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Papers in Liberal Arts:


Scandinavian History:

RUNIC INSCRIPTIONS AS A PRIMARY HISTORICAL SOURCERunestones and their usefulness to the historian.
AN INQUIRY INTO A SCANDINAVIAN HOMELAND FOR THE RUS'A look at the traces of the Scandinavian origins of the founders of Russia.

Economic History:

THE PARADOX OF VALUEPlato's forms and the origin of money.
SOVIET COOPERATIVES: TRANSIENT OR PERMANENT?Discussion of Gorbachev's economic reforms, from prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union.
THE THREAD IN RADISHCHEV'S NEEDLEThe influence of Alexander Radishchev on overly optimistic economic expectations in the historiography of the Russian Emancipation.

Lit Crit Papers:

THE GOLDMINE OF LEVI-STRAUSSA short critique of the application of Levi-Strauss's method to folk tales.
MYTHOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN STRINDBERG'S "THE FATHER"Greek & Roman mythology underlying Strindberg's play entitled "The Father".
EVALUATION OF THE PRIMARY CHRONICLE: AN ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL CHARACTER THEMESThe Russian Primary Chronicle and it's influence on defining the national character traits.
EVALUATION OF THE CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY OF ARCHPRIEST AVVAKUM AS HE HIMSELF PRESENTS ITA look at the autobiography of the Russian Archpriest Avvakum.
OBLOMOV: A MAN OF HIS TIMEGoncharov's Oblomov as social commentary.
TOLSTOY AND LEVIN: ANNIHILATING THE NIHILISTSA short review of Tolstoy's attack on rationalism through Anna Karenina.
THE THEME OF CHANGE IN 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATUREA short look at the theme of 'change' as used in Petersburg, We, The Master & Margarita and Farewell to Matyora.
THUS SPOKE NIETZSCHENietzsche's philosophy in the context of his life.
HOLBERG AND RUSSIAA brief survey of the impact of Ludvig Holberg on Russia.
A CRITICISM OF CRITICISMTowards a poetic description of mathematics.

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