Montage in Russian Imaginism : Poetry, Theatre and Theory

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Huttunen , T 2013 , ' Montage in Russian Imaginism : Poetry, Theatre and Theory ' , Sign Systems Studies , vol. 41 , no. 2/3 , pp. 219-229 .

Title: Montage in Russian Imaginism : Poetry, Theatre and Theory
Author: Huttunen, Tomi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages 2010-2017
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Sign Systems Studies
ISSN: 1406-4243
Abstract: The article discusses the concept of montage as used by the Russian Imaginist poetic group: the montage principle in their poetry, theoretical writings and theatre articles. The leading Imaginist figures Vadim Shershenevich and Anatolij Mariengof were active both in theorizing and practising montage in their oeuvre at the beginning of the 1920s. Shershenevich's application of the principle in poetry was called "image catalogue", a radical poetic experiment in the spirit of both Walt Whitman and Sergei Eisenstein. Mariengof's main contribution to the montage poetics was his first fictional novel The Cynics (1928). The article also discusses the Imaginists' writings on the essence of theatre as an autonomous art form - Shershenevich's activity in the OGT (Experimental Heroic Theatre) and Mariengof's participation in the work of the MKT (Moscow Kamerny Theatre).
Subject: 6122 Literature studies
Russian literature
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

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