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Who Sent The Devil Down To Georgia? An Analysis Of The Causes Of The Russo-Georgian War Of 2008 And Its Effects On Georgian Democracy, Kris Bohnenstiehl 2022 University of Puget Sound

Who Sent The Devil Down To Georgia? An Analysis Of The Causes Of The Russo-Georgian War Of 2008 And Its Effects On Georgian Democracy, Kris Bohnenstiehl

The Commons: Puget Sound Journal of Politics

No abstract provided.


"I Am Not Alive": A Bionian Reading Of Life And Death In Balzac's Le Colonel Chabert And Tynianov's Podporuchik Kizhe, Andres Meraz 2022 Dartmouth College

"I Am Not Alive": A Bionian Reading Of Life And Death In Balzac's Le Colonel Chabert And Tynianov's Podporuchik Kizhe, Andres Meraz

Comparative Literature M.A. Essays

This essay investigates the themes of life and death in Balzac’s novel, Le Colonel Chabert (1832), and Tynianov’s novella, Podporuchik Kizhe (1927). In these works, life and death are as much socio-political and legal constructs as they are organic or ontological states—that is, the chronological, biological beginning and ending of a “life.” In other words, life and death become conceptual spaces into which one may enter, or from which one may be excluded. Additionally, this essay asserts that while the approach taken in one text may to be a kind of conceptual inversion of the approach taken ...


Archetype, Story, And Myth Within Bulgarian Folklore And Black American Music, Wes C. Georgiev 2022 Portland State University Honors College

Archetype, Story, And Myth Within Bulgarian Folklore And Black American Music, Wes C. Georgiev

University Honors Theses

The confluence of several disciplines is explored through the investigation of archetypes, stories, folklore, and myths within the realm of music composition. This research aims to draw fresh conclusions which contend with some of the meanings of being a human. All research is done in conjunction with the creation of a new body of compositions written and arranged for piano, upright bass, and drum set. The academic objective of these pieces is to combine many of the salient characteristics of Bulgarian Folk music with those of Black American music. The supporting research in this essay examines centuries of migration, conflict ...


Russia's Agenda For Ukraine: An Examination Of Putin's Media Propaganda Narratives, Gillian Grace Littleton 2022 University of Mississippi

Russia's Agenda For Ukraine: An Examination Of Putin's Media Propaganda Narratives, Gillian Grace Littleton

Honors Theses

This thesis explores Russian discourse about Ukraine as reflected in Russian popular media since 2014’s Euromaidan Revolution. The thesis provides an overview of Russia’s historic denial of Ukrainian statehood and it argues: Russian historians and politicians have seen Ukraine as a “little-brother” nation to Russia, with a shared Slavic heritage, and that any attempts by Ukrainians to separate themselves from Russia are Western influence movements. The thesis examines three types of mass media in order to demonstrate the interaction between history, politics and popular culture. Chapter 1 explores the public speeches of key Russian political figures including Vladimir ...


Making The Old New: The Recontextualization And Traditionalization Of Tree Spirits In Video Games, Alexandria Ziegler 2022 Utah State University

Making The Old New: The Recontextualization And Traditionalization Of Tree Spirits In Video Games, Alexandria Ziegler

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Folklorists study the active rituals between humans and deities, as well as the inactive participation between them in narrative. However, they do not study the active participation that comes in the form of video games between them, though with shifts in society, this new way of engaging through digital forms is widespread and accessible. In my research, I studied Russian and Japanese tree spirits in a variety of video games to understand this new form of engagement with ancient deities. These video games are Okami, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Black Book, and The Witcher 3: The ...


Constructing A Usable Past In Putin's Russia: St. Alexander Nevsky From Screen To Stone, Caroline Prout 2022 William & Mary

Constructing A Usable Past In Putin's Russia: St. Alexander Nevsky From Screen To Stone, Caroline Prout

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the uses of St. Alexander Nevsky’s iconography in the memory vehicles constructed during the reign of Vladimir Putin to legitimize his political regime. In particular, I am looking at a film invoking St. Alexander Nevsky produced during Putin’s early rule along with a monument dedicated to Nevsky unveiled on the eve of the war against Ukraine. I draw my theoretical framework from the works of Alon Confino, Nina Tumarkin, Stephen Norris, Scott Palmer, and Mariëlle Wijermars. Specifically, I am interested in how political leadership legitimates itself via such memory vehicles as film and monumental ...


I Return My Ticket, Caroline Caldwell 2022 Belmont University

I Return My Ticket, Caroline Caldwell

Honors Scholars Collaborative Projects

This project serves to open up an accessible way to introduce people to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterpiece novel, The Brothers Karamazov. Questions around human nature and the problem of evil are enduring and I have found more peace in the works of Dostoevsky than anywhere else. I know, however, that Russian literature and long novels in general are incredibly intimidating, so I chose to follow in the footsteps of Dave Malloy and his work Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 to create an approachable and engaging avenue to consume Dostoevsky in a more palatable fashion. Knowledge of other ...


