By Svitlana Malykhina
Renaissance of Classical Allusions in modern Russian Media builds on a starting 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 chief marker of identity—national and cultural—and can also be a fashion of negotiating the distance among what should be suggested and what could be banned through censorship. Malykhina offers the adjustments and continuities among rhetoric innovations of Soviet-style media and postcommunist Russian media, picking the most important literary and historic references in public discourse, that are then picked up by way of the media. The booklet analyzes the political, cultural, and social components at play within the improvement and enlargement of those allusions in either reputable and replacement discourses. analyzing the increase of the web, which has remained utterly uncensored in Russia, Malykhina finds that the Russian net media started to functionality as substitute mass media. but, the luck of the web media has additionally introduced advanced and unintentional effects. Malykhina bargains an empirically wealthy exam of traditional classical allusions in media discourse, focusing regularly at the rhetorical innovations through which subversive meanings of those references have been generated.