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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown

Prague Linguistic Circle:

An offshoot of the Moscow Linguistic Circle, members of which included Boris Eikhenbaum, Viktor Shklovsky, and Roman Jakobson. When Formalist criticism was suppressed by the Russian government in the early 1930s, Jakobson emigrated to Czechoslovakia and became part of the Prague Linguistic Circle, members of which included Rene Wellek and Jan Mukarovsky. (See also Formalism.)


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