ARTICULT #8 (4-2012)
CINEMA – METHODOLOGY – COGNITION
Author: Schtein Sergey, PhD in Art, assistant professor of the Research and Educational Center "Cinema and Contemporary Art", Russian State University for the Humanities, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: The article considers problem of necessity to form paradigmal knowledge concerning cinematography and culture as interacted phenomena. In this regard we describe the situation of possible transgression of any extreme limited form of rationality, and formulate principles of construction of methodological paradigm concerning randomly complex objects.
Keywords: Art of cinema, culture, methodology, cognition, cinema-studies methodology, paradigmolog, systematic cinema-studies, scientific paradigm, methodological paradigm
THROUGH THE IRON CURTAIN: REPRESENTATION OF USA VISUAL ART IN THE AMERIKA (SOVIET MONTHLY ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE) DURING THE COLD WAR
Author: Chunikhin Kirill, student of the MA program, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: email@example.com
Summary: The article explores the strategies of American fine art representation in USIA official magazine “Amerika”. The author attempts to create a periodization of the magazine’s fine art representation policy, buttressing his arguments with several most prominent examples chosen from more than 400 issues of the years 1945-1989.
Keywords: Cold War, Magazine “Amerika” (Moscow, USSR), USA Fine Arts, Representation
THE HERMENEUTIC CIRCLE AT THE LIGHT OF COMPARATIVE CULTURAL STUDIES: ETHOS OF PROTESTANTISM AND AMERICAN CRITICISM OF DOSTOEVSKY'S NOVELS
Author: Fