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"The Raw Material Of Talk:" Svetlana Alexievich's Literary And Humanistic Response To Suffering, Mana Hao Taylor Jan 2019

"The Raw Material Of Talk:" Svetlana Alexievich's Literary And Humanistic Response To Suffering, Mana Hao Taylor

Senior Projects Spring 2019

This paper examines Svetlana Alexievich’s genre of documenting voices of survivors of traumatic Soviet experiences through three of her books: The Unwomanly Face of War: And Oral History of Women in World War Two, Voices from Chernobyl: An Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster, and Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. It engages in a literary analysis based on the study of the narrative structure and the unique authorial techniques used by the author as a witness of other's pain and a listener actively engaged in the storytelling process. Studying these narratives of suffering, deprivation, and identity ...


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

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.


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

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 ...


Ideological Infection In Dostoevsky's "Demons", Sam Joshua Reed Jan 2017

Ideological Infection In Dostoevsky's "Demons", Sam Joshua Reed

Senior Projects Spring 2017

This project is an exploration of ideology in Dostoevsky's 1871 novel "Demons." In this work, Dostoevsky portrays the connection between utopianism and extremism. This project explores how romantic and political idealism becomes the foundation for violence and terrorism, through the relationship of the 1840's liberal Stepan Trofimovich Verhovensky and his nihilistic sons.


Exodus, Henry Lowell Cabot Jan 2017

Exodus, Henry Lowell Cabot

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to the Division of Social Studies of Bard College


Does Russia Love The Whip?, Maeve Emma Mcqueeny Jan 2017

Does Russia Love The Whip?, Maeve Emma Mcqueeny

Senior Projects Spring 2017

State-sponsored violence has permeated the lives of the Russian people for over a millennium. But it has been and is accepted as the price to be paid for national security to combat enemies from without and within, and to keep the country moving forward.

I will show the persuasive methods that allow totalitarian conditions to prevail in a society: from distortion of national memory to romanticize violence; coping mechanisms which breed a mentality of unawareness and denial that allow for the perpetuation of violence; and the effect of transgenerational trauma which allows violence to infect family tradition. I will show ...


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

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 Jan 2016

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.


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

"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.


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

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 ...


Express Yourself: Investigating Wartime Deportations In The Context Of Changing Soviet National Policy, Beryl Emily Taylor Jan 2015

Express Yourself: Investigating Wartime Deportations In The Context Of Changing Soviet National Policy, Beryl Emily Taylor

Senior Projects Spring 2015

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


The Word Of Thought And The Thought Of Word: An Analysis And Translation Of Lev Vygotsky's Chapter Seven In "Thinking And Speech", Amanda Gan Jan 2014

The Word Of Thought And The Thought Of Word: An Analysis And Translation Of Lev Vygotsky's Chapter Seven In "Thinking And Speech", Amanda Gan

Senior Projects Spring 2014

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


This Must Be The Place: A Return To The Borscht Belt, Ezra Glenn Jan 2012

This Must Be The Place: A Return To The Borscht Belt, Ezra Glenn

Senior Projects Spring 2012

This Must Be the Place: a Return to the Borscht Belt

The Borscht Belt is a region in and around the Catskill Mountains, primarily in Sullivan and Ulster counties, which was once home to over 1,100 resorts, country clubs, golf courses, hotels, and bungalow colonies.

Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century, the first waves of Jewish immigrants arrived from Eastern Europe to New York City in droves. Small Jewish farming colonies that had sprung up in the mid-19th century began opening their doors to vacationers from the city as makeshift boarding houses, in order to ...