"Reading" Fashion in A. Pushkin's Eugene Onegin: Word as Image in 1820s Imperial Russia


"Reading" Fashion in A. Pushkin's Eugene Onegin: Word as Image in 1820s Imperial Russia


The importance of fashion in XIX Century Russian Literature, with referene to Eugene Onegin. 


Images to match citations, revealing the significance of evolving Russian fashion during the period of Eugene Onegin. 


Elizabeth LaFave



Bernstein, Aline. Masterpieces of Women's Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2001.

Efimova, L. V., and T. S. Aleshina. Russian Elegance: Country and City Fashion from the 15th to the Early 20th Century. London: Vivays Pub., 2011.

Hahn, H. Scenes of Parisian Modernity. New York: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2016.

Hiner, Susan. Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Perrot, Philippe. Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Pushkin, Alexander. Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford's World's Classics). Translated with an Introduction and Notes by James E. Falen. NY: Oxford University Press, 2009. 

Ribeiro, Aileen. The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France, 1750-1820. London: Yale University Press, 1995.

Salmond, Wendy R., et al. Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsars painter in America and Paris. Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 2015.

Takeda, Sharon Sadako., et al. Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2016.



Кирсанова Р. М. Костюм в русской художественной культуре. М.: Большая Советская Энциклопедия, 1995.

Лотман Ю. М. Роман А. С. Пушкина “Евгений Онегин”: Комментарий // Лотман Ю. М. Пушкин: Биография писателя; Статьи и заметки, 1960-1990; “Евгений Онегин”: Комментарий. - СПб.: Искусство-СПб, 1995. С. 472-762.

Лотман, Юрий. Беседы о русской культуре. СПб.: Искусство-СПб, 1994. 

Русская культура. М.: Белый город, 1995.

Пушкин А. С. “Евгений Онегин”// А. С. Пушкин. Полное собрание сочинений в 10 тт. Издание третье. М.: Наука. Т. 4. С. 6-213; 581-608.



Spring 2016


Permission to use images, from the Middleton album and exhibit, granted by Angie Dodson of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden.



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