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Images fixes – Images animées ˸ les expériences communicables de l’exil russe en France (1920 – 1939)

Abstract : This thesis proposes to explore different representations of Russia through the figure of the Russian emigrant in the film and press cartoons published in France in the inter-war period. First of all, it discusses Russia in exile, a mosaic Russia which contains numerous ethnicities hailing from various locations of the former Russian Empire. These ethnicities thus comprise a large palette of social features (from aristocrats and notable people to those without any titles or professions), professional ones (artists, politicians, military men, workers), political ones (monarchists, liberals, socialist revolutionaries, anarchists), religious, educational and cultural ones. We are therefore interested in the ways that this Russia in exile is perceived and represented by the artists who are nostalgic of their past, emigrant caricaturists and film-makers, as well as French film directors who were passionate about Orientalism and the subsequent “Russian fashion”. Secondly, we capture the ways in which the emigrant artists deal with Soviet Russia, namely the Bolshevik leaders, ordinary Soviet people and their everyday lives. We also look at the notion of communicable experience, which is employed by Walter Benjamin, and different ways in which the life in exile could be communicated both to the emigrant public and to the French one.
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Kateryna Lobodenko. Images fixes – Images animées ˸ les expériences communicables de l’exil russe en France (1920 – 1939). Art et histoire de l'art. Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019PA030053⟩. ⟨tel-02866084v2⟩

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