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in Russian and East European Studies

Evgeny Soshkin

Evgeniy Soshkins photo EvgenySoshkin has been working on a dissertation that suggests a new approach to the studies of the intertextual poetics of OsipMandelshtam. In this research numerous "enigmas" incorporated into Mandelshtam's poems and intended to be solved using his own texts or texts by other authors, are not being analyzed in isolation from one another but rather as a whole within each single text. According to the central assumption of the dissertation the solved enigmas in their entirety point to a hidden metaphoric structure called a hypotext. The scholar aims at finding the common basis for all the hypotexts found in Mandelshtam's poetry of the 1930s.