All the Russias' Blog

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If you say the word SEELANGS to a Slavist, they will most likely respond by rolling their eyes.

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Formalism and the Future (Part II)

It is unlikely that the category of “art” will ever fully disappear even as the boundary between “art” and “life” grows increasingly muddled.

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Formalism and the Future (Part I)

In the field of Russian literary studies, there has been a recent move towards reviving turn of the century Russian literary theoretical approaches – specifically that of Yuri Tynianov’s formalist predecessor Alexander Veselovsky, whose “historical poetics” approach is currently experiencing something of a renaissance.

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