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Peter The Great And His Changing Identity, Emily Frances Pagrabs 2016 Wofford College

Peter The Great And His Changing Identity, Emily Frances Pagrabs

Student Scholarship

Well aware of the perception that foreigners held of him, Peter the Great would never apologize for his nationality or his country. A product of his upbringing, Peter did have some qualities that many foreigners criticized as barbaric and harsh. Essentially, Peter I was simply a Russian. He was a product of his circumstances. A young boy who had grown up in a Russia in turmoil, Peter had been forced to fight for his right to rule his country. Once there, he would do what he thought was best in order to secure his country’s future. Although foreigners may ...


Readers In Pursuit Of Popular Justice: Unraveling Conflicting Frameworks In Lolita, Innesa Ranchpar 2016 Chapman University

Readers In Pursuit Of Popular Justice: Unraveling Conflicting Frameworks In Lolita, Innesa Ranchpar

English (MA) Theses

This thesis examines the competing frameworks in Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita—the fictional Foreword written by John Ray, Jr., Ph.D. and the manuscript written by Humbert Humbert—in order to understand to what extent the construction manipulates the rhetorical appeal. While previous scholarship isolates the two narrators or focuses on their unreliability, my examination concentrates on the interplay of the frameworks and how their conflicting objectives can be problematic for readers. By drawing upon various theories by Michel Foucault from Power/Knowledge and Louis Althusser’s “On Ideology,” I look into how John Ray, Jr., Ph.D. and Humbert ...


Migration In Slavic Village, The History Behind The Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen., Mary C. Brondfield Mrs., Matt Aber Mr. 2016 Cleveland Central Catholic High School & North Olmsted High School

Migration In Slavic Village, The History Behind The Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen., Mary C. Brondfield Mrs., Matt Aber Mr.

Migration in Global Context Symposium

This presentation is a collaborative effort by two educators from the disciplines of art and history. The PowerPoint presentation documents the the cross curricular migration themed event that explored migration in Slavic Village, Ohio. Historical speakers and visits to historical sites engaged students throughout the event. Through oral history and the visual arts students engaged in project based learning.


The Hyperintellectual In The Balkans, Rory J. Conces 2016 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Hyperintellectual In The Balkans, Rory J. Conces

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Although hypointellectuals have long been a part of our cultural landscape, it is in post-conflict societies, such as those in Bosnia and Kosovo, that there has arisen a strong need for a different breed of intellectual, one who is more than simply a social critic, an educator, a person of action, and a compassionate individual. Enter the non-partisan intellectual—the hyperintellectual. It is the hyperintellectual, whose non-partisanship is manifested through a reciprocating critique and defense of both the nationalist enterprise and strong interventionism of the International Community, who strives to create a climate of understanding and to enlarge the moral ...


Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk

RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective

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Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk

RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective

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Session D-2: Teaching The Russian Revolution 2.0, Steven Buenning 2016 William Fremd High School

Session D-2: Teaching The Russian Revolution 2.0, Steven Buenning

Professional Learning Day

Early in April 1917, Lenin crossed the Russian border and returned to his homeland, courtesy of a sealed train arranged by the German government. Almost 100 years ago, the Russian Revolution shook the world – and it still does today. Learn how fresh ideas, websites, group activities, a terrific new book, and a teaching unit from the Choices Program (Brown University) – featuring an exciting role play – can energize your classroom. See how the Russian Revolution can ignite your students’ passion for history!


Dehexing Postwar West Balkan Masculinities: The Case Of Bosnia, Croatia, And Serbia, 1998 To 2015, Marko Dumančić 2016 Western Kentucky University

Dehexing Postwar West Balkan Masculinities: The Case Of Bosnia, Croatia, And Serbia, 1998 To 2015, Marko Dumančić

History Faculty Publications

Focusing on Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia, this article examines film and music that emerged in the region since the end of the Yugoslav Wars of Succession. We analyze how the uncertainties of the postwar era facilitated a dynamic field of cultural contestation in which the music and film industries simultaneously challenge and affirm normative masculine sociocultural roles. Although traditional norms have not lost their primacy in public life, we emphasize the fact that attitudes toward masculinity have, in general, become increasingly ambiguous and multivalent. While local sociological studies accurately observe that violence and intolerance constitute central traits for the majority ...


Dehexing Postwar West Balkan Masculinities: The Case Of Bosnia, Croatia, And Serbia, 1998 To 2015, Marko Dumancic 2016 Western Kentucky University

Dehexing Postwar West Balkan Masculinities: The Case Of Bosnia, Croatia, And Serbia, 1998 To 2015, Marko Dumancic

Marko Dumančić

Focusing on Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia, this article examines film and music that
emerged in the region since the end of the Yugoslav Wars of Succession. We analyze
how the uncertainties of the postwar era facilitated a dynamic field of cultural
contestation in which the music and film industries simultaneously challenge and
affirm normative masculine sociocultural roles. Although traditional norms have not
lost their primacy in public life, we emphasize the fact that attitudes toward masculinity
have, in general, become increasingly ambiguous and multivalent. While local
sociological studies accurately observe that violence and intolerance constitute
central traits for the majority ...


Making Scents Of The Past: Stalinism’S Sights And Smells In The Films Of Aleksei German, Sr., Tim Harte 2016 Bryn Mawr College

Making Scents Of The Past: Stalinism’S Sights And Smells In The Films Of Aleksei German, Sr., Tim Harte

Russian Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Embroidery In The Circle Of The Last Romanovs, Wendy Salmond 2016 Chapman University

Embroidery In The Circle Of The Last Romanovs, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Articles and Research

This article essay examines the liturgical embroideries associated with the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna and her sister Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna. It suggests that the sisters’ needlework for sacred purposes was invested with a significance not seen in elite Russian society since the late seventeenth century. At a time when the arts of Orthodoxy were undergoing a state-sponsored renaissance, who was better suited to lead the resurgence of liturgical embroidery than the wife and sister-in-law of the Emperor, the last in a long line of royal women seeking to assert their piety and their power through traditional women’s work? In ...


