Solidarita Housing Estate In Its European Context, 2017 Iowa State University
Solidarita Housing Estate In Its European Context, Kimberly E. Zarecor
Kimberly E. Zarecor
Europe just after World War II was a damaged environment. Many of its cities had been devastated and people suffered tremendously across the continent. Millions were dead, millions displaced or sick, and millions more were being forcibly relocated to new territories during waves of expulsions. According to United Nations figures, more than 8.8 million housing units had been destroyed in eighteen European countries during the war; at least another 5.6 million units were uninhabitable. This represented one out of every nine units extant in 1939.2 By 1947, the Cold War was underway as the United States and ...
Tragedies Of The Holodomor: Give Me Bread Or Give Me Freedom, 2017 University of Washington
Tragedies Of The Holodomor: Give Me Bread Or Give Me Freedom, David Kirichenko
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship
To effectively analyze the dimensions of the Holodomor, this research paper provides the historical overview of the Ukrainian state and nationalist developments. The overview shows the rise of Ukrainian nationalism and later, the problem that it would pose for Soviet leaders. Besieged by national tragedies and centuries of conflict, the Ukrainian people had emerged as the Ukrainian People’s Republic and embraced independence during the chaos of WWI. The Ukrainian government would lose to the Soviet Union and be incorporated as part of the Soviet Socialist Republic. Once Stalin consolidated power, he sought to industrialize the Soviet Union. However, since ...
Around Sonja: On The First Russian Translation, 2017 Marshall University
Around Sonja: On The First Russian Translation, Victor Fet
The first Russian translation of Wonderland was published anonymously in 1879 as Sonja v tsarstvie diva (Sonja in a Kingdom of Wonder, hereinafter referred to as Sonja).1 Deep Victorian mysteries surround it. Its translator remains unknown—but a hint from Lewis Carroll himself leads one to Russian aristocrats, patrons of the arts, and famous writers. Its readership is undocumented, but the faces of children who most likely first read this book are still well known in Russia today, having been painted by the most famous nineteenth-century Russian artists. Further, as one looks carefully at the text itself, one finds ...
Nabokov's Silverfish, 2017 Marshall University
Nabokov's Silverfish, Victor Fet
I discuss silverfish, of Lepisma—a strange insect that crawls through many of Nabokov’s pages.
Beheading First: On Nabokov's Translation Of Lewis Carroll, 2017 Marshall University
Beheading First: On Nabokov's Translation Of Lewis Carroll, Victor Fet
Anya v Strane chudes, young Nabokov’s 1923 Russian translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, contains an intentionally shifted statement “beheading first, sentence later” compared to Lewis Carroll’s “sentence first, verdict later”. The shift is fitting for the 1920s children émigré audience.
An Anti-Locust Campaign In Nabokov (And Pushkin), 2017 Marshall University
An Anti-Locust Campaign In Nabokov (And Pushkin), Victor Fet
Pushkin’s non-apocryphal anti-locust campaign is reflected in Nabokov’s unpublished sequel to The Gift.
Notes On Eryx, Omega, And Ata, 2017 Marshall University
Notes On Eryx, Omega, And Ata, Victor Fet
Observations on several Nabokov’s works (Pale Fire, Lolita) where geographic or zoological names provide sources for puns and hidden parallels.
The Cultural Politics Of Eurovision: A Case Study Of Ukraine’S Invasion In 2014 Against Their Eurovision Win In 2016, 2017 Brigham Young University
The Cultural Politics Of Eurovision: A Case Study Of Ukraine’S Invasion In 2014 Against Their Eurovision Win In 2016, Jordana L. Cashman
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union
Politics is officially banned from Eurovision, and songs that are too political can be prevented from being performed. However, the complete separation of culture and politics is impossible, and cultural performances often carry both indirect and explicit political messages. Eurovision is no exception. Established in 1956, the cultural-political goal of the contest was to unite European countries after the devastation of WWII, and it is one of the hallmarks of the cultural and political integration Europe has pursued since the founding of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951. Now, since contestants are based on members of the European ...
Ohrid Literary School In The Period Of Tzar Samoil And The Beginnings Of The Russian Church Literature, 2017 Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Ohrid Literary School In The Period Of Tzar Samoil And The Beginnings Of The Russian Church Literature, Gjorgi Pop-Atanasov
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe
The article is concerned with the role of St. Clement’s Church in the preservation and the spread of Cyril and Methodius’s literary tradition and Slavic church services. Special emphasis is placed on the work of the Ohrid Literary School in the time of Tsar Samoil and the spread of Slavic literacy from its centers toward Macedonia’s neighboring countries and the Kievan Rus.
André Breton And Vladimir Mayakovsky: Poeticizing Politics And Politicizing Poetry, 2017 Durham University
André Breton And Vladimir Mayakovsky: Poeticizing Politics And Politicizing Poetry, Hazel Donkin
No abstract provided.
