Information about the author:
Aleksandra V. Eliseeva, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Chair for Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Baltic State Technical University “Voenmeh” D.F. Ustinov, 1st Krasnoarmeyskaya 1, 190005 St. Petersburg, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6911-1927
The article deals with the problem of collective identity in Germanspeaking prosaic texts created by immigrants from the USSR. The analysis regards four books — V. Kaminer’s Russendisko, My White Nights by L. Gorelik, All Russians Love Birch Trees by O. Grjasnowa and Maybe Esther by K. Petrowskaja. The methodological basis of the analysis is the theory of collective identity in modern culture studies; methods of comparative and intertextual research are also used. It is shown that all the texts under consideration manifest a tendency to reject a definitive and unambiguous correlation with any community, their characters emphasize the individuality of the subject receiving various cultural and historical experiences, they also accent the liminality of their mind.