Русское, советское и иное в послесталинском национальном дискурсе. Предварительные заметки.
Gasan Guseinov examines an example of an early anti-globalist “nativist” [pochvennicheskii] reaction to the internationalization of culture, or early multiculturalism. Using the book My Dagestan, translated into Russian by Vladimir Soloukhin, as well as the latter’s own writing, he analyzes the formation of Soviet postcolonial discourse.
The article identifes ethical issues and risks associated with the tendency to cosmopolitanism in the modern world. The policy of tolerance towards national minorities is considered in the context of educational policy on the example of France and Russia.
The paper examines how a writer turns to rewriter who repairs his/her and other works according to changes political conditions. In patrticular, the Soviet writer is a special kind of employee, a machine of an endless improvement - not of style or creative manner but of the ability to guess all whims of authorities and to repent of the mistakes (first of all, potential, imaginary mistakes). The material of Viktor Shklovsky's production may brightly demonstrate how does repair of a text replace an innovative mechanism of its creation in absentia.
The first in-depth analysis of media &cosmopolitanism that engages critically with existing theories and addresses new case studies in order to question the tendency of a number of scholars to reproduce the fallacies of globalisation research by viewing the relationship between cosmopolitanism and media from an almost exclusive Western perspective;
The present issue traces the conference held in Sept 2011 and devoted to the 70th anniversary of dr. Igor Smirnov, the famous literary and cultural theorist from the Slavic Dept of Konstanz University, Germany. This is the first step of the framework project to explore boundary periods in the history of Russian Culture in opposition to the traditional viewpoint of "Cultural Explosion" conceptualized in the late 1980s by Yuri Lotman in Tartu. The contributors share a notion of crisis as a systematical process which is presupposed in different cultures with irregular rhythm depending from their ideology and aesthetics.
The British socioemotional economy is marked by a tension between cosmopolitan humanitarian sentiments and the denial of sympathy for geographically close, but socially distant, strangers in need. The essence of this tension can be captured by the Dickensian notion of 'telescopic philanthropy'. A proper understanding of this tension would benefit from examining both short-term and secular trends - proximate and distal causal mechanisms. The paper is not explanatory in nature, but aims to generate sensitizing concepts, while at the same time seeking to steer the altruism, morality, and social solidarity literature towards a more active engagement with history, power, and ideology.
Academic commentary on three novels by Yuri Koval
Fragment of a new biography of the poet Nikolai Oleinikova
The present article continues the investigation of the Soqotri verbal system undertaken by the Russian-Soqotri fieldwork team. The article focuses on the so-called “weak” and “geminated” roots in the basic stem. The investigation is based on the analysis of full paradigms (perfect, imperfect and jussive) of more than 170 “weak” and “geminated” Soqotri verbs.