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SLST 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Knife Fight, Federal Security Service, Viggo Mortensen
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Russian Mafia continued theme: the connection between the Soviet and Russian secret services and the Russian mafia. Eastern Promises (director David Cronenberg, 2007) places the threatening Other from the East in the midst...

Slavic Studies
SLST 364
Olga Pressitch
SLST 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Balkan Mountains, Army Of Republika Srpska, Tracksuit
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The Balkans (Southeastern Europe) Skavenka Drakulic: The Balkans is what Europe is not Balkanization: fragmentation into hostile states accompanied by violence The Balkan peninsula (named after the Balkan Mountains) Greece...

Slavic Studies
SLST 364
Olga Pressitch
SLST 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Gypsy Punk, American Jews, Elijah Wood
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Everything is Illuminated (2005) -Addressing the stereotype of Eastern Europe as the land of prejudices and ethnic violence (Borat). -Begins much like Borat, but then takes us on a more serious journey through the landsca...

Slavic Studies
SLST 364
Olga Pressitch
SLST 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Noble Savage, Chinese Classics, Kremlinology
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Cold War Stereotypes -After the second world war, the two camps: the socialist and the capitalist states -Defined by politics, but encoded though the cultural stereotype of the backward yet threatening Other -In Cold-War ...

Slavic Studies
SLST 364
Olga Pressitch
SLST 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Natalya Simonova, Rosa Klebb, R. H. Bruce Lockhart
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Golden Eye -Captain Ivan Danko was an Eastern European visiting the West; Commander Bond in GoldenEye (1995) is a Westerner going to Eastern Europe. -Post-communist eastern Europe, although the Cold War is still in the b...

Slavic Studies
SLST 364
Olga Pressitch
SLST 180 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Evil Eye, Volkhv, Modern Paganism
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Russian Magic and Folk Belief • Pagan magician/priest: volkhv (pl. volkhvy) • Christian church trying to stamp out pagan beliefs simply reinforced them as power...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Disneyfication, Sandra Gilbert, Jack Zipes
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The Fairy Tale Theorists • Approaches to interpreting fairy tales o Morphological (Vladimir Propp, 1920s) o Neo-Freudian (Bruno Bettelheim, 1970s) o Neo-M...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture 10: SLST 180 Lecture 10 and 11
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Friday, January 27, 2017 Nightingale Robber origins: o Mythological creature man and bird o Parable for Christianization of Russia pagans driven into forests and eventually vanquished by Christians o A historical highway r...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture 5: SLST 180 Lectures 5 and 7
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Punishment of villains o Brothers Grimm: wicked queen must dance in redhot shoes o Russian: Servant and uncle shot by firing squad Stepmother is tied to the tail of a horse and dragged until dead ...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture 4: SLST 180
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Friday, January 13, 2017 Cinderella Tale (Cont.) Two Russian folk versions of Cinderella: o Zamarashka (dirty face) o Zolushka (from the word for cinders Cinderella) Baba Yaga o Witch that lives in a hut that runs on chick...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture 3: SLST 180
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Festivals from ChristmasJune are about calling in a good harvest, then bringing in the harvest itself Ivan Kupalo: July 67, both a water holiday and a bonfire holiday o Named in honour of John t...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture 2: SLST 180
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Pagan Russia 839 CE: Kingdom of Rus founded with capital as Kyiv 988 CE: Prince Vladimir, ruler of Kievan Rus, accepts Christianity Conception of the world based on the World TreeTree of Life o 3 ...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.
SLST 180 Lecture 1: SLST 180
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Friday, January 6, 2017 A Brief History of the Fairy Tale from the Beginning of Time Until Now Tales are thought to have originated during the Megalithic, 90003000 BCE Tales were originally oral different every time o Havi...

Slavic Studies
SLST 180
Swift Megan A.

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