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Syllabus: “Until It Was No More:” The Cold War And The Fall Of The Ussr In Literature And Film (Russian 221), Anna Aydinyan 2018 Kenyon College

Syllabus: “Until It Was No More:” The Cold War And The Fall Of The Ussr In Literature And Film (Russian 221), Anna Aydinyan

Russian 225: “Until It Was No More” The Cold War and the Fall of the USSR in Literature and Film

No abstract provided.


Mikhail Bakhtin’S Heritage In Literature, Arts, And Psychology. Introduction, Slav N. Gratchev, Howard Mancing 2018 Marshall University

Mikhail Bakhtin’S Heritage In Literature, Arts, And Psychology. Introduction, Slav N. Gratchev, Howard Mancing

Modern Languages Faculty Research

This volume celebrates hundred years of Bakhtin’s heritage: in September 13 of 1919 in the literary journal Den Iskusstva (The Day of the Art) was published the first work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Art and Answerability, the work that became his literary manifesto.

This book aims to examine the heritage of Mikhail Bakhtin in a variety of disciplines. To achieve this end, we drew upon colleagues from eight different countries across the world--United States, Canada, Spain, Great Britain, France, Russia, Chile, and Japan--in order to bring the widest variety of points of view on the subject. But we also wanted ...


The Centrality Of Human Freedom In Dostoevsky And Huxley, Evelyn J. Hylton 2018 Liberty University

The Centrality Of Human Freedom In Dostoevsky And Huxley, Evelyn J. Hylton

Masters Theses

Fyodor Dostoevsky learned the hard way that human beings need to be free. In a Siberian prison camp, a four-year period which would later inspire his semi-autobiographical prison memoir Notes from a Dead House, he was forced to come to terms with the realities of life under severe constraint and without the freedom for self-actualization, which convicted him of the dangers of the Westernized liberalism he once embraced. Dostoevsky’s transformed understanding of humanity and its need for individual freedom eventually matured to form the moral and philosophical foundations of his final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, whose support of the ...


The Forgotten Beauty Of The Feminine: Elena Guro’S The Little Camels Of The Sky, Virginia Woolf’S The Waves, And The Holy Grail Of The “Woman’S Sentence”, Bailey Orr 2018 Indiana University - Bloomington

The Forgotten Beauty Of The Feminine: Elena Guro’S The Little Camels Of The Sky, Virginia Woolf’S The Waves, And The Holy Grail Of The “Woman’S Sentence”, Bailey Orr

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In her seminal 1929 feminist essay “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf bemoans the lack of a utopian “woman’s sentence” vis-à-vis the “men’s sentence” that has dominated literature and from which no woman writer has successfully managed to free herself. Indeed, the aforementioned quotes illustrate a yearning for a nonexistent, or long-forgotten, language that expresses the linguistically inexpressible. In my thesis, I propose that both the English novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf and the Russian poet and artist Elena Guro establish the optimal creative state as independent of the burden of masculine language. In their respective ...


Title., Douglas Miller 2018 University of Louisville

Title., Douglas Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Title is a series of drawings that explores the aspects of failed projects and the complications of representation within literary and visual practices. This series is informed by preliminary drawings, marginalia, and written notations that are inherent in the formulation processes of both visual and literary compositions. Through an investigation of the 19th Century Russian author Nikolai Gogol’s unfinished novel Dead Souls, I situate this series of drawings as a means to conflate literary theories with visual representation. In this way, the Title series presents fragmentary images, texts, and digressive narratives that demonstrate intermediaries between propositional states and reconciled ...


Classical Literature And The Retroaction Of Socialist Ideology—The Sovietization Of A Medieval Georgian Epic Poem And Its Mysterious Author, Diego Benning Wang 2018 Princeton University

Classical Literature And The Retroaction Of Socialist Ideology—The Sovietization Of A Medieval Georgian Epic Poem And Its Mysterious Author, Diego Benning Wang

Madison Historical Review

Shota Rustaveli, presumed author of the medieval Georgian epic poem vepkhistqaosani (The Knight in the Panther's Skin), was one of the most celebrated cultural and historical figures in Soviet Georgia. However, not much is known about Rustaveli apart from his work. In this essay, I argue that a series of policies under the Soviet government transformed Rustaveli into a national symbol of Georgia, but the celebration of Rustaveli and his poem scarcely deviated from the ideological guidelines of the Soviet state. In discussing the impact and legacy of the Soviet promotion of Rustaveli, I purport to highlight the "national ...


My Poems Will Find Their Home…, Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

My Poems Will Find Their Home…, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Our Theater. – A Calendar. – One Of Them. – Leaving Behind. – A Night Song. – On This Side, Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

Our Theater. – A Calendar. – One Of Them. – Leaving Behind. – A Night Song. – On This Side, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Histology. - Atlantis. - The Source. - A Breath. - A Form Of Life. - Behind The Stage. - At The Stations, Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

Histology. - Atlantis. - The Source. - A Breath. - A Form Of Life. - Behind The Stage. - At The Stations, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Serebrianaia Rybka Nabokova [Nabokov’S Silverfish], Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

Serebrianaia Rybka Nabokova [Nabokov’S Silverfish], Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


An Unusual State Of Matter (Russian Translation), Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

An Unusual State Of Matter (Russian Translation), Victor Fet

Victor Fet

A selection of science poems by Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University). Translated into Russian by Victor Fet. Dedicated to the 80th birthday of this famous chemist.


