Safeguarding Russian culture as a cultural reality or as a cultural construct? The newsmagazine ‘Illustrated Russia’ and Russian émigré culture in interwar Europe

Principal Investigator
Researcher(s)
Keywords
émigré culture
Paris
La Russie illustrée
Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia
Russia
journal
newsmagazine
periodical studies
interwar period
emigration
exile
cultural identity
middlebrow culture
Duration
2016 - 2020
Funding
BOF

This project studies the mainstream Russian émigré newsmagazine, Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia (1924-1939), as a test case for the widely accepted idea that interwar Russian émigré culture first and foremost aspired to safeguard ‘truly’ Russian culture and, hence, identity. Does this assumption hold for the émigré culture as a whole or does it relate to high culture alone?