Avant-garde and ideology

Nina Gur'Ianova*

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In this paper the role of "ideology" in the Russian Avant-Garde is examined in its historical development. Within this period two phases can be distinguished, running parallel to socio-political events. The author demonstrates the difference between the two by contrasting two key texts, Shklovskii's 'Art as Device' and its central concept of "ostranenie", and Eisenstein's discussion of the principle of "montage of attractions".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-402
Number of pages38
JournalRussian Literature
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010


  • Avant-Garde
  • Eisenstein
  • Ideology
  • Shklovskii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory


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