«New wine into old wineskins»: the other horizons of frontier studies and performative turn in fantasy between medievalism and traditional poetics
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frontier studies, imagined worlds, fantasy, science fiction, medievalism, mass culture

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1. Кирчанов М. «New wine into old wineskins»: the other horizons of frontier studies and performative turn in fantasy between medievalism and traditional poetics // Journal of Frontier Studies. 2017. № 4. C. 81-109.

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The author of the article analyses the prospects for the development of frontier studies as an interdisciplinary trend in contemporary Humanities. It is assumed that there is not enough space for frontier studies in the contexts of traditional history, sociology, anthropology, ethnology and interdisciplinary approaches. The author believes that studies of really existing political, social and cultural institutions are not enough for further effective and dynamic development of frontier research. The author insists that the interdisciplinary potential of studies of multiple imagined worlds of fantasy and science fiction can provide historians with a significant corpus of texts. Further analysis of the imagined worlds actualizes their frontier character. The author believes that the studies of the imagined medievalism will assist to the development and progress of frontier studies in the contexts of analysis of social, political and economic institutions. An analysis of the imagined medievalism will bring together frontier studies with political, cultural, social and economic histories.

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