Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 11 business days
When will my order arrive?


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes the role of classical allusions in media as a vehicle for either indoctrination or resistance. She explores how media language reflects cultural beliefs and heritage, and forms social identity and group more

Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 073917844X
  • 9780739178447

About Svitlana Malykhina

Svitlana Malykhina is lecturer in Russian in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of Massachusetts more

Review quote

[T]hose who are interested in the transmission of culture and philosophy through a period of seeming deep break with the past will do well to consider Malykhina's argument that allusions to shared literary canon provide paths for comfortable ideas to continue to shape a nation's thinking. The Russian Review From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin, from Ave Maria to Pussy Riot, Svitlana Malykhina skillfully illustrates how classical allusions are used by Post-Soviet media to fictionalize the social reality by deconstructing the past. Comprehensive, engaging, and deftly written, the book is perfectly suited for readers seeking to make sense of classical allusions in Russian media over the last several decades. -- Artemi Romanov, University of Colorado at Bouldershow more

Table of contents

A Note on Transliteration and Translation Introduction Chapter 1. Review Chapter 2. Method Chapter 3. Media Landscape Chapter 4. Habitus and Identity Chapter 5. New models and old constraints Chapter 6. Allusion in headlines Chapter 7. Onomasitc allusions Chapter 8. Allusions in the articles Chapter 9. Allusions to Russian Classics in the Ukrainian Media Chapter 10. Transgressive language: stiob and stylization Chapter 11. Citizen Poet Project Chapter 12. Citizen Poet allusions Conclusionshow more