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Cvasi în direct: evenimentul revoluției române în Istoria lui Mihai Iovănel

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Quasi Live: The Event of the Romanian Revolution in Mihai Iovănel’s History

Abstract: This essay aims to examine several means by which literary historian and critic Mihai Iovănel grounds his synthesis work around the seminal moment of the Romanian revolution. It proceeds by defining two central occurrences of that event throughout the volume – as a temporary marker, useful insofar as it manages to divide more or less arbitrarily a historic period, and as a source for the narratives that would develop in quick response to the brutal transition towards capitalism. The article questions the meaning of the choice to engage the contemporary history starting from the Romanian revolution, while also pointing out the media transformations that this globally televised event brought to the literary field.

Keywords: revolution, television, conspiracy theory, postcommunism, literary history

Citation suggestion: Morozov, Victor. “Cvasi în direct: evenimentul revoluției române în Istoria lui Mihai Iovănel”. Transilvania, no. 7-8 (2021): 133-138. https://doi.org/10.51391/trva.2021.07-08.16.

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