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From Orientalism to cultural capital: the myth of Russia in British literature of the 1920s

Soboleva, Olga and Wrenn, Angus (2017) From Orientalism to cultural capital: the myth of Russia in British literature of the 1920s. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ISBN 9783034322034

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Abstract

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» associated with Pierre Bourdieu. Examining the responses of leading literary practitioners who had a significant impact on the institutional transmission of Russian culture, they reassess the mechanics of cultural dialogism, mediation and exchange, casting new light on British perceptions of modernism as a transcultural artistic movement and the ways in which the literary interaction with the myth of Russia shaped and intensified these cultural views.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.peterlang.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Library of Congress subjects > L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Sets: Departments > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 09:48
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 09:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73992

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