Urban Semiotics in Retro-Detective Prose: a Tour of the 19th Century Moscow
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- urban semiotics; retro-detective prose; cross-genre studies; cultural knowledge; 19th century Moscow
The paper discusses the importance of retro-detective prose in gaining cultural knowledge, and focuses on the problem of the nature of the retro component which may be represented by various realities, like gourmet dishes, elements of clothing, personal names, place names, holidays, etc. Structurally, the article falls into three main parts, each of which focuses on a certain aspect of the problem in the question, namely: 1) brings to the surface the importance of cross-genre studies, and reveals the specificity of the detective genre; 2) describes the retro component as an element that penetrates the whole kind of semiotic spaces, and is conspicuous for being multidimensional and capable of uniting different genres; 3) considers examples of how the urban code of 19th century Moscow serves to create the retro component. All in all, the article thoroughly considers the advantages of retro-detective prose as a special kind of writing that not only gives pleasure, excites intellect and provides cultural information but links different semiotic.
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TY - CONF AU - Innara Guseynova AU - Elena Kosichenko AU - Alexey Gorozhanov PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Urban Semiotics in Retro-Detective Prose: a Tour of the 19th Century Moscow BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Practical Conference "The Individual and Society in the Modern Geopolitical Environment" (ISMGE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 226 EP - 231 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ismge-19.2019.44 DO - 10.2991/ismge-19.2019.44 ID - Guseynova2019/07 ER -