Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilization

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Peter I. Barta
Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 350 pages
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Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisation considers gender and sexuality in modern Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters look individually at gender and sexuality through history, art, folklore, philosophy or literature, but are also arranged into sections according to the arguments they develop. A number of chapters also consider Russia in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Thematic sections include:
*Gender and Power
*Gender and National Identity
*Sexual Identity and Artistic Impression
*Literary Discourse of Male and Female Sexualities
*Sexuality and Literature in Contemporary Russian Society
 

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Contents

The HomoErotic Paintings of Aleksandr Ivanov
9
The Sartorial Transformation of Women
17
Images of Female Rule in the Eighteenth
33
Nadezhda Durovas Subversive
55
Lowell and Cixous Rewriting Akhmatova
71
Gender Distinctions in Russian Childlore
89
Nikolai Leskov Gender and Russianness
105
Russia and Feminine Passivity
121
The Woman Poets Tatiana
205
Marina Tsvetaeva and Island Variant Eros
221
Dostoevskis HemophiliaHomophobia
239
Sex Religion and Censorship in A Russian Womans Novel of
255
Women and Male Angst in the Fiction of Daniil
279
Sexuality and Literature in Contemporary Russian
293
The Artists Controversial Subject
311
Viktor Erofeevs Russian Beauty
325

Rosalind Polly Gray
163
The Creation of Mania Bashkirtseva
181

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Peter I. Barta is Head of Russian Studies at the University of Surrey, UK.