Meta-parody in contemporary Russian media: viewpoint blending behind Dmitry Bykov’s 2009 poem “Infectious”

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The author uses the case of Dmitry Bykov’s “Заразное” (Infectious) to explore metaparody, a genre, which has received very little attention in literary studies and has not been explored from the cognitive poetic perspective so far. The author investigates Bykov’s performance of metaparody as a new Russian hybrid genre event, related to the new Russian ideology of nationalism, as well as the respective Kremlin-sponsored media discourse.

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