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Call for Papers: Vestnik!


Cover-Page-8 Welcome! Добро пожаловать!

VESTNIK was created by The School of Russian and Asian Studies in an effort to effectively encourage the study of Russia and those states formerly a part of the Soviet Union. VESTNIK is a scholarly journal which publishes the best in undergraduate and graduate research on any subject of relevance to that geographic region.

This, our eighth issue, sees Vestnik return after a nearly-three-year hiatus with another great issue! We have original archival research on "Collaboration and Resistance in Occupied Mogilevskaya Oblast" in Soviet Belarus during WWII. "Tolstoy's Peasant Schools at Yasnaya Polyana" explores the history and philosophy behind Leo Tolstoy's experimental school.

In literature, "Identity Fragmentation in Babel's 'Story of My Dovecote'" explores what it meant to be Jewish in Tsarist Russia through Isaac Babel's short story. Taking a more experimental approach, "Nabokov vs. Набоков: A Literary Investigation of Linguistic Relativity" explores the linguistic differences in Vladimir Nabokov's autobiographies by breaking his word choices down to "primitives."

This issue will also soon include discussions on environmental organizations and psychology of environmentalism in Irkutsk, Russia. A paper applying lessons from iconography to Gogol's "The Portrait" will also be added. Keep an eye out for our November newsletter, where both papers, the pdf version, and the winner of our first ever two-hundred-dollar Jury Award will be announced!

Find out more about the Vestnik Editorial Board and Process
Want to contribute to Vestnik, the Journal of Russian and Asian Studies? Click here!

Full PDF Version, Issue 8 (Click to download)
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Articles also available individually in HTML below

2010-11-10 - Environmental Policy and Politics of Lake Baikal

2010-10-19 - Nabokov vs. Набоков: A Literary Investigation of Linguistic Relativity

2010-10-18 - Tolstoy's Peasant Schools at Yasnaya Polyana

2010-10-18 - Identity Fragmentation in Babel’s "Story of My Dovecote"

2010-10-18 - Collaboration and Resistance in Occupied Mogilevskaya Oblast

- Gogol's "The Portrait" and Russian Orthodox Iconography

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