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Les oubliées de l’histoire littéraire russe – pour un xixe siècle au féminin

Abstract : The literary histories of the Russian “great century,” the nineteenth century, have a museographic and patrimonial character, which gives full meaning to Roland Barthes’s reflection on literary historiography as a “ succession of single men.” However, the exclusion of women from the “ national narrative” that is Russian literary historiography is a real anomaly, because it corresponds neither to the reality of writing and publishing practices, nor to that of reading practices. Conceived at the crossroads of historiography (how it develops), literature (the manufacture of classics) and gender studies or women’s studies, this article attempts to understand the mechanisms of “invisibilisation” (or the “Matilda effect”) whose female writers of “the great Russian century” were victims. We will also look at two “case studies:” that of Anna Bunina, who was the first author to exist professionally in the Russian public literary space in the early nineteenth century, and that of Ekaterina Kniazhnina, the first woman to whom were opened the ways of publishing in Russia in 1759.
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Catherine Géry. Les oubliées de l’histoire littéraire russe – pour un xixe siècle au féminin. Slovo, Presses de l’INALCO, 2020. ⟨hal-02485202⟩

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