Whether at the level of culture, society or biography, the study of conversions opens the way to profound reflections about questions of identity, cultural ruptures, and continuity. The awareness of former conversions and the possible «convertibility» of one’s own ideological, spiritual or social stance has been among the central traits of Russian intellectual culture during the last two centuries.
About the author
JENS HERLTH is Professor of Slavic Literatures at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). CHRISTIAN ZEHNDER is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
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