Publications of Siefert, M.

Siefert M. A History of Soviet Central Television. Vol 37.; 2017. (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television; vol 37).
Siefert M. “Soviet Cinematic Internationalism and Socialist Filmmaking, 1955-1972,”. In: Babiracki P, Jersild A, editors. Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War: Exploring the Second World. London: Palgrave Macmillan; 2016. p. 161-93.
Siefert M. Frank Capra's Far Eastern Horizons. Vol 35.; 2015. (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television ; vol 35; no no. 3 ).
Siefert M. Meeting at a Far Meridian: American-Soviet Cultural Diplomacy on Film in the Early Cold War. In: Babiracki P, Zimmer K, editors. Cold War Crossings: International Travel and Exchange in the Soviet Bloc, 1940s-1960s . College Station, TX: Texas A & M press; 2014. p. 166-209.
Siefert M. Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism. Vol 34.; 2014. (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television; vol 34; no 1).
Siefert M. “East European Cold War Culture(s)? Commonalities, Alterities and Film Industries". In: Lindenberger T, Payk M, Vowinkle A, editors. Cold War Cultures: Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies . New York: Berghahn; 2012. p. 23-54.
Siefert M. East European Cold War Culture(s)? Commonalities, Alterities and Film Industries. In: Lindenberger T, Payk M, Vowinkle A, editors. Cold War Cultures: Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies. New York: Berghahn Books; 2012. p. 23-54.
Siefert M. Co-Producing Cold War Culture: East-West Film-Making and Cultural Diplomacy. In: Romijn P, Scott-Smith G, Segal J, editors. Divided Dreamworlds? The Cultural Cold War East and West. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press; 2012. p. 73-94.
Siefert M. Moscow Prime Time. Vol 5.; 2012. (Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema; vol 5; no 3).
Siefert M. 'Chingis Khan with the Telegraph’: Communications in the Russian and Ottoman Empires. In: Leonhard J, von Hirschhausen U, editors. Comparing Empires: Encounters and Transfers in the Long Nineteenth Century. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht; 2011. p. 80-110.
Siefert M. Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas. Vol 4.; 2010. (Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema ; vol 4; no 3).
Siefert M. Twentieth-century culture, 'Americanization,' and European audiovisual space. In: Jarausch KH, Lindenberger T, editors. Conflicted memories : Europeanizing contemporary histories. Vol 3. New York: Berghahn Books; 2007. p. 164-93. (Studies in contemporary European history; vol 3).
Siefert M. From cold war to wary peace: American culture in the Soviet Union and Russia. In: Stephan A, editor. The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy, and Anti-Americanism After 1945. Berghahn Books; 2007. p. 185-217.
Siefert M. Russian lives, Soviet films: Tchaikovsky, the biopic and the cold war. In: Leinwand zwischen Tauwetter und Frost : der osteuropäische Spiel- und Dokumentarfilm im Kalten Kri. Berlin: Metropol; 2007. p. 133-70.
Siefert M. The Metropolitan Opera in the American century: opera singers, Europe, and cultural politics. The metropolitan opera in the American centuryJournal of Arts Management Law and Society. 2004;33(4):298-315.

The Metropolitan Opera in the American century: opera singers, Europe, and cultural politics

Dressing Room 10 on the 40th Street side of the Metropolitan Opera House is the most unprepossessing chamber. All but airless, it has a decor which is garishly drab and furniture which is barely serviceable.... Yet over the years, this dismal room with its many mirrors has been the silent witness to scenes of hope, triumph, and despair. Here the great singers of the world, the soon-to-be great, and the not-quite great wait before their debuts, trembling in every nerve, straining toward the moment when they can sweep on stage to the triumph that sometimes comes, and more often does not. Through Room 10 this year have paraded that trio of great European divas: The Italian Renata Tebaldi, Victoria de los Angeles of Spain, and Birgit Nilsson, who was born and trained in Sweden. Joining them, for the first time at the Metropolitan, came two Americans of equal rank, Eileen Farrell and Leontyne Price.

Extending the borders of Russian history : essays in honor of Alfred J. Rieber

Thirty-two eminent historians and social scientists cover the last two centuries of Russian history in this rich collection of essays. The range and high quality of the contributions reflect the broadening of social and cultural directions that has characterized 'new history; issues of the Russian borderland, especially Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia, receive a prominent treatment as a key part of Russian and Soviet history. Too, studies in this volume show sensitivity to the multicultural nature of Russian society and culture. Top authority in Russian history, Alfred J. Rieber taught at leading US universities before joining Central European University.

Siefert M. Allies on film : US-USSR filmmakers and the Battle of Russia. In: Extending the borders of Russian history: essays in honor of Alfred J. Rieber. Budapest: CEU Press; 2003. p. 373-400.
Siefert M. Re-mastering the past: musical heritage, sound recording and the nation in Hungary and Russia. In: Szegedy-Maszák M, editor. National heritage – national canon. Vol 11. Budapest: Collegium Budapest; 2001. p. 251-81. (Collegium Budapest workshop series; vol 11).


Introduction to the special issue titled "Technology : culture, politics, aesthetics".

Aesthetics, technology, and the capitalization of culture – How the talking machine became a musical-instrument

This article uses the history of early sound recording technology in the United States between 1878 and 1915 to show how published discourse contributed to the way the talking machine was defined and situated as a commercially viable product. Comparing the published accounts of Edison's phonograph and Berliner's gramophone in popular scientific articles between 1878 and 1896 illustrates that technological advances in sound recording technology take on important cultural meanings. Critical to these meanings is the way in which the technological ''fidelity'' is linguistically transformed into an aesthetic quality, projected and interpreted within demonstrable values of musical culture. Beginning in 1902, the Victor Talking Machine Company, formed to market the gramophone, took advantage of these cultural meanings to claim a technological advantage over Edison's cylinder recorder. Whose voice was recorded became part of the claim to technological superiority. The Victor Company succeeded in capitalizing ''Culture'' by promoting their recordings of opera stars like Enrico Caruso as technologically and culturally faithful to live musical performance and as a democratically available access to a privileged lifestyle. Thus did the Victor Company use a terrier and a tenor to legitimate their talking machine as an American musical instrument.

Siefert M. The audience at home : the early recording industry and the marketing of musical taste. In: Ettema JS, Whitney DC, editors. Audiencemaking : how the media create the audience. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications; 1994. p. 186-214.

Mass culture and perestroika in the Soviet Union

This volume of essays originally published in the Journal of Communication, examines the far-reaching changes that have occurred in the realm of information, communications media, and public debate in the Soviet Union since Gorbachev began implementing his policies of Glasnost. The fifteen articles address these changes with an eye toward their historical precedent, conflicting responses, and chance for survival. Topics covered include: mass culture and the market; youth culture; glasnost, journalism, and the media; and television and perestroika. The book will interest all students of mass communications as well as Sovietologists and historians specializing in modern European history.

Siefert M. "A Second Draft of History,". In: Mass Culture and Perestroika in the Soviet Union. New York: Oxford University Press; 1991. p. 8-12.
Siefert M. Opera. In: International Encyclopedia of Communications . Vol 3. New York: Oxford University Press; 1988. p. 217-22.