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Intertextuality in exile: the fusion of French and Russian language and literature in the works of Gaito Gazdanov

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This thesis considers the works of Gaito Gazdanov (1903-1971) and analyses his engagement with a transnational range of predecessors and contemporaries. In foregrounding Gazdanov’s intertextual practice as a crucial element of his creative process, it demonstrates his deliberate cultivation of a (primarily, but not exclusively) Franco-Russian canon as a means of fashioning an identity as an exilic writer. The method draws flexibly on different theories of intertextuality (Kristeva, Barthes, C...

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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) consortium
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CEELBAS CDT - AHRC PhD studentship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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