Tatiana Karpova's Presentation "Construction and Mythologization of Urban Space in Alfred Deblin's novel Berlin, Alexanderplatz"
On May 21, 2021, within the framework of the seminar "Dialogue between Russia and Europe: the View of Young Researchers" of the IL for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, a report was made by Tatyana Karpova, research assistant of the laboratory
The report covered the ways of creating and describing the urban text used by A. Deblin. On the example of excerpts from the text and using a structural-semiotic approach, the speaker traced how Deblin creates the modern myth of Berlin, based on biblical and mythological stories. An analysis of these references in accordance with the places of the text associated with them, as well as reflection on the meaning of the technique of literary montage, led to the conclusion that the modern metropolis is the focus of all kinds of vices and sins, and Berlin is a city on the eve of the Apocalypse.
Watch the video on the YouTube channel of the laboratory.