The Russian writer Ivan Sergeevič Turgenev (1818-83), who lived in Western Europe (Germany, England, and France) during the second half of his life, is considered the most important mediator between Russia and Europe in the nineteenth century due to his wide and intensive contacts in East and West. The paper aims to trace Turgenev's literary and cultural contacts using the epistemological model of the net and current methods of analyzing social networks on a quantitative and qualitative level. In concrete terms, Turgenev's postal relations from a single year (from June 1868 to May 1869) are presented and evaluated in tabular form and as GEPHI graphs. Beyond the purely quantitative network visualization and viewing, the attempt is made to provide a cultural weighting of the exchange, especially of Turgenev's German contacts. The network-specific weighting of these contacts results in a different emphasis than usual in Turgenev research, which focuses on Turgenev's contacts with important German writers. The qualitative analysis carried out on the basis of the visualization shows that Turgenev's contacts with literary celebrities such as Theodor Storm, Berthold Auerbach, and Paul Heyse proved to be weak ties. In contrast, his relationship with the little-known literary figure Ludwig Pietsch deserves to be called a strong tie. Turgenev's position and agency in the network can be described with Burt as a “broker” attitude.
|Переведенное название||Иван Тургенев как мастер сетевых соединений: Дигитальное куратирование европейских, в особенности немецких литературных контактов автора (на примере его переписки с июня 1868 по май 1869 г.)|
|Журнал||Seminar - A Journal of Germanic Studies|
|Состояние||Опубликовано - авг 2021|
Предметные области Scopus
- Литературоведение и теория литературы