 1, 2011 This interview reveals much about life for a child of “ enemies of the people.” Both of Boris Faifman’s parents, Communist believers who chose to emigrate to the USSR, were arrested precisely because of their foreign origins. As was true for many children ... Full text Cite

Bridging Separate Worlds: Interview with Feliks Arkadievich Serebrov

Chapter · January 1, 2011 Feliks Arkadievich Serebrov served four terms in the Soviet forced labor system, two in his youth, for criminal offenses, and two later in life, in connection with his participation in the human rights movement. As a result, he saw more of the Gulag than m ... Full text Cite

Introduction

Chapter · January 1, 2011 The scope of the Gulag—the Soviet system of incarceration and internal exile—is immense yet relatively little known. Millions of people died in the Gulag, and millions more had their lives radically disrupted by arrest, exile, or hard labor in camps or in ... Full text Cite

Fare Thee Well: Excerpts from the Camp Correspondence of Valentin Tikhonovich Muravskii and Rozalia Iosifovna Muravskaia

Chapter · January 1, 2011 Born in 1928, Valentin Tikhonovich Muravskii has a life story that reflects many of the most tragic episodes in twentieth-century Russian history. His father, Tikhon Romanovich Muravskii-Kocherga, a senior inspector for the Leningrad radio broadcasting sys ... Full text Cite

We Will Surely Die: Letter from Irena Grześkowiak to Her Father, Andrzej

Chapter · January 1, 2011 The letter below is one of several hundred contained in the archives of the Anders Army, the Polish army formed in the USSR as a result of the Sikorskii-Maiskii Pact of July 30, 1941. These letters—many of them unopened—were written by Poles deported font ... Full text Cite

Not the Atom Bomb? Interviewing/Filming Gulag Survivors in a Culture of Dangerous Memory

Journal Article Kritika · 2011 An article detailing the intricacies of filming Gulag survivors and the different considerations, given that remembering and telling one's Gulag experiences has been dangerous for over 70 years. Gulag survivors both want and don't want to be filmed; there ... Cite

A Therapeutic Welcome: Mental Health within the Reality Ministries Disability Community

Journal Article Journal of Disability and Religion · January 1, 2023 Discrimination and exclusion have been associated with mental health issues for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This mixed-methods study examines the impact of Reality Ministries (RM), a Christian community center open to all abili ... Full text Cite

Introduction

Chapter · January 1, 2014 Full text Cite

Introduction

Chapter · January 1, 2012 Full text Cite

Article on Gulag Research

Journal Article Encompass · 2012 Cite

Gulag Voices

Book · January 2011 Cite

Why Did He Ruin Our Happiness?: Letter from Franciszka Dul to Her Husband, Stanisław Dul

Chapter · January 1, 2011 The author of the following letter, Franciszka Dul, was probably arrested and sent to a labor camp after the Red Army invasion of Poland in 1939. The envelope records her address in the Akmolinsk oblast in Kazakhstan (Map 1), the site of many penal camps f ... Full text Cite

From Privilege to Exile: Interview with Valeriia Mikhailovna Gerlin

Chapter · January 1, 2011 Valeriia Mikhailovna Gerlin was seven years old when her parents were arrested in 1937. She was an only child. Her father, Mikhail Gorb, was a former Socialist Revolutionary who had participated in terrorist acts in the revolutionary period. He joined the ... Full text Cite

Three Death Certificates but No Grave: Interview with Boris Israelovich/Srul’evich Faifman

Chapter · January 1, 2011 This interview reveals much about life for a child of “ enemies of the people.” Both of Boris Faifman’s parents, Communist believers who chose to emigrate to the USSR, were arrested precisely because of their foreign origins. As was true for many children ... Full text Cite

Bridging Separate Worlds: Interview with Feliks Arkadievich Serebrov

Chapter · January 1, 2011 Feliks Arkadievich Serebrov served four terms in the Soviet forced labor system, two in his youth, for criminal offenses, and two later in life, in connection with his participation in the human rights movement. As a result, he saw more of the Gulag than m ... Full text Cite

