Projet de recherche "La langue française en Russie" (Université de Bristol, 2011- 2014)
2013-05-13

Financé par "the Arts and Humanities Research Council" (AHRC) au profit de l'Université de Bristol (Grande-Bretagne), le projet "The History of the French language in Russia" a commencé en août 2011 et se terminera en juillet 2014.

L'équipe de projet a pour objectif d'étudier non seulement l'impact de la langue française sur la langue russe, mais aussi sur les attitudes sociales et politiques des Russes eux-mêmes et sur la formation de leur identité nationale.

Une première série de documents des XVIIIème et XIXéme siècles, accompagnés d'introduction, en langue anglaise, est publiée :

- Teaching and learning French in the early eighteenth century: Ivan Shcherbatov's letters to his French teacher,
- French in Russian diplomacy: Antiokh Kantemir's address to King George II and his diplomatic and other correspondence,
- French in public education in eighteenth-century Russia: the case of the Cadet Corps,
- Translation and propaganda in the mid-eighteenth century: -French versions of Sumarokov's tragedy Sinav and Truvor,
- French in the education of the nobility: Mikhail Shcherbatov's letters to his son Dmitrii,
- Noble sociability in French: romances in Princess Natalia Kurakina's album,
- Family correspondence in the Russian nobility: letters from Georges and Alexandre Meyendorff to their mother (1815-18),
- Foreign languages and noble sociability: documents from Russian Masonic lodges,
- French in the nineteenth-century Russian salon: Fiodor Rostopchin's 'memoirs',
- Ego-writing in French: the diary of Anastasiia Iakushkina
- Family correspondence in the Russian nobility: a letter of 1847 from Valerii Levashov to his cousin, Ivan D. Iakushkin,
- Xenophobia in French: Count Andrei Rostopchin's reflections in the catalogue of his library.

Ces documents, et leurs introductions, sont accessibles à l'adresse

[URL : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/french-in-russia],

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