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Baring The Brain As Well As The Soul: Milan Kundera's The Joke, Yvonne Howell 2010 University of Richmond

Baring The Brain As Well As The Soul: Milan Kundera's The Joke, Yvonne Howell

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

In what follows, I will argue that two current theories about how our minds ascribe intentional psychological states to other people (so-called Theory of Mind) as well as to non-personal events that happen to us (a proposed Existential Theory of Mind) provide a rich interpretive framework for understanding the social and historical context of Kundera’s innovative aesthetics.


Chekhov And The Art Of Crime, Julia Chadaga 2010 Macalester College

Chekhov And The Art Of Crime, Julia Chadaga

Julia Bekman Chadaga

No abstract provided.


Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumančić 2010 Western Kentucky University

Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumančić

History Faculty Publications

This dissertation traces the evolution of a new type of cinematic masculinity in the fifteen years following Joseph Stalin’s death and examines how controversial post-Stalinist movie heroes became a battleground for the country’s postwar values and ideals. During the 1950s and 1960s, postwar Soviet leadership faced the kinds of sociopolitical ruptures that were also evident on the other side of the Iron Curtain; the Communist Party leadership struggled to moderate the combined destabilizing effect of consumerism, a recalcitrant youth (sub)culture, and Cold War anxieties. Nowhere was the angst of the postwar period more obvious than in the ...


Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Light of the Ancestors" is excerpted from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages.


Evening Prayers (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Evening Prayers (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Evening Prayers" is a stand-alone translation from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages (Iz Tmy Vekov, 1963).


Introduction To Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev And Crafting A National Past, Wendy Salmond, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker 2010 Chapman University

Introduction To Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev And Crafting A National Past, Wendy Salmond, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Wendy Salmond and Cynthia Hyla Whittaker's introduction to Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev and Crafting a National Past, which "elaborates the origins of the Russian style in the 1830s and 1840s and celebrates the seminal role that Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev (1801-1892) played in its development."


Foreword To Irina Yazykova, Hidden And Triumphant: The Underground Struggle To Save Russian Iconography, Wendy Salmond 2010 Chapman University

Foreword To Irina Yazykova, Hidden And Triumphant: The Underground Struggle To Save Russian Iconography, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Wendy Salmond's foreword to Irina Yazykova's Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Russian Iconography, in which Yazykova discusses how the art of icon painting survived during years of Russian Communism and is now poised to launch a new era that reflects modern experience.


How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond 2010 Chapman University

How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

On 14 October 1930, the first exhibition of Russian icons ever to take place in the United States opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over the next nineteen months it traveled to nine venues across the country, introducing the American public to a form of medieval painting virtually unknown outside Russia. Billed as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Loan Exhibition," its avowed goal was to share with the outside world the full story of Russian icon painting's evolution from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, thereby adding a vital missing chapter to the history of ...


Art And Architecture: Russia, Jelena Bogdanović 2010 East Carolina University

Art And Architecture: Russia, Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

Receiving Christianity only in 988/9, the East Slavic Rus' expressly appropriated art and architecture based on Byzantine models and elaborated their own styles. *Kiev, *Novgorod, and *Vladimir (Suzdalia) define the major foci of Rus' accomplishments in the pre-Mongolian period, before the 1230s. Only after the battle at *Kulikovo (1380) did monumental arts revive. And only when Prince Ivan the Great (r. 1462–1505) commissioned architects Aristotele Fioravanti and Alevisio Novi to work in the *Kremlin did the Italian Renaissance significantly influence Russian architecture.


The Struggle To Create Soviet Opera, Miriam Grinberg 2010 Gettysburg College

The Struggle To Create Soviet Opera, Miriam Grinberg

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

It is opera, and opera alone that brings you close to the people, that endears your music to the real public and makes your names popular not only with individual small circles but, under favourable conditions, with the whole people. – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, premier composer of symphonies, ballets, and operas in Imperial Russia in the mid- to late 1800s.

