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Romantic Narrative as a Form of Escapism
Shapinskaia Ekaterina Nikolaevna

Doctor of Philosophy

deputy head of the Expert-Analytical Center for the Development of Education Systems in the Sphere of Culture at Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage of Dmitry Likhachov

107207, Russia, g. Moscow, ul. Ural'skaya, 6, of. Uralskaya

reenash@mail.ru
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Abstract.

The subject of the research is the love narration line what is being viewed by the author of the article from the point of view of its escapistic features. The researcher focuses on kinds of romance fiction (narrative) as a harlequin novel and best-selling novel that created the grounds for the generation of other popular cultural genres such as cinema or TV series. As a result, today's pop culture creates space for the reification of the love narrative in different kinds. The author pays special attention to the peculiarities of the love narrative when it is taken to cyber space which creates new opportunities for escapism. The methodological basis of the research includes modern researches of escapism (by Anthony Giddens, E. Orlova, John Fiske, J. Storey, etc.) and analysis of literary forms from the point of view of their escapistic attribution (Georges Bataille, Ayn Rand) as well as researches of virtual reality (M. Poster and J. Murrey). The novelty of the research is caused by the fact that the love narrative is viewed from the point of view of its development from the harlequin novel of the XIXth century till modern 'cyber-drama'. This creates an opportunity for understanding new forms of culture, in particular, romantic narrative which acquires new forms while retaining its escapistic orientation. The love narrative represents a love concept and a dream about true love in all artistic and cultural environments. The love narrative remains powerful even during the period of drastic transformations of cultural forms in the virtual space which allows to talk about escapism of the love narrative as an essential feature of human life. 

Keywords: everyday life, popular cultura, feminism, author, romance fiction, escapism, narrative, virtual world, postmodernity, cultural form

DOI:

10.7256/2454-0625.2018.11.27916

Article was received:

07-11-2018


Review date:

05-11-2018


Publish date:

25-11-2018


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