The article presents an overview of poetry books published in Russian in 1913.
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.
Mikhail Velizhev and Timur Atnashev's article is a response to Michael David-Fox's paper concerning the Russian "Modernity" as a problem. Velizhev and Atnashev analyze the concept of "Modernity" in the context of Russian Sonderweg theory.
The present article is devoted to the phenomenon of speech dissipation (or rather, destruction) in the films of Alexei German (1938—2013). The author considers all German’s films successively to demonstrate the changes of discourse — both regarding film characters and narrative structure. German starts from the traditional way of sound and speech that illustrate a visual event, but then comes to the idea of obstructed speech that hampers a spectator’s perception. An effect of sound chaos becomes a specific feature of German’s personal filming manner, and strongly affects the whole aesthetics of Late Leningrad (Petersburg) Film School.
The article is written on the role of football in the Soviet poetry of the 1920s
In "Soviet sociology as police science," Alexander F. Filippov attempts to examine Soviet sociology of the 1960s and early 1970s in terms of so-called "police science," a system of administrative disciplines that had their heyday in Europe during the second half of the eighteenth century. Unlike Western sociology, which developed as one of the alternatives to police science, sociology in the USSR could not be oriented toward solving fundamental theoretical problems — these remained the focus of ideological work. The main task of Soviet sociology, then, was the search for the best methods for managing an ever-more-complicated society with the ostensible aim of "the common good" (decisions about which were taken by an administration in which citizens had no part). Police surveillance and administrative knowledge (also in essence oriented toward policing) were supposed to complement each other in this state of universal well-being for all.