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The Annotated Translation Of The Diary Of Lidia Makarovna Androsova, Rosa Lovo 2021 University of Richmond

The Annotated Translation Of The Diary Of Lidia Makarovna Androsova, Rosa Lovo

Arts & Sciences Student Symposium

This play is based on the true story and focuses on a sector of the Young Guard i Eastern Ukraine during WWII. The Germans took control of Eastern Ukraine in July 1942. By the end of September, the smaller rebel groups in the city of Krasnodon united to form the Young Guard. The Young Guard sought to sabotage any German activity in the city and surrounding villages while also covertly sharing accurate news about the war. All actions portrayed here were described in the diary of Lidia Makarovna Androsova which the researcher translated over the course of 10 weeks. This ...


Dostoevsky's Iconic Method, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

Dostoevsky's Iconic Method, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

In addressing this topic–Dostoevsky’s iconic method–I am pursuing a an approach that I have long thought about–one that I have suggested to several of my students and from whom I have then benefited. Dr. Dennis Slattery, who now teaches at Pacifica University in Santa Barbara, has published an essay on The Icon and the Spirit of Comedy in Dostoevsky’s Possessed; Several of my students wrote papers on the ikon for a conference a conference we held a few years back, when we had an icon show at UD, at which the work of traditional ikon ...


Dostoevsky Lecture For Ips, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

Dostoevsky Lecture For Ips, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

Dostoevsky was the first writer to discover that the novel could be an instrument of discovery–even a kind of prophecy. This is to say that he discovered the novel as a mode of poetry–and in a poem, form and content cannot be separated: the way in which something is said is as much constitutive of the meaning as is the content. Dostoevsky once wrote that for the novelist, the germ, the insight, came first–and one might call that the poem. Then there was the work of constructing the work of art itself, which one might call the ...


Dostoevsky And Notes From The Underground, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

Dostoevsky And Notes From The Underground, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

Second Portion of Notes from Underground. The second portion begins with a memory of himself 16 years before, when he was 24. He is certain of his unattractiveness and so to compensate, prides himself on his intelligence. He is quick to take affront; and one day, an officer in a tavern picks him up and sets him aside without a word. For a long time he studies how to be revenged for such an insult. Frequents the place where officers walk, but finds himself giving way on the sidewalk whenever he encounters this particular officer. One day, however, he braces ...


Crime And Punishment Lecture, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

Crime And Punishment Lecture, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

The three scenes I want us to look at during the course of my talk this morning are: Raskolnikov’s confession to Sonya; Svidrigailov’s last night alive; and the Epilogue– Raskolnikov in Siberia.


Brothers Karamazov Lecture, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

Brothers Karamazov Lecture, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

The Brothers Karamazov represents Dostoevsky’s solution to the search that his entire life represents. As an educated man, an intellectual, even in a backward Russia, he was preoccupied with the question of God’s existence–and even more, with the question of Christ’s redemption of the human. He had tried to depict what the follower of Christ must be like throughout his writings, beginning with the negative Notes from Underground, going on to locate Christian faith in Sonya, a prostitute, who reads to the murderer Raskolnikov the story of Lazarus. He tried the image of a perfectly good ...


The Idiot Lecture 2, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

The Idiot Lecture 2, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

We take up this evening our second chance at under-standing—not simply Dostoevsky’s enigmatic prince— but his intention in the novel The Idiot. For to ascertain the inner purpose of the work is one’s first task in doing any serious reading—and we have to remind ourselves over and over again that comprehending the “action” of the work is of primary importance. Shakespeare did not write Hamlet just to give us a portrait of the much-discussed prince of Denmark. He wrote it because it embodied an action: as C. S. Lewis wrote, Hamlet finds himself in a situation ...


The Idiot, Louise Cowan 2021 University of Dallas

The Idiot, Louise Cowan

Russian Novel

Many people can, and do, of course, get through their entire lives without feeling that they must confront and try to understand Dostoevsky's novel ”The Idiot.• But when one does confront it, one must perforce attempt to understand it or be a harmed a great deal by the refusal. (Dante lets us know in our reading of ”The Divine Comedy• that we are likely to be made much the worse for embarking on the journey unless we keep on once we have begun. "Pensa lettor," he warns; the Medusa, that hardening of heart that shuts us up in our ...


