Information abot ex. editor:
Veronika B. Zuseva-Özkan
Veronika B. Zuseva-Özkan, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9537-108X
The book is based on the materials of the International scientific conference “Femininity and Masculinity in the Modernist Culture: Russia and Abroad” (Moscow, IWL RAS, February 14–16, 2023). The authors of the articles examine how in the literature and, more broadly, in the art of modernity the urgent social and psychological changes associated with the ongoing gender change, the expansion of the boundaries of “normative” ideas about femininity, the discovery by women of their own bodies, as well as the limitations of the “standard” male behavior by men, were realized and modeled. The study considers gender problematics in the comparative aspect, female images and their typology in a number of Russian and Western European writers of the era, the representation of the feminine and the masculine in literary criticism and the press, the “women’s question” as a political, social and philosophical problem, the evolution of male images and ideas about masculinity in general. The book is addressed to the literary and cultural scholars, as well as anyone interested in the history of culture, “women’s” and “gender” history.
Keywords: femininity, masculinity, gender, modernity, comparative studies, identity.
Gender Issues in the Comparative Perspective
Nadezhda I. Pavlova. Ellen Wood’s Novel East Lynne in the “English Code” of Anna Karenina
Violetta S. Trofimova. Dialogue Through the Ages: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, and Vera Kryzhanovskaya-Rochester
Ekaterina V. Kuznetsova. “Dance of the Seven Veils” and the New Femininity of Modernity: from Tragedy to Parody
Female Images and Construction of Femininity
Maria V. Mikhailova. “Women’s World” on the Pages of V. Korolenko’s Works
Varvara D. Erechneva. Ideal and Identity in Hermann Hesse’s Novel Demian from Gender Perspective
Gender Issues in Literary Criticism and the Periodicals
“Women’s Question” as a Social, Political and Philosophical Problem
Tatiana S. Matiunina. “Women’s Issue” in the Early Short Stories by Jean Rhys
Yakov D. Chechnev, Yaroslav I. Arov. The Construction of Femininity in the Literary and Philosophical Works of V.V. Rozanov and E.F. Gollerbach
Construction of Masculinity
Svetlana S. Vorontsova. First Love by V. Bryusov and Sanctus Amor by N. Petrovskaya: from Reception to Discussion
Olga R. Demidova. Eduard Limonov’s Autobiographical Saga: The Supermаn’s Confession
Index (comp. A.M. Koroleva)