Craftivism Between Nationalism And Activism In Ukraine And Belarus, 2022 SUNY Geneseo
Craftivism Between Nationalism And Activism In Ukraine And Belarus, Alla Myzelev
Art History faculty/staff works
This article outlines the history and significance of Craftivism in Eastern Europe. Using two case studies of artists it investigates the use of the craft language in Eastern Europe and its usability for activism. Do-It-Yourself culture, of which Craftivism is part, rejects the commercialism, gender norms and the conventional lifestyle in the Global North. Use of crafts as a language of political and social struggle allows to convey the message in a less confrontational but nevertheless very pertinent way. The craftivism is a successful language for the feminist political struggle in the Eastern Europe.
This Land Is Your Land: Andrei Bitov Travels Through The Caucasus, 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/scene, …
Creation Of A Neural Network For The American Sign Language To Russian Translation App, 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Creation Of A Neural Network For The American Sign Language To Russian Translation App, John T. Simmons
- A large population of people utilize American Sign Language for their primary method of communication.
- No commercially available product is available for these people for when they need to communicate with speakers of a foreign language.
- We must investigate methods to make communication between these two parties easier and more accessible.
- 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), 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 …
Between Space And Time: Conceptualizing Memory In The Archival Novel, 2022 Bard College
Between Space And Time: Conceptualizing Memory In The Archival Novel, Samantha Nicole Schwartz
Senior Projects Fall 2022
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.
Once Upon A Time/There Was A Story That Began: Novelty, Endings, And Chronotope In John Barth’S The Tidewater Tales, 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, 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 Russian …
Online Appendix: Who Are(N’T) Our Students?, 2021 Brigham Young University
Online Appendix: Who Are(N’T) Our Students?, Dianna Murphy, Hadis Ghaedi
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The document is an appendix to the article "Who Are(n’t) Our Students?" by Dianna Murphy, Hadis Ghaedi published in RLJ Vol. 71, No. 3 . It provides high-resolution images which, due to their large size, are not legible in the print edition.
The Role Of Motivation In Russian Heritage Language Learner Performance, 2021 Binghamton University
The Role Of Motivation In Russian Heritage Language Learner Performance, Masha Morozov
Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity
Heritage language learning is an interesting phenomenon that affects students of any heritage language. In this paper, I am putting my focus directly on Russian heritage language learners. Through research on pedagogical learning theories, students’ motivation to take heritage language courses, and current Russian heritage language learning studies, I am exploring the impact that motivation has on Russian heritage language learners’ performance in these specific courses, and some of the problems these students encounter in the classroom. This paper highlights the connections between motivations in learning and the specific problems Russian heritage language learners struggle with in the classroom, and …
Hybrids 2.0: Forward To A New Normal In Post-Pandemic Language Teaching, 2021 Portland State University
Hybrids 2.0: Forward To A New Normal In Post-Pandemic Language Teaching, William J. Comer
World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations
This article reflects on possible ways of incorporating the practices and tools of pandemic-induced remote teaching into the post-pandemic face-to-face teaching of Russian. We posit that a large number of the tools and practices that face-to-face teachers adopted during the pandemic will continue to be useful and effective for accomplishing fundamental pedagogical imperatives such as curating learners’ access to input and providing opportunities for learners to interact with that input. Nevertheless, we also assert the benefits of synchronous face-to-face language instruction for building community and interaction. We explore ways of intentionally blending practices into new hybrid models of language instruction, …
Detection And Morphological Analysis Of Novel Russian Loanwords, 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Detection And Morphological Analysis Of Novel Russian Loanwords, Yulia Spektor
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This paper investigates recent English loanwords in Russian and explores ways in which computational methods can help further theoretical research. The goal of the study is two-fold: to find new, previously unattested loanwords borrowed over the last decade and to examine the rate of adaptation of the new borrowings, attested by the degree to which they conform to the constraints of the Russian language. First, we train a finite-state pipeline that combines character n-gram language models, which encode phonotactic and lexical properties of loanwords, with a binary classifier to detect loanwords. The model achieves state-of-the-art performance results during evaluation, surpassing …
Computational Representation Of Russian Aspectual Morphology With A Focus On Perfective Prefixation, 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Computational Representation Of Russian Aspectual Morphology With A Focus On Perfective Prefixation, Natalia Tyulina
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This work performs an empirical analysis of Russian aspectual morphology focusing on perfective derivation via prefixation. We present a number of computational experiments measuring productivity of morphological processes of prefixation that form perfective verbs from simple imperfective verbs. Several hypotheses related to the argument structure of perfective verbs vs. their prefixed derivatives are tested statistically. Furthermore, we investigate semantic relatedness by computing cosine similarities of unprefixed verbs vs. their prefixed versions. Finally, we analyze the correlation between productivity, frequency, argument structure and semantic similarity across both simple imperfective – prefixed perfective verb forms, and various perfectivizing verbal prefixes.