Freedom. – What If? – Still Unknown. – The Actor, Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

Freedom. – What If? – Still Unknown. – The Actor, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Berg’S Diary. – The Plant Anatomy, Victor Fet 2018 Marshall University

Berg’S Diary. – The Plant Anatomy, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Ideology In Literature And Literature As Ideology: Totalitarian And Reactionary Appropriation Of Resistant Texts, Huntley Hughes 2018 Bucknell University

Ideology In Literature And Literature As Ideology: Totalitarian And Reactionary Appropriation Of Resistant Texts, Huntley Hughes

Master’s Theses

This thesis seeks to explore the means by which nominally or potentially resistant texts are appropriated into violent or exploitative political structures for propaganda and profit. In the first chapter two pre-soviet Russian novels closely associated with the radical tradition are examined, through the lens of literary analysis, in order to uncover the ways in which ideologically egalitarian revolutionary movements can degenerate into authoritarian regimes. The second chapter is concerned with a Welsh text, How Green Was My Valley, which, despite being concerned with the conditions of the Welsh mining class, utilizes the narrative form of childhood recollection to insidiously ...


The Grotesque In Tatyana Tolstaya’S The Slynx, Yekaterina Pak 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Grotesque In Tatyana Tolstaya’S The Slynx, Yekaterina Pak

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The following paper examines several different manifestations of the grotesque in Tatyana Tolstaya’s novel The Slynx. Tolstaya experiments with the grotesque in several realms, by setting the town Fyodor Kuzmichsk with mutated people, creating for them a peculiar language and wrapping the whole story into an original style of narration which embodies divergent discourses. The grotesque can be flexibly defined and applied to a variety of aspects of a literary text. The thesis discusses the most traditional one, related to distortions of the human body, but also explores how the grotesque manifests itself through postmodern language and narration. In ...


Limited Absolutes: A Study Of "War And Peace" And The Pluralizing Experience, Sophia Melora Scanlon 2018 Bard College

Limited Absolutes: A Study Of "War And Peace" And The Pluralizing Experience, Sophia Melora Scanlon

Senior Projects Spring 2018

On the one hand, War and Peace contains statements that read as "absolute" or universalizing claims; these appear often in structures like that of the syllogism. This aspect of Tolstoy's style has earned the title of "scriptural." On the other hand, however, Tolstoy's universalizing language is continually undermined through his equally persistent "subjective" language, which confuses and threatens all "absolute" claims. I'm interested in the possible failure of the Tolstoyan "absolute," and the potential which the other "subjective" or "limited" authorial mode might offer. Through a number of "revelatory" experiences, I explore the division and imbalance of ...


Nature’S Influence On Narrative In Chekhov’S Fiction, Christian Miller 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Nature’S Influence On Narrative In Chekhov’S Fiction, Christian Miller

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Abstract: The recent boom in ecological criticism invites reconsideration of the role nature plays in the works of Anton Chekhov. Drawing on existing accounts of nature in Chekhov’s fiction as well as in Russian literature and culture more broadly, this thesis reveals a crucial and previously unrecognized affinity between five of Chekhov’s most celebrated stories: “The Kiss” («Поцелуй», 1887), “Fortune” («Счастье», 1887), “Gusev” («Гусев», 1890), “The Man in the Case” («Человек в футляре», 1898), and “The Lady with the Little Dog” («Дама с собачкой», 1898). In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, nature complicates the characters and the ...


Seize The Means Of Reproduction! Gender Wars In Zamyatin's We, Alexandra Gage Michaud 2018 Bard College

Seize The Means Of Reproduction! Gender Wars In Zamyatin's We, Alexandra Gage Michaud

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Transformation Of The Russian “Leviathan” Over The Centuries, Andrei V. Grinëv 2017 University of North Georgia

Transformation Of The Russian “Leviathan” Over The Centuries, Andrei V. Grinëv

International Social Science Review

This article is devoted to analysis of the central figure of Russian history: the politarian state, which is a true “Leviathan” for Russian society and for the individual. From the author’s point of view the following pattern of Russian history can be shown: In the face of severe nature, natural and social disasters, external pressure, military and economic failures, blunders by the heads of state, Russian society, being a complex self-organizing system, chooses each time a politarian system as the only form of life suitable for survival under extreme conditions. The Russian elite also prefer politarism as the simplest ...


Жеф, Чйлфпт. Учпвпдб. – Юфп, Еумй?... – Еэј Оейъчеуфоп, Victor Fet 2017 Marshall University

Жеф, Чйлфпт. Учпвпдб. – Юфп, Еумй?... – Еэј Оейъчеуфоп, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


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