This monograph examines mutual transformations between literature and science in certain texts authored by St. Petersburg Formalists, a literary school that emerged shortly before the Russian Revolution. The author discusses the Formalists' methodological and philosophical origins, the emergence of their collective biography and professional circle of friends, Viktor Shklovsky's literary experiments, and Boris Eichenbaum's intimate prose. The concept of literariness – rather vague and since then abandoned – takes centre stage in the paper as it did in the early work of the Russian Formalists.
The collective monograph presents the results of the research project conducted in 2009 through the course of the “Jean Monnet” program with support from the European Commission. The paper reflects the dynamics of the role of the European Union (EU) in the processes of global governance, contains an analysis of the methods used by the EU to achieve its goals and models of the formation of international partnerships. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the role and influence of the EU in the “Group of Seven / Eight” for the last 10 years, including ever-increasing scope of authority of the EU in the field of common foreign policy and security policy. The EU’s role in the “Group of Eight” has not been studied sufficiently yet, but over the last decade the EU, now comprising of 27 member countries, have been through structural and institutional changes that have enhanced its influence and legitimacy. The book traces the transformation of the identity of the EU as a global actor in the past 10 years, and assesses the significance of these changes for the relations between Russia and the EU.
This book is recommended as a textbook for those studying in international relations, activities of international organizations, the processes of globalization and integration.
New volume in the “New sources on the history of Russia. Rossica Inedita” series presents a previously unpublished and unknown to scholars set of documents — letters, diary entries, and diverse notes — found in the notebook of Aleksei Ivanovich Rzhevsky, major of the Shirvan Infantry Regiment. Covering the period of 1755–1759, Rzhevsky’s papers reflect the life of a mid-ranking officer and the realities of service in the rear of the Russian army during the Seven Years War; the author’s extensive social contacts; and his dealings with his relatives. These documents are especially valuable as they, uniquely for that period, also include Rzhevsky’s extensive descriptions of his many physical afflictions and the methods of (self) treatment he resorted to, in addition to his emotional states and love affairs.
This book is intended for scholars working in the fields of history and cultural studies, as well as for all readers interested in history.