Poetic Canons, Cultural Memory and Russian National Identity after 1991

Katharine Hodgson, Alexandra Smith

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

The book explores Russian identity construction through literature. It focuses on the emergence of different poetic canons after 1991 and links them to contemporary debates about cultural memory in Russia. It locates Russian national identity between triumphant and traumatic memory. The book contains 7 chapters that discuss such topics as: war poetry; village poets; gulag poetry; religious and elegiac poetry; the Pushkin myth in new contexts; and the use of parody in the formation of new canons. It includes 3 chapters written by Katharine Hodgson and 4 chapters written by Alexandra Smith as well as co-authored Introduction and Conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages520
ISBN (Electronic)9781787079137
ISBN (Print)9781787079021
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameRussian Transformations: Literature, Culture and Ideas
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Print)1662-2545

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Russian poetry
  • cultural memory
  • national identity
  • post-Soviet literature


Dive into the research topics of 'Poetic Canons, Cultural Memory and Russian National Identity after 1991'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this