The Modernist Masquerade: Stylizing Life, Literature, and Costumes in Russia

The Modernist Masquerade: Stylizing Life, Literature, and Costumes in Russia

by Colleen McQuillen

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ISBN-13: 9780299296131
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Colleen McQuillen is assistant professor in the Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations                 Acknowledgments                  A Note on Transliteration and Abbreviations                          Introduction: Masquerades in Russia: Historical Experience and Literary Representation                 Part I: Imitation and Stylization 1 The Travestied Masquerade: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Demonism               2 The Political Masquerade: Impersonation, National Identity, and Sovereign Power                      3 The Gender Masquerade: Constructions of Feminine Identity                     Part II: Costume Design and Theatricality 4 Figurative Costumes: Metaphors in Text and Textile                     5 Character Costumes: Cultural Memory and the Philological Masquerade              6 Avant-Garde Costumes: Estranging Practices of Masquerade                                7 Revealing Costumes: Bared Bodies on Stage                         Conclusion: The Early Soviet Masquerade                  Notes              Bibliography               Index

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