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Publication details for Prof Mikhail Epstein

Epstein, Mikhail (1995). The Origins and Meaning of Russian Postmodernism. In Re-entering the Sign: Articulating New Russian Culture. Berry, Ellen & Miller-Pogacar, Anesa Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. 25-47.
  • Publication type: Chapter in book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 978-0472082773

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Abstract

Re- Entering the Sign brings together an array of perspectives from contemporary Russian scholars and artists on the radical cultural changes that have accompanied the collapse of familiar social, political, and economic structures in the former Soviet Union. The essays and artistic manifestoes offer a variety of responses to the intense cultural questioning that resulted from a remarkable historical period as former Soviet society reentered both its own historical conversations as well as larger global discussions about culture.

The collection was conceived at an international conference on language and the arts, "Language, Consciousness, and Society," whose organizers aimed to initiate dialogue within an international community of scholars and artists, to open a public arena for the confluence of new voices, including native voices long denied open access to the public sphere in their own country. The concerns raised in these essays continue to provoke debate in contemporary Russian culture.

Notes

Also published in the same volume "A Catalog of the New Poetries", pp 208-211.