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Title: 'The loathsome tint of social intent' : ideology and aesthetics in the work of Vladimir Nabokov, 1926-1939
Author: Dematagoda, Udith Haritha
ISNI:       0000 0004 5921 9947
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis is dedicated to the proposition that ideology is a spectrum through which the work of Vladimir Nabokov has not previously been considered. It is the first unambiguous attempt at a reading which foregrounds questions of politics and ideology, and one which does not conform to the intentional narrative of the author’s self-designated political provenance. In this sense, it represents an original contribution to the field. The work of Louis Althusser, in addition to other critics under the aegis of Marxist criticism such as Pierre Macherey and Fredric Jameson, are used to interrogate issues of ideology in Nabokov’s early career; a period between 1926-1939 which coincides with the publication of his first Russian novel to the completion of his first in English.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature ; PR English literature