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Sidney Monas
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)

The Myth of St. Petersburg

In a number of the greatest works of Russian literature of the 19th and early 20th century, the city of St. Petersburg acts as a theme of such distinctive force as to allow one to speak of it as a myth, which becomes in its own right a shaping influence on the minds of writers and the expectations of their readers. The study consists of relating the myth to its literary as well as experiential-historical sources.

Project fields:
Russian History; Russian Literature; Urban Studies

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$18,000 (approved)
$18,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1973 – 9/30/1974