Slavic Studies

Maria Andrianova: The Sixtiers in Leningrad and their dialogue with contemporaries (in Russian)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Logo_Andrianova

(in Russian language)
Despite its brevity, the era of the Khrushchev thaw has become a significant milestone in the history of Soviet literature. The weakening of the political pressure on intellectuals led to a cultural enlivenment yielding rich fruits in literature. Yet commonly, when referring to the “sixtiers”, literary scientists mean primarily Moscow-based writers and poets,

[continue reading…]



Alla Tatarenko: Russian formalism and poetic roots of postmodernism (the example of Serbian literature) (in Russian)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Logo_Tatarenko

(in Russian language)
Serbian literature of the second half of the 20th century offers a paramount example of a coherent postmodernism manifesting itself in a most consistent way. One of the main characteristics of the Serbian postmodernism noticeable at all stages of its development is the influence of theoretical thoughts of the Russian formalist school. In

[continue reading…]



Eelco Runia: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and the Theory of History

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Logo_Runia

Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace provides not only a comprehensive account of the events that took part during the Napoleonic wars, it is also a place where Tolstoy intensely reflects on the way historicists deal with history. Eelco Runia traces the paths of both the novel’s structure and Tolstoy’s argumentation in order to

[continue reading…]



Vladimir Biti: Victim narratives as founding myths (in German)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Logo_Biti

(in German language)
Victim narratives are inherent components of many founding myths. By playing the role as catalysts of solidarity and unity of human communities they have an important function in the process of collective, especially national, identity formation. How do they fulfil their cultural function in literature? How do they change a given historical reality

[continue reading…]



Aage A. Hansen-Löve: Some literary moments of silence (in German)

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Logo_HL

(in German language)
The inexpressible, the taboo, the mysterious undoubtedly belong toliteratureandart, andnot justsince modernism. But what lies behindthevoidsandomissions? Isthe artisticabstinencejust speechlessness or is it an“eloquent” silencewithits own peculiar semantics? Let AageHansen-Löve take you along to an entertainingjourney through thewhitespaces of(notonlyRussian) literature and art.
Prof. Dr. Aage Hansen-Löve is professor emeritus of Slavic philology at Ludwig Maximilian

[continue reading…]