Marina Tsvetaeva and the Safic Discourse of women rock-poetry


  • Anton Afanasyev


Palabras clave:

Marina Tsvetaeva, Sapphic discourse, female rock poetry, Diana Arbenina, Svetlana Surganova


This article is devoted to the specifics of the functioning of the Sapphic discourse in Russian female rock poetry during the stage of inculturation. At this stage, Svetlana Surganova, the leader of the rock band “Surganova and Orchestra”, a former participant of the rock band “Night Snipers” did not refuse the lesbian image, but it was not possible to represent it with the methods of queer strategy, relevant for the previous period. For Svetlana Surganova has become relevant cultural code associated with the name of Marina Tsvetaeva. In the methodological aspect, this article continues the attempts of the authors previously undertaken to combine the two methodologies: the methodology for analyzing the rock composition and the methodology for analyzing the female picture of the world, represented in the fictional text. The authors prove that the actualization of Marina Tsvetaeva's image has deep roots, connected not with the system of symbols of the lesbian subculture, but with the peculiarities of the work of the Silver Age poets. Based on the analysis of Svetlana Surganova's texts, the team comes to the conclusion that Marina Tsvetaeva's work attracts transgressive desire and opportunity to violate any prohibitions, go beyond strict limits and boundaries, which generally corresponds to the general attitudes and behaviours adopted in the lesbian subculture.


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Afanasyev, A. (2018). Marina Tsvetaeva and the Safic Discourse of women rock-poetry. Revista San Gregorio, 1(25).