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By Svitlana Malykhina

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in modern Russian Media builds on a turning out to be physique of labor concerning post-Soviet media tradition over the last, transformative decade. Making feel of the literary allusions in media discourse, Svitlana Malykhina reminds us that allusions can function a main marker of identity—national and cultural—and can also be a manner of negotiating the distance among what needs to be mentioned and what might be banned via censorship. Malykhina provides the adjustments and continuities among rhetoric ideas of Soviet-style media and postcommunist Russian media, settling on the main literary and ancient references in public discourse, that are then picked up by way of the media. The e-book analyzes the political, cultural, and social elements at play within the improvement and growth of those allusions in either authentic and replacement discourses. interpreting the increase of the net, which has remained fully uncensored in Russia, Malykhina finds that the Russian net media started to functionality as replacement mass media. but, the good fortune of the net media has additionally introduced complicated and unintentional effects. Malykhina deals an empirically wealthy exam of traditional classical allusions in media discourse, focusing normally at the rhetorical strategies during which subversive meanings of those references have been generated.

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