Russian Peasants In Tolstoy’S War And Peace - Idealized And Instrumentalized, 2021 Yale University
Russian Peasants In Tolstoy’S War And Peace - Idealized And Instrumentalized, Antonia Seyfarth
The Yale Undergraduate Research Journal
In War and Peace, Tolstoy challenges Western European notions of Russian backwardness and ‘barbarity’ through his depiction of the virtuousness, spiritual wisdom, and rich cultural traditions of the common Russian people. This idealized portrayal of Russian peasants and soldiers is essential to Tolstoy’s construction of a Russian national myth that unites members of all social classes behind a shared set of values. However, in turning the Russian peasantry into idealized, oversimplified caricatures that lack individuality, complexity, agency, and the ability for critical thought, Tolstoy reduces these characters to mere instruments that provide morally edifying lessons to Russia’s elites. This imposition …
The Current Language Crisis In Siberia, 2021 Portland State University
The Current Language Crisis In Siberia, Emma L. Vandehey
University Honors Theses
In the early years of the Soviet Union, state leaders were hesitant to create laws that would establish a national language. The USSR prided itself on multiculturalism and its ability to unify people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. As the Soviet Union became more established, ideations shifted from unity to uniformity. Indigenous languages from all over the country and various states were phased out, and the Russian language was implemented for children starting in primary school. Policies regarding heritage languages in primary and secondary schools stayed in place after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now indigenous peoples living …
The Band Chervona: Russian Musical Traditions In The Portland Diaspora, 2021 Portland State University
The Band Chervona: Russian Musical Traditions In The Portland Diaspora, Zoe Landi Fontana
University Honors Theses
This paper explores how the band Chervona reflects Russian musical traditions in its development and creative output.
The Production Of Russian Vowels /I/ And /Ɨ/ By Russian-English Bilingual Children, 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Production Of Russian Vowels /I/ And /Ɨ/ By Russian-English Bilingual Children, Evgeniya Maryutina
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This study is the first to investigate the production of the Russian vowel contrast /i/-/ɨ/ by Russian-English bilingual children living in New York City. This contrast is interesting because the vowel /ɨ/ is not unanimously recognized as an independent phoneme, based on e.g. its limited occurrence and distribution (Kodzasov & Krivnova, 2010; Matusevich, 1976). Additionally, Russian-speaking children acquire /ɨ/ relatively late in production. Therefore, this contrast’s acquisition may be particularly challenging for bilingual children with more limited exposure and variability in their input and is an interesting test case and contribution to the debate regarding the contrast’s phonological status. In …
Religious Mega-Events And Their Assemblages In Devotional Pilgrimages: The Case Of Círio De Nazaré In Belém, Pará State, Brazil, 2021 College of the Holy Cross
Religious Mega-Events And Their Assemblages In Devotional Pilgrimages: The Case Of Círio De Nazaré In Belém, Pará State, Brazil, José Rogério Lopes, André Luiz Da Silva
Journal of Global Catholicism
The article presents a typological categorization of contemporary mega-events and their characteristics, in order to interpret the assemblages mobilized by sectors of the Catholic Church in traditional devotional pilgrimages in the northern region of Brazil. It uses ethnographic accounts of the Círio de Nazaré feast, in Belém, Pará state, Brazil, considered the largest Catholic procession in the West, in order to analyze how the promotion of this event is organized through institutional and market logics that overlap with the religious phenomenon, evincing a contemporary trend. These assemblages open a field of possibilities for institutional religious reproduction and generate concentric flows …
Компьютерные Технологии Как Фактор Оптимизации Процесса Формирования Речевых Навыков При Смешанном И Дистанционном Обучении Русскому Языку Как Иностранному (Рки), 2021 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Компьютерные Технологии Как Фактор Оптимизации Процесса Формирования Речевых Навыков При Смешанном И Дистанционном Обучении Русскому Языку Как Иностранному (Рки), Irina V. Ivliyeva
Arts, Languages and Philosophy Faculty Research & Creative Works
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Doppelgängers And Doubles In Literature: A Comparison Of Fyodor Dostoevsky’S Crime And Punishment And Vladimir Nabokov’S Lolita, 2021 College of the Holy Cross
Doppelgängers And Doubles In Literature: A Comparison Of Fyodor Dostoevsky’S Crime And Punishment And Vladimir Nabokov’S Lolita, Meghan E. Cooper
College Honors Program
This thesis is dedicated to the concept of the double character in literature and how such characters were utilized by authors Fyodor Dostoevsky in Crime and Punishment (1866) and Vladimir Nabokov in Lolita (1955). First, this thesis discusses the theoretical aspects of the double—a villainous character who mirrors another character in some way, whether in appearance or in their actions— and the religious, psychological, philosophical, and societal roots of the concept of a double in literature. Then it explores how double characters in Dostoevsky and Nabokov’s works serve a crucial role in their novels by mirroring the worst traits of …
Plprepare: A Grammar Checker For Challenging Cases, 2021 East Tennessee State University
Plprepare: A Grammar Checker For Challenging Cases, Jacob Hoyos
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This study investigates one of the Polish language’s most arbitrary cases: the genitive masculine inanimate singular. It collects and ranks several guidelines to help language learners discern its proper usage and also introduces a framework to provide detailed feedback regarding arbitrary cases. The study tests this framework by implementing and evaluating a hybrid grammar checker called PLPrepare. PLPrepare performs similarly to other grammar checkers and is able to detect genitive case usages and provide feedback based on a number of error classifications.