Release:2018, Vol. 4. №4
About the authors:Natalia E. Nikonova, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Romance and Germanic Philology, Faculty of Philology, National Research Tomsk State University; firstname.lastname@example.org
This article examines the attitude of Siberian regionalists to the issue of the rights, freedoms, and civil role of women at the edge of the 19th-20th centuries. A brief overview of the study of Siberian regionalism in Russia and abroad is given. The intermediate results of the study of the influence of the foreign literature reception on the life creativity and value orientation of the representatives of the movement are presented. An important structural element of Siberian regionalism, in addition to social activities, was the issue of cultural self-determination of a Siberian resident, which manifests itself at the level of orientation in literary and artistic sphere of the region. The study of Siberian regionalism from the point of view of cultural life-creation is the popular direction of modern humanitarian science in Russia and abroad.
This article relies on the material of previously published Grigory Potanin’s correspondence, as well as his library and personal archive stored in the Research Library of Tomsk State University. These funds are partially described, which provides the research with the necessary novelty introducing previously unpublished material into the scientific circulation. The authors considered the personal attitude of Grigory Potanin to the women’s question, his systemic views on the problem and the ways and means of its implementation, directly related to his fiction reading circle, which gives an understanding of Potanin’s deep involvement in the context of Western European literature.
Preliminary conclusions were drawn that the women’s question is one of the ideas that determined at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries the life-creation of regionalists who became the basis for the formation of the desired behavioral model of the Siberian intellectual. Literary creativity and the circle of reading played a significant role in this process, largely determining the system of recipient’s values.