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dc.contributor.advisorSandler, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorBerg, Aleksey
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-19T12:43:20Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-19
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.citationBerg, Aleksey. 2013. Russian Poetry in the Marketplace: 1800-1917, and Beyond. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:10972en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11064404
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation explores ways in which poetic utterances actually do speak against the received idea of poetry as an atemporal and unearthly genre and subtly present their own social and economic agendas. I read the canonical and non-canonical texts of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian poetry with an eye for uncovering the economic and social dynamics of these texts, unveiling their intricate and complicated relations to issues of censorship, copyright, professionalization of literature and the literary market, fashion, marital conventions and practices, the transition from gentry-oriented literature to a bourgeois reading public, formation of national identity, imperial conquests, etc. I argue that poetry in the nineteenth century often did engage the relevant issues of the day, just as the novel did, but it was (and is) the dominant mode of reading that prevents us from recognizing the political and economic inventory of verse. I focus on situations of implicit dialogue, where poetic texts respond to or engage the themes and ideas upheld by the novelistic tradition and often promote a very different, or at least an unfamiliar, disposition of forces in society. My dissertation argues for a new practical mode of reading poetry, a mode of reading which goes against the grain of both the existing scholarship on poetry and also the self-imposed vow of being "somewhat stupid," of refusing or being unable to converse about and investigate social, economic, and political realia.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSlavic Languages and Literaturesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectSlavic literatureen_US
dc.subjectmarketen_US
dc.subjectpoetryen_US
dc.subjectsociologyen_US
dc.titleRussian Poetry in the Marketplace: 1800-1917, and Beyonden_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.date.available2013-09-19T12:43:20Z
thesis.degree.date2013en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSlavic Languages and Literaturesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBuckler, Julieen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTodd, Williamen_US


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