Tchaikovsky made this remark while living under a tsarist regime, but the pervasive, democratic, and uniting qualities of opera that he so vividly described appealed to an entirely different party: the Bolsheviks. Rather than discard the “bourgeois” remains of the Russian ...


Culture And Interreligious Understanding According To The Romanian Philosopher Lucian Blaga, Michael S. Jones 2010 Liberty University

Culture And Interreligious Understanding According To The Romanian Philosopher Lucian Blaga, Michael S. Jones

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

Culture affects how we interpret our experiences and the way we construct our world. It also affects our ability to communicate with one another. The late Romanian philosopher Lucian Blaga developed a systematic philosophy of culture that explores and explains how culture challenges and at the same time facilitates interideological communication. This article introduces and explains these aspects of Blaga's philosophy and then applies them to the issue of interreligious dialogue. It concludes that Blaga's philosophy of culture promotes a high regard for culture and cultural distinctness and at the same time vindicates, enables, and promotes efforts at ...


The Local History Of An International Type: The Structural Panel Building In Czechoslovakia, Kimberly Elman Zarecor 2010 Iowa State University

The Local History Of An International Type: The Structural Panel Building In Czechoslovakia, Kimberly Elman Zarecor

Architecture Publications

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 ...


Art And Architecture: Serbian, Jelena Bogdanović 2010 East Carolina University

Art And Architecture: Serbian, Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

From the 9th-century conversion to Christianity until the 11th century, the ecclesiastical art and architecture of the Serbs, both Orthodox and Roman Catholic, shared the concurrent accomplishments of the Croats, Latins, and Greeks. All of these groups cohabited the territories between the rivers Bojana and Cetina in Duklja (Zeta, Montenegro), Zahumlje (Herzegovina), and their littoral. Wall *paintings, donor *portraits, inscriptions in Greek and Latin, and architectural *sculpture on *windows, portals, capitals, *chancel screens, *ciboria, and baptismal fonts, reveal influences of pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, and Byzantine models. Instructive examples come from the 9th-century *rotunda of St. Triphon at Kotor (809?), replaced by ...


Review: Electric Salome, Loie Fuller's Performance Of Modernism, Tim Scholl 2010 Oberlin College

Review: Electric Salome, Loie Fuller's Performance Of Modernism, Tim Scholl

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


No Mere Reflection: Mirrors As Windows On Russian Culture, Julia Chadaga 2009 Macalester College

No Mere Reflection: Mirrors As Windows On Russian Culture, Julia Chadaga

Julia Bekman Chadaga

No abstract provided.


Notes On A Famous First Line ('Light Of My Life'), Stephen Blackwell 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Notes On A Famous First Line ('Light Of My Life'), Stephen Blackwell

Stephen Blackwell

No abstract provided.


Pesnia O Staline: Tiuremnie Pesni I Ironiia, Susanne Fusso 2009 Selected Works

Pesnia O Staline: Tiuremnie Pesni I Ironiia, Susanne Fusso

Susanne Fusso

No abstract provided.


Review Of Powelstock, David, Becoming Mikhail Lermontov: The Ironies Of Romantic Individualism In Nicholas's Russia, Gitta Hammarberg 2009 Macalester College

Review Of Powelstock, David, Becoming Mikhail Lermontov: The Ironies Of Romantic Individualism In Nicholas's Russia, Gitta Hammarberg

Gitta Hammarberg, Retired

No abstract provided.


Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumancic 2009 Western Kentucky University

Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumancic

Marko Dumančić

This dissertation traces the evolution of a new type of cinematic masculinity in the
fifteen years following Joseph Stalin’s death and examines how controversial post-Stalinist
movie heroes became a battleground for the country’s postwar values and ideals. During the
1950s and 1960s, postwar Soviet leadership faced the kinds of sociopolitical ruptures that
were also evident on the other side of the Iron Curtain; the Communist Party leadership
struggled to moderate the combined destabilizing effect of consumerism, a recalcitrant youth
(sub)culture, and Cold War anxieties. Nowhere was the angst of the postwar period more
obvious than in the ...


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