From Orientalism to Cultural Capital : The Myth of Russia in British Literature of the 1920s Paperback / softback
From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century.
The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of "cultural capital" associated with Pierre Bourdieu.
Examining the responses of leading literary practitioners who had a significant impact on the institutional transmission of Russian culture, they reassess the mechanics of cultural dialogism, mediation and exchange, casting new light on British perceptions of modernism as a transcultural artistic movement and the ways in which the literary interaction with the myth of Russia shaped and intensified these cultural views.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 338 pages, 8 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
- Publication Date: 03/04/2017
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9783034322034