Citizens United V The Federal Election Commission, Inverted Totalitarianism And Contemporary Fiction, 2017 Portland State University
Citizens United V The Federal Election Commission, Inverted Totalitarianism And Contemporary Fiction, Cory R. Chambers
PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal
In this paper I will explore the results of the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United vs The Federal Election Commission as reflected in the contemporary literature. I will look at the role the corporation plays in American politics post Citizens United. My primary texts is the novel Super Sad True Love Story. My research question is: did the Citizens United decision open the door for ‘inverted totalitarianism’ to seep through the cracks of American society Using the allegorical novel Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, I will show how Citizens United, the political theory of Hannah Arendt, and ...
Book Reviews: Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, And Socialism In Belgrade, 2017 Iowa State University
Book Reviews: Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, And Socialism In Belgrade, Kimberly E. Zarecor
Kimberly E. Zarecor
In this history of New Belgrade, historian Brigitte Le Normand writes one of the first comprehensive municipal-level case studies of a postwar socialist urban planning project. The book chronicles the development of a new urban district within the capital city of Belgrade from the first modernist plans for the area just after World War II through several stages of stop-and-go development that finally accelerated in the late 1960s with the construction of both official housing blocks and informal settlements. The text highlights the difficulties encountered by urban planners, residents, and the local government to agree on the project's goals ...
Socialist Neighborhoods After Socialism The Past, Present, And Future Of Postwar Housing In The Czech Republic, 2017 Iowa State University
Socialist Neighborhoods After Socialism The Past, Present, And Future Of Postwar Housing In The Czech Republic, Kimberly Elman Zarecor
Kimberly E. Zarecor
The Czech Republic’s socialist-era neighborhoods are largely intact twenty years after the end of Communist Party rule. These buildings will be rehabilitated, but not replaced, because of financial and logistical constraints. In the context of the country’s accession to the European Union in 2004 and the recent global economic crisis, this essay questions what can and should be done in an effort to make these neighborhoods better places to live in the present and the future. It starts with a brief history of postwar housing construction and socialist-era design methodologies, exploring postwar architectural practice and innovations in construction ...
Czech Paneláks Are Disappearing, But The Housing Estates Remain / České Paneláky Miznú, Ale Sídliská Zostávajú, 2017 Iowa State University
Czech Paneláks Are Disappearing, But The Housing Estates Remain / České Paneláky Miznú, Ale Sídliská Zostávajú, Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Eva Špačková
Kimberly E. Zarecor
A common lament about the legacy of communism in Europe is the damage that it did to the built environment. Particular ire is directed at the concrete prefabricated housing blocks, known in Czech and Slovak as paneláks (structural panel buildings), groups of which were arranged in housing estates (sídliště in Czech and sídlisko in Slovak) to create the region’s characteristic postwar districts. Paneláks were not only signs of the increased production of new housing, but also indicated the acceleration of urbanization in the region as residents moved from rural areas to towns and cities for work. According to United ...
The Local History Of An International Type: The Structural Panel Building In Czechoslovakia, 2017 Iowa State University
The Local History Of An International Type: The Structural Panel Building In Czechoslovakia, Kimberly Elman Zarecor
Kimberly E. Zarecor
Focusing on the state-run system of architectural offices as a mediator between politics and practice, this article considers how the 1948 Communist Party takeover of Czechoslovakia affected architectural practice and the establishment of housing types in the early 1950s. The legacy of a strong local construction industry before 1948 was critical to these developments. At the new Institute of Prefabricated Buildings, created in 1952, architects and engineers continued earlier research on prefabricated construction technologies. Through this work, the Czechoslovak government and its architectural administration soon concluded that its best long-term option for solving the country's housing crisis was the ...
For Narrativity: How Creating Narratives Structures Experience And Self, 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)
For Narrativity: How Creating Narratives Structures Experience And Self, Natallia Stelmak Schabner
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This dissertation responds to the challenge to narrativity posed by Galen Strawson in “Against Narrativity,” where he claims that not everyone is Narrative by nature and that there is no reason to be. I make my claim “For Narrativity” as a mental process of form finding and coherence seeking over time that is an inherent mental activity and essential for experience of one’s Self. I make my case through examinations of our experience of time, our use of language, how we plan, and our sense of Self. In the first chapter, I show that considering Narrativity as viewing life ...
Peer Teaching In A Thematic Unit On Russian Fairy Tales, 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Peer Teaching In A Thematic Unit On Russian Fairy Tales, Paavo Husen
The goals of the Russian fairy tale unit are to increase presentational, interpretive, and interpersonal communicative Russian skills by encouraging students to speak spontaneously in Russian, to express personal opinions, and to ask clarifying questions. This unit addresses reading, speaking, listening, and writing; truly an integrated task that can help to prepare students for the NEWL Russian (Prototype AP® Russian). Still another benefit of this unit is cultural; students become aware of and familiar with the characters, structure, and vocabulary of Russian fairy tales.
Tuff Breeches, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
Tuff Breeches, Arkadiy Ryabin
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
In consideration of language and it’s relationship to information and knowledge, the author explores personal set of events in relationship to that of the public, via forms of orality. 19th century American literature is posited as a hangover influencing contemporary events.
Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, 2017 Harvard University/Centenary University
Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph Mcmullen, Kristen Carella
Journal of Literary Onomastics
Unique Onomastic Information In The Lebor Na Huidre Táin, 2017 Harvard University
Unique Onomastic Information In The Lebor Na Huidre Táin, Matthew Holmberg
Journal of Literary Onomastics