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Soviet Commemoration And Myth-Making Of The Nazi Extermination Camps: Case Studies On Treblinka, Sobibór, And Majdanek, Isaac Bluestein 2023 William & Mary

Soviet Commemoration And Myth-Making Of The Nazi Extermination Camps: Case Studies On Treblinka, Sobibór, And Majdanek, Isaac Bluestein

Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal

The Nazi extermination camps of Treblinka, Sobibór, and Majdanek, all located in Eastern Europe, are understudied, underdiscussed, and undermemorialized in public and scholarly memory. In this paper, I seek to conduct case studies of these three camps, their histories, and their commemoration efforts. Ultimately, four main factors prevented these camps from achieving the solemn recognizability they deserve and from having their victims’ stories adequately told; little remains of these camps compared to concentration camps in Germany, fewer individuals survived them to emphasize their importance, the Soviet Union possessed near complete control of their study and commemoration, which allowed for them …


Airplane Hangars And Triple Hills: Renovation, Demolition, And The Architectural Politics Of Local Belonging At The Our Lady Of Csíksomlyó Hungarian National Shrine, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2023 College of the Holy Cross

Airplane Hangars And Triple Hills: Renovation, Demolition, And The Architectural Politics Of Local Belonging At The Our Lady Of Csíksomlyó Hungarian National Shrine, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

In 2019, Pope Francis, leader of the global Catholic Church, celebrated an outdoor Mass at the Our Lady of Csíksomlyó Hungarian national shrine in Romania. When the Franciscan Order that runs the shrine published renovation plans for the altar where the pope would appear, the Facebook post received over 800 outraged comments, including one man who asked, “How can such a beautiful Hungarian symbol, so perfectly integrated into the landscape, be humiliated like this?” By situating these expressions of outrage in the history of Eastern European material politics, I argue that the aesthetic value the commentators were defending – a …


The Parish Choir Movement And Generational Festivals In Romania’S Socialist Period: New Community Festivities In Transylvania’S Gheorgheni (Gyergyó) Region, Eszter Kovács 2023 College of the Holy Cross

The Parish Choir Movement And Generational Festivals In Romania’S Socialist Period: New Community Festivities In Transylvania’S Gheorgheni (Gyergyó) Region, Eszter Kovács

Journal of Global Catholicism

Among the post-1945 East European socialist regimes, Romania and Poland were the only countries where the Catholic Church—despite government interventions, controls, and bans—managed to play a significant social and political role in community life. This case study provides an ethnographic description of the parish choir movement and graduating class reunions, called “generational festivals” in Hungarian, in the Gheorgheni (Hu: Gyergyó) region in the 1970s and 1980s. The gatherings will be analyzed in the context of everyday life, the socialist system’s distinctive shortage economy, and official limits on religious activity that characterized the era. I will first describe the world of …


Overview & Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2023 College of the Holy Cross

Overview & Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

No abstract provided.


Russian And Ukrainian: Like Two Drops Of Water, Elizabeth Edwards 2022 University of Mary Washington

Russian And Ukrainian: Like Two Drops Of Water, Elizabeth Edwards

Student Research Submissions

Ukraine and Russia, both in the international spotlight, have similar national languages that are often misrepresented as being entirely mutually intelligible. While both languages do, in fact, have the same lineage, Ukraine has, over time, developed linguistic independence in a distinct language separate from Russian. The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine has renewed public interest in both the Ukrainian and Russian languages, but there are still stark differences, both socio-politically and linguistically, which are not widely known or appreciated. A brief, historical description of a few lexical, phonological, and orthographic differences between the two languages can illustrate the importance of …


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

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"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 in the other, …


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 Putin himself, …


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 sculpture.


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 cultures …


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 …


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