See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Poetics Of Violence In Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry, Benjamin Julius Dranoff 2016 Bard College

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Poetics Of Violence In Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry, Benjamin Julius Dranoff

Senior Projects Spring 2016

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


Romantic Nationalism And The Image Of The Bird-Human In Russian Art Of The 19th And Early 20th Century, Kathleen Diane Keating 2016 Bard College

Romantic Nationalism And The Image Of The Bird-Human In Russian Art Of The 19th And Early 20th Century, Kathleen Diane Keating

Senior Projects Spring 2016

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


Dostoevsky's "Bobok": A Translation To The Language Of The Stage, Daniel Julian Krakovski 2016 Bard College

Dostoevsky's "Bobok": A Translation To The Language Of The Stage, Daniel Julian Krakovski

Senior Projects Spring 2016

As a joint major in Russian & Eurasian Studies and Theater & Performance, my senior project is a translation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story entitled “Бобок: записки одного человека” [Bobok: Notes of a Certain Individual] (1873) from Russian into English. This translation then served as the textual foundation for what eventually—after a six-month rehearsal process—became a solo performance featuring an actor named Fergus Baumann. I co-directed the performance in tandem with my collaborator Eileen Goodrich. Our production was featured in the Theater & Performance Senior Project Festival, which provided us with three performances in the Luma Theater of the Richard ...


"Between Sunset And River": Nabokov's Bridge To The Otherworld, Jesse R. Weiss 2016 Bard College

"Between Sunset And River": Nabokov's Bridge To The Otherworld, Jesse R. Weiss

Senior Projects Spring 2016

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


Embodied Word, Disembodied Woman: The Ethics And Aesthetics Of Elena Guro, Shelby Ruth Wardlaw 2016 University of Colorado Boulder

Embodied Word, Disembodied Woman: The Ethics And Aesthetics Of Elena Guro, Shelby Ruth Wardlaw

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Russian poet, painter, and playwright Elena Guro builds on the Futurist concept of the liberation of the word, extending it to the sphere of meaning construction. She points out that the current construction of meaning demands a humanitarian and moral price. Modernity affirms hierarchical constructions that privilege the strong over the weak, the visible over the invisible, the man-made over the natural. Guro locates the potential for subversion in the subjective gaze of the dreamer, the scatterbrain, the mentally ill, the feminine, and the natural. These categories are not equivalent, yet they share one important feature: they are overlooked by ...


Performing Identity After Yugoslavia: Contemporary Art Beyond And Through The Ethno-National, Arielle M. Myers 2016 University of Colorado at Boulder

Performing Identity After Yugoslavia: Contemporary Art Beyond And Through The Ethno-National, Arielle M. Myers

Art History Theses & Dissertations

This project suggests readings of contemporary performative artworks from the South Slavic region that look beyond the ethno-national identity of the artist to examine intersectional identities in play, expressions of war memory and trauma, and repudiations of the often essentializing gaze of the international art market on artists currently working in the post-Yugoslav space. While issues of ethno-nationalism are certainly a part of identity construction in post-Yugoslav society, and a result of the identity politics of the globalized art world that these artists entered into after the end of socialism in Eastern Europe, it is reductive to relegate the works ...


A Clash Of Fictions: Geopolitics In Recent Russian And Ukrainian Literature, Yvonne Howell 2016 University of Richmond

A Clash Of Fictions: Geopolitics In Recent Russian And Ukrainian Literature, Yvonne Howell

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

When the vast, multinational Soviet empire collapsed in 1991, the geopolitical structure it had struggled to maintain for most of the 20111 century - often by means of brutal repression and forced remobilization of entire populations - proved itself in the eyes of many to be fatally out of sync with the epochal norm of the nation-state. By the end of the 18th century, people in many parts of the world had begun to "imagine themselves" as nations and to organize politically into states whose primary function would be to protect, nurture, and (in a kind of Romantic feedback loop) vindicate the ...


Spectral Liberalism: On The Subjects Of Political Economy In Moscow, Adam Leeds 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Spectral Liberalism: On The Subjects Of Political Economy In Moscow, Adam Leeds

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The world since 1989 has appeared to many as the “end of history,” a uniform “neoliberalism” underpinned by abstract economic theories. This dissertation, based on two years of fieldwork in among the economists of Moscow (2010–2012), brings the tools of science studies to the social sciences, building on studies of the co-constitution of objects and rationalities of rule to take seriously the local lives of mathematical economics as culture. I offer an approach to the production of liberal political modernity through unpacking how economic knowledge contributes to assembling the object it claims to study—“the economy.” In creating disciplinary ...


Power, Sexuality, And The Masochistic Aesthetic From Sacher-Masoch To Kharms, Maya Vinokour 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Power, Sexuality, And The Masochistic Aesthetic From Sacher-Masoch To Kharms, Maya Vinokour

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This project centers on what I call the “masochistic aesthetic,” which emerged as literature dovetailed with medicine and law in German-speaking Europe and Russia around 1900. I argue that incipient totalitarian societies instrumentalized art and literature to produce citizens who enthusiastically consented to painful social discipline — that is, political masochists. Masochistic narratives like Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs (1870), Anton Chekhov’s The Duel (1891), or Andrei Platonov’s Happy Moscow (1933-6) reflect the ethnographic attention to borderlands, regulation of the body, and indefinite delay of pleasure inherent in the imperial or totalitarian settings that engendered them. After ...


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