Russian Futurism has generally been regarded as an expression of utopian daydreaming by young and irrational, artists and writers who harboured unrealistic visions of the future. By examining the political and ideological evolution of the Russian Futurist movement between 1905 and 1930, however, this thesis demonstrates that Futurists had an intricate understanding of the Bolshevik political agenda, and in fact took a very calculated and systematic approach to their contemporary socio-political reality. In combining Marxist philosophy with Italian Futurism, Russia's Futurists devised a unique artistic practice- and made a significant Contribution to the project of forming a Soviet subject.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2013|