Introduction

Chapter · January 1, 2011 The scope of the Gulag—the Soviet system of incarceration and internal exile—is immense yet relatively little known. Millions of people died in the Gulag, and millions more had their lives radically disrupted by arrest, exile, or hard labor in camps or in ... Full text Cite

Fare Thee Well: Excerpts from the Camp Correspondence of Valentin Tikhonovich Muravskii and Rozalia Iosifovna Muravskaia

Chapter · January 1, 2011 Born in 1928, Valentin Tikhonovich Muravskii has a life story that reflects many of the most tragic episodes in twentieth-century Russian history. His father, Tikhon Romanovich Muravskii-Kocherga, a senior inspector for the Leningrad radio broadcasting sys ... Full text Cite

We Will Surely Die: Letter from Irena Grześkowiak to Her Father, Andrzej

Chapter · January 1, 2011 The letter below is one of several hundred contained in the archives of the Anders Army, the Polish army formed in the USSR as a result of the Sikorskii-Maiskii Pact of July 30, 1941. These letters—many of them unopened—were written by Poles deported font ... Full text Cite

Not the Atom Bomb? Interviewing/Filming Gulag Survivors in a Culture of Dangerous Memory

Journal Article Kritika · 2011 An article detailing the intricacies of filming Gulag survivors and the different considerations, given that remembering and telling one's Gulag experiences has been dangerous for over 70 years. Gulag survivors both want and don't want to be filmed; there ... Cite

Foreword

Chapter · December 1, 2010 Full text Cite

“’The doctors said I was normal’: Trauma, the non-narrative, and the Gulag”

Journal Article Slavic Review · 2010 Much trauma theory developed in western contexts argues that it is essential for trauma survivors to compose and share their narratives in a supportive atmosphere. This option was not open to Gulag survivors as they risked rearrest or harm to their familie ... Cite

’Trudno peredat’: Traumatic Memory and the Gulag

Journal Article Gulag Studies · 2009 In this article, I examine issues related to cultural memory, gender, oral history and the Gulag through comparing two very different interviews. One person became the–often military–hero of every story; the other retreated into herself. In close readings ... Cite

"’It’s Hard to Convey’: Oral History and Memories of Gulag Survivors

Chapter · January 2009 This article examines issues of memory through a close reading of two of my oral history interviews with Gulag survivors and also suggests how gender inflects narration and memory in Gulag accounts. While this essay was translated into Finnish, a revision ... Cite

"Solovki"; "Legacy of the Gulag"

Journal Article on-line "Stalin Project" · 2008 Cite

’I Never Talked...’: Enforced Silence, Non-Narrative Memory, and the Gulag

Journal Article Mortality · May 2007 Jehanne Gheith’s essay comes from a larger project of life history interviews with Gulag survivors which she conducted over the course of several years (multiple interviews with each person) in which she explores the Gulag as cultural haunting. The Gulag i ... Cite

Women and gender in 18th-century Russia.

Journal Article RUSSIAN REVIEW · January 2005 Link to item Cite

Finding the middle ground: Krestovskii, Tur, and the power of ambivalence in nineteenth century Russian women's prose

Book · December 1, 2004 Though among the most prominent writers in Russia in the mid nineteenth century, Evgeniia Tur (1815 92) and V. Krestovskii (1820? 89) are now little known. By looking in depth at these writers, their work, and their historical and aesthetic significance, J ... Cite

Evgeniia Tur

Chapter · 2004 Cite

Karolina Pavlova

Journal Article Russian Review · 2002 Cite

Essays on Karolina Pavlova

Journal Article RUSSIAN REVIEW · 2002 Cite

Till My Tale Is Told: Women’s Memoirs of the Gulag

Journal Article Canadian-American Slavic Studies · 2001 Cite

Nadezhda Durova

Chapter · 1999 Cite

N. D. Khvoshchinskaia

Chapter · 1998 Cite

The superfluous man and the necessary woman: A "re-vision"

Journal Article Russian Review · January 1, 1996 Full text Cite

Women in Russian and the Soviet Union

Journal Article Russian Review · April 1994 Cite

Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union

Journal Article Russian Review · April 1994 Full text Cite

Evgeniia Tur

Chapter · 1994 Cite

Reflections on Sibling Grief

Journal Article Epilogue Cite