In Memoriam, 2022 Brigham Young University

In Memoriam

Russian Language Journal

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Verb Extended Complete 16 Nov 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Verb Extended Complete 16 Nov 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Verb Extended Complete 21 Feb 2022 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Verb Extended Complete 21 Feb 2022 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Creating A Corpus Of All Possible Word-Forms Of Modified Russian Sound Verbs Using Web-Scraping Methodology. Compilation And Adjustment Of Summary Tables For The Future Tense, Imperative, And Gerund Forms. Forms Of “Dual Action”. Experimental Multi-Dimensional Scaling Of Web-Scraping Results., Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Creating A Corpus Of All Possible Word-Forms Of Modified Russian Sound Verbs Using Web-Scraping Methodology. Compilation And Adjustment Of Summary Tables For The Future Tense, Imperative, And Gerund Forms. Forms Of “Dual Action”. Experimental Multi-Dimensional Scaling Of Web-Scraping Results., Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Research Data

Modern Russian dictionaries do not include all possible forms of words. To compile such an index, even for one part of a speech, on paper is not technically feasible. With the appearance of electronic versions of dictionaries, however, for the first time we can try to create an inventory of all possible forms for the lexical-semantic group of Russian sound verbs, using the web-scraping methodology. This project attempts to develop a number of comprehensive tables for the prefixed (semantically modified at the word-formation level) sound verbs and all their forms. A novel, four-position system of numbering the verbal forms to ...


This Land Is Your Land: Andrei Bitov Travels Through The Caucasus, José Vergara 2022 Bryn Mawr College

This Land Is Your Land: Andrei Bitov Travels Through The Caucasus, José Vergara

Russian Faculty Research and Scholarship

The present article examines Andrei Bitov’s Lessons of Armenia (Uroki Аrmenii) and A Georgian Album (Gruzinskii al’bom) as examples of subversive late-Soviet travel writing. While some scholars have noted imperialist tendencies in the two travelogues, I argue that Bitov effectively challenges the colonial perspective. Besides considering the Soviet state’s push for travel writing and tourism while Bitov was writing his texts, the article uses Mary Louise Pratt’s deconstruction of colonialist travel writing as a theoretical framework. Adapting and extending her work, I examine how Bitov consistently deploys and subverts three key devices: mastery of the seen ...


Creation Of A Neural Network For The American Sign Language To Russian Translation App, John T. Simmons 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Creation Of A Neural Network For The American Sign Language To Russian Translation App, John T. Simmons

Capstone Projects

  1. A large population of people utilize American Sign Language for their primary method of communication.
  2. No commercially available product is available for these people for when they need to communicate with speakers of a foreign language.
  3. We must investigate methods to make communication between these two parties easier and more accessible.
  4. By using a neural network to classify images of American Sign Language letters, we can build a service to make translation of American Sign Language into foreign languages possible.


The Development Of The Word-Formation Synthesis Terminology. Distinctive Features Of Terminological System (Using The Material Of Russian Verbs Of Sound), Irina Ivliyeva 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Development Of The Word-Formation Synthesis Terminology. Distinctive Features Of Terminological System (Using The Material Of Russian Verbs Of Sound), Irina Ivliyeva

Faculty Research & Creative Works

The purpose of the study is to present the terminology of word-formation synthesis as an organized system and identify the stages of development of its relevant terms. The scientific novelty of the study resides in the fact that a structured corpus of word-formation synthesis terms with elements of definitional analysis is introduced into scientific usage. As a result, it has been proven that the terminology of word-formation synthesis is a multilevel, hierarchically organized system, and the inventory of units within it changes at different stages of research. The system of modification synthesis terms is examined and tested with and through ...


Once Upon A Time/There Was A Story That Began: Novelty, Endings, And Chronotope In John Barth’S The Tidewater Tales, Zachary K. Gibson 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University

Once Upon A Time/There Was A Story That Began: Novelty, Endings, And Chronotope In John Barth’S The Tidewater Tales, Zachary K. Gibson

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the use of frame tales, genre blending, multi-voiced narration, and circular structure in John Barth’s 1987 novel, The Tidewater Tales. It tracks the isomorphy of Barth’s general aesthetic project, set forth in his essays, “The Literature of Exhaustion,” “The Literature of Replenishment,” and “Very Like an Elephant: Reality Versus Realism,” onto the theoretical aesthetics of Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin. Both Barth and Bakhtin praise the novel its omnivorous capability to accommodate, and juxtaposes conflicting genres against one another; they each see the novelist as an “arranger” or “orchestrator,” who reassembles pre-existing forms to make them ...


Visual Displays In Space Station Culture: An Archaeological Analysis, Justin St. P. Walsh, Alice C. Gorman, Wendy Salmond 2021 Chapman University

Visual Displays In Space Station Culture: An Archaeological Analysis, Justin St. P. Walsh, Alice C. Gorman, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Articles and Research

We offer an archaeological analysis of the visual display of “space heroes” and Orthodox icons in the Russian Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS). This study is the first systematic investigation of material culture at a site in space. The ISS has now been continuously inhabited for 20 years. Here, focusing on the period 2000–2014, we use historic imagery from NASA archives to track the changing presence of 78 different items in a single zone. We also explore how ideas about which items are appropriate for display and where to display them originated in earlier Soviet and ...


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