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Transnational identities in diaspora writing: The narratives of Vasily Yanovsky

Rubins, M; (2014) Transnational identities in diaspora writing: The narratives of Vasily Yanovsky. Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies , 73 (1) pp. 62-84. 10.5612/slavicreview.73.1.0062. Green open access

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Abstract

Focusing on Vasily Yanovsky's prose fiction as a specific case study, this article sets modernist narratives informed by exile, dislocation, and migration in dialogue with the evolving theory of transnationalism. By engaging with the hybrid, cross-cultural nature of diaspora writing, this research challenges conventional, mono-national classifications based on the author's language and origin. Yanovsky's key texts transcending a range of boundaries (between Russian and English, fiction and nonfiction, Russian spirituality and western thought, science and fantasy) are brought to bear to demonstrate that language can be a matter of a writer's personal aesthetic choice, rather than a fixed marker of his appurtenance to a national canon. This article also argues for transnational identity as an intellectual and emotional, and thus translatable, affiliation, formed across national fault lines and cultural traditions.

Type: Article
Title: Transnational identities in diaspora writing: The narratives of Vasily Yanovsky
Location: USA
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5612/slavicreview.73.1.0062
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5612/slavicreview.73.1.0062
Language: English
Additional information: © Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Uploaded with the permission of the publisher
Keywords: Russian emigre prose, Transnationalism, Bilingualism
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1402047
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