In defense of the Russian langauge. Discussions on linguistic experimentation in literature in the Russian émigré community (1917-1939)

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Literatures in Russian
Russian literature linguistic innovation Russian emigration interwar period philosophy of language literary linguistics avant-garde modernism poetics 20th Century Russian Language and text analysis Berlin Civic poetry Civil war Cultural identity Emigration Émigré culture Exile Interwar Literary criticism Literature Modernity Paris Poetry Prague Prose Russia Russian Revolution Skit Poetov Eastern Europe Western Europe Literary studies History
Project description

The proposed research project seeks to examine why during the interwar period linguistic experiments in Russian literature were perceived negatively by the Russian émigré communities in Europe and were replaced by a general preference for the normative language of the Russian classics of the 19th century. Interdisciplinary in scope, the project builds on literary history, literary linguistics, and philosophy of language.