Discusses the ways Stalinist socialist realist fiction, and in particular, Nikolai Ostrovskii's "How the Steel Was Tempered," articulates the dominant fiction of Stalinism: that is, the relationship between heroism, male subjectivity, power and bodily integrity. Use of contemporary critical theory as a well as postmodern post-Soviet literature and film; Discussion on two models of exemplary masculinity; Purpose of bodily mutilation in Stalinist texts; Mechanisms of power and pleasure at work in socialist realist texts that reflect the cultural fantasy of Stalinism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2004|
- SOVIET Union
- POLITICS in literature
- POLITICS in motion pictures
- SOCIALISM in literature