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Title: Debates on Form in Russian Studies of Language and Art (1915-1929): Theoretical and Institutional Dynamic
Author: Radunovic, Dusan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3504 3324
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2007
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The thesis Debates on Form in Russian Studies of Langua!!e and Ali (1915-1929): Theoretical and Institutional Dynamic seeks to unearth and interpret the complex nexus between social and cognitive trends in Russian humanities in the period between 1915 and 1930. Its principal objective is to reassess the cliched scholalry perception of the period, which fosters the mirage that intellectual production in Soviet Russia was chiefly or exclusively located in the so-called 'unofficial, sphere': the official circles are in this equation mled out as ideologically opportunistic and intellectually fmitless. In contrast to such intellectual remnants of the Cold War era, my research, relying in this significantly on the archives that have recently been made accessible, aims to demonstrate that the Russian intellectual milieu of the period was characterized by a high degree of social, and especially intellectual mobility. In an attempt to provide a comprehensive account of this multi-directional dynamic, I closely examine the intellectual exchange between three main theory groups (socially organized intellectual orientations): Academic FOlTIlalism (the group around Gustav Shpet, principally affiliated with the State Academy for Research in Art/GAKhN), Russian FOlTIlalism (OPOIaZ, State Institute of the Arts History), and the Bakhtin Circle. (without principal institutional aegis). The social factor played a significant role in providing a verification for these theoretical orientations, which led to the marginalization of the practice of the Bakhtin Circle. However, and this is my final point about the socio-intellectual dynamic of the Russian 1920s, the Bakhtin Circle employed a series of both extrinsic. and intrinsic strategies for overcoming the role of a dominated agent. This intersection of social and cognitive dynamics between three theory groups provides the principal framework for reevaluated map of the Russian humanities of the 1920s.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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