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Make It… Foreign? The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Jaakooff Prelooker’s The Anglo-Russian

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Duration: 0:22:36 | Added: 05 Apr 2016
Martina Ciceri explores the cosmopolitan aesthetics of Jaakoff Prelooker’s magazine 'The Anglo-Russian' in Late-Victorian England.

At the turn of the 20th century, Russian emigration to Britain fostered cross-cultural encounters, offering an unprecedented opportunity for cosmopolitanism. This paper examines the importance Anglo-Russian exchanges had in Jaakoff Prelooker’s English career. By posing a challenge to hegemonic discourses and traditional narrative, such encounters triggered the negotiation of the cosmopolitan aesthetics of 'The Anglo-Russian' magazine.

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