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Fruits of Her Plume: Essays on Contemporary Russian Women's Culture: Essays on Contemporary Russian Women's Culture

Helena Goscilo

The 1980s witnessed the ascendency of Russian women in multiple spheres of artistic creation, including literature, film, and painting. This volume may thus be said to engage not only women's artistic production but, indeed, the best and most colourful of recent Russian culture. Treating contemporary Russian women's creativity, it approaches women's texts, films, and canvasses from a range of perspectives, from anti-gendered to feminist. Some of the essays introduce writers not previously well studied, others challenge conventional interpretations and assumptions, while still others yield original viewpoints through novel juxtapositions. In addition to offering insights into the various artists under analysis, the essays map the wide terrain of issues and methodologies proliferating in cultural criticism today, and mirror the diversity that is one of the most appealing features of women's creativity in contemporary Russia.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Sep 30th, 1993
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.69in - 1.27lb
  • EAN: 9781563241253
  • Categories: Russian & SovietGeneralCultural & Ethnic Studies - General

About the Author

Helena Goscilo, currently the Chairwoman of the Slavic Department at the University of Pittsburgh, specializes in Romanticism, contemporary Russian literature and culture, and Slavic women's writing. Her publications include articles on Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoi, Bulgakov, and Tolstaia, as well as Russian and Polish Women's Fiction (University of Tennessee Press, 1985); Balancing Acts (Indiana University Press, 1989; Dell, 1991); Glasnost: An Anthology of Literature (Ardis, 1990}---with Byron Lindsey; The Wild Beach and Other Stories (Ardis, 1992}---also with Lindsey; Skirted Issues: The Discreteness and Indiscretions of Russian Women's Prose (Russian Studies in Literature, Spring 1992); Lives in Transit (Ardis, 1993). She is working on three monographs, devoted respectively to recent women's fiction, Tat'iana Tolstaia, and Liudmila Petrushevskaia.
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