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L'identité culturelle d'Ivan Tourgueniev : entre la Russie et la France

Abstract : The purpose of this dissertation is to define the influence exerted by prolonged contacts with foreign cultures on Ivan Turgenev’s cultural identity. Turgenev was born and raised in early 19th century Russia, enjoying an education that was in line with the spirit of the time, where foreign culture and language held great importance. As Ivan Turgenev was building his initial cultural identity, Russian society as a whole had only just started gaining consciousness of its own national genuineness. Later in his life, the writer realized the extent of the gap between his own multicultural identity and his homeland’s wish to affirm its “Russianness”. As a consequence of the numerous political and social events that took place in 19th century Europe and Russia, Turgenev travelled extensively and finally chose to settle in Europe, first in Germany, then in France. The plurality of his cultural identity was profoundly deepened as a result.Throughout this dissertation and based on his writings, the variations in Turgenev’s image of the Others and in his Sense of Belonging, shall allow us to closely follow the changes in the writer’s cultural identity, step by step and at various stages in his life.
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Olga Gortchanina. L'identité culturelle d'Ivan Tourgueniev : entre la Russie et la France. Littératures. Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014LIL30017⟩. ⟨tel-01158978⟩

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