Writing the past in exile. The interwar Russian émigré historical novel (1917-1939).

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Russian emigration émigré culture interwar period historical novel exile 19th Century English Russian Language and text analysis Cultural history Cultural identity Cultural memory Cultural trauma Emigration Russian literature Literary studies Area studies History
Project description

This project aims to study the interwar Russian émigré historical novel, i.e. the phenomenon itself and its relation to other realizations of the Russian and European historical novel. The focus lies on what historical facts the émigré historical novel selects as a topic and how it represents and interprets those. The specific circumstances, exile, suggests a peculiar approach to history.