Safeguarding Russian culture as a cultural reality or as a cultural construct? The newsmagazine ‘Illustrated Russia’ and Russian émigré culture in interwar Europe.

01 February 2016 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Humanities and the arts not elsewhere classified
cultural identity newsmagazine Russian culture émigré culture interwar period 20th Century French Russian Language and text analysis Emigration Exile Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia Journal La Russia Illustrée Middlebrow Paris Periodical studies Russia Eastern Europe Western Europe History Art Literary studies
Project description

This project will study the mainstream Russian émigré newsmagazine, Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia (1924-1939), as a test case for the widely accepted idea that interwar Russian émigré culture first and foremost aspired to safeguard ‘truly’ Russian culture and, hence, identity. Does this assumption hold for the émigré culture as a whole or does it relate to high culture alone?