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Russian Studies

The Senior Program

The Senior Program at Hamilton is a culminating intellectual experience in which students draw on and integrate the knowledge, research and language skills gained in the first three years. At the center of the Senior Program is the senior project, which in Russian studies usually takes the form of an extended research thesis or translation using Russian-language sources and carried out under the close supervision of at least one faculty member.

Recent projects in Russian studies include:

  • Earning Peace: An Analysis of Mikhail Bulgakov's Satirical Revenge in The Master and Margarita
  • Cataloguing Empire: Photographic Typologies as a Record of Late Imperial Russia (1839-1917)
  • Business and the Crisis in Russian Health Care
  • Perceptions of Tsar Nicholas II in Contemporary Russia
  • A Look at Soviet Prison Camps through the Eyes of Women
  • Soviet Russian Village Prose: Reclaiming a Lost Heritage Gender and Sexuality in Russian Symbolist Short Fiction
  • A Formalistic Analysis of the Inhuman and Absurd in the Works of Daniil Kharms
  • Reality of the Imagination: Fairy-tale Elements in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
  • Investigation into the Origins of Russian Obscenities
  • Race in Russia: Reflections of a Black Student in Siberia
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