The Forest, The Trees, The Bark, The Pith: An Intensive Look At The Circulation Rates Of Primary Texts In Ten Major Literature Areas At The University Of Oregon Libraries, Jeff D. Staiger 2020 University of Oregon

The Forest, The Trees, The Bark, The Pith: An Intensive Look At The Circulation Rates Of Primary Texts In Ten Major Literature Areas At The University Of Oregon Libraries, Jeff D. Staiger

Charleston Library Conference

This poster looks at the circulation rate for literary primary texts, which constitute a unique area of collecting in academic libraries: while they do not in most cases meet immediate research needs, it is assumed that libraries ought to acquire them, for reasons including future research needs, preservation of the cultural record, and the ability of members of the intellectual community to stay current, those these remain primarily tacit. The circulation trends of contemporary literary works in ten areas of literature (English, American, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin American, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian) over the past twenty years at the ...


The Censors In The Years Of The Calm, Jackson Taylor Jr. 2020 University of Mississipi

The Censors In The Years Of The Calm, Jackson Taylor Jr.

Studies in English

No abstract provided.


Review Of La Bella España: El Teatro De Lope De Vega En La Rusia Soviética Y Postsoviética By Veronika Ryjik, Slav N. Gratchev 2020 Marshall University

Review Of La Bella España: El Teatro De Lope De Vega En La Rusia Soviética Y Postsoviética By Veronika Ryjik, Slav N. Gratchev

Modern Languages Faculty Research

There are certain writers whose importance only grows with time, and the longer the distance that separates us from them, the more facets of their genius they demonstrate to us, the readers of the twenty-first century. One of these authors is Lope de Vega. The new book of Veronika Ryjik now makes another major contribution to the scholarship of a great master who was well known and admired in Soviet Russia. It is indeed a serious study and one that fermented in the mind of the scholar for more than ten years – the true symbol of a truly remarkable book ...


Russian Literature, Horace Peters Biddle 2020 Livre de Lyon

Russian Literature, Horace Peters Biddle

Philology

Literature is as enduring as human nature, and had its beginning almost coeval with the origin of mankind. The traditions, observations, and tales of love and battle, form the bases of the first rude essays of the historian, the philosopher, and the poet. Poetry precedes civilization—not, indeed, in the shape of regular poems, but in bold expression and striking metaphor; tradition is ever the precursor of authentic history, and observation is the only true basis of philosophy. The arts began early in the history of man.


Revolutionaries In Form: The Russian Futurist Poets In The Cultural Politics Of The Early Soviet Union, 1917-1928, Noah Wurtz 2020 Bard College

Revolutionaries In Form: The Russian Futurist Poets In The Cultural Politics Of The Early Soviet Union, 1917-1928, Noah Wurtz

Senior Projects Fall 2020

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


Shalamov's Testament: Pushkinian Precepts In Kolyma Tales, Andres I. Meraz 2020 Bard College

Shalamov's Testament: Pushkinian Precepts In Kolyma Tales, Andres I. Meraz

Senior Projects Spring 2020

In a letter from 1972, the author of Kolyma Tales and survivor of the gulag Varlam Shalamov, declared “In my prose, I consider myself the inheritor of the Pushkinian tradition <…>.” Indeed, in Kolyma Tales, Shalamov exhibited a studied understanding of Pushkin’s artistic technique. Through his implementation of Pushkinian artistic principles, Shalamov was seeking to restore the poet’s image to what it had been prior to the Soviet Union’s politicized interpretation while simultaneously revealing the truth about life in the labor camps to a readership that could not otherwise fathom what the inmates endured on day-to-day basis. In ...


Voice Of Silence: Women Inmates' Perspective On Sexual Violence In The Soviet Gulag, 1936-1956, Louisa Jane Fulkerson 2020 Bard College

Voice Of Silence: Women Inmates' Perspective On Sexual Violence In The Soviet Gulag, 1936-1956, Louisa Jane Fulkerson

Senior Projects Spring 2020

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


On Angels’ Wings: Idolatry In Viktoria Tokareva’S “Five Figures On A Pedestal” And Lyudmila Ulitskaya’S “Angel”, Courtney E. Bentz 2020 University of Montana, Missoula

On Angels’ Wings: Idolatry In Viktoria Tokareva’S “Five Figures On A Pedestal” And Lyudmila Ulitskaya’S “Angel”, Courtney E. Bentz

Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts

In his essays on Greek deities, Ralph Waldo Emerson declared: “Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” While the idea of gods taking a corporeal form or angels walking among humans is a common literary trope, seldom do mortal characters find themselves compared to the divine without negative repercussions. Select post-Soviet women writers, however, flip this trope to explore the opposite. They instead embrace the human as holy, restrained by little consequence, as a means to highlight its destructive qualities in the context of an intimate relationship. These contemporary authors, Viktoria Tokareva and Lyudmila Ulitskaya ...


Understanding The Cultural And Nationalistic Impacts Of The Moguchaya Kuchka, Austin M. Doub 2019 Cedarville University

Understanding The Cultural And Nationalistic Impacts Of The Moguchaya Kuchka, Austin M. Doub

Musical Offerings

This paper explores Russian culture beginning in the mid nineteenth-century as the leading group of composers and musicians known as the moguchaya kuchka, or The Mighty Five, sought to influence Russian culture and develop a "pure" school of Russian music amid rampant westernization. Comprised of César Cui, Alexander Borodin, Mily Balakirev, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, this group of inspired musicians opposed westernization and supported Official Nationalism by the incorporation of folklore, local village traditions, and promotion of their Tsar as a supreme political leader. In particular, the works of Balakirev, Cui, and Mussorgsky established cultural pride and contributed to ...


The Construction Of Morality In Crime And Punishment, Ethan Collins 2019 University of North Georgia

The Construction Of Morality In Crime And Punishment, Ethan Collins

Department of English Capstone Abstracts

Doestoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is a contemplation on Nihilism. The protagonist Raskolnikov gives five reasons for why he commits his famous double murder, but he later admits that all of these reasons are insincere. This paper is a reevaluation of Raskolnikov’s motive (or lack thereof) for killing Alyona and her sister. Many different readings of Raskolnikov use the entire book as evidence to decide which one of his excuses was his actual motivation. These readings of Raskolnikov have a category problem. With all of the false reasons that Raskolnikov gives, why should a reader believe that any of ...


Ivan And His Doubles: The Failure Of Intellect In The Brothers Karamazov, Alex Donley 2019 Liberty University

Ivan And His Doubles: The Failure Of Intellect In The Brothers Karamazov, Alex Donley

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

The purpose of this research is to explore Dostoevsky’s theodicy in The Brothers Karamazov, including key critical commentary that enhances an understanding of the text. One of the novel’s title characters, Ivan, embodies the emerging spirit of intellectualism and freethinking in nineteenth-century Europe. He confronts the Christian concept of God in two famous speeches. First, Ivan’s “Rebellion” epitomizes the problem of evil by asking why an omnipotent, omnibenevolent God allows earthy atrocities. Second, Ivan’s “Grand Inquisitor” rejects the moral freedom given to men, reasoning that it is too great a burden for mankind to bear. These ...


Final Words, Final Shots: Kurosawa, Bortko And The Conclusion Of Dostoevsky’S Idiot, Saera Yoon, Robert O. Efird 2019 UNIST

Final Words, Final Shots: Kurosawa, Bortko And The Conclusion Of Dostoevsky’S Idiot, Saera Yoon, Robert O. Efird

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "Final Words, Final Shots: Kurosawa, Bortko, and the Conclusion of Dostoevsky’s Idiot" Robert O. Efird and Saera Yoon discuss film adaptations of Dostoevsky’s novel. Both in his homeland and abroad, the major works of Fyodor Dostoevsky have largely made for disappointing film adaptations. This article examines the cultural diversity and aesthetic motivations underlying two very different adaptations of his novel Idiot, with particular attention to the concluding scenes. Both Akira Kurosawa and Vladimir Bortko follow the novelist's lead by hinting at some form of hope and future redemption amidst the tragedy but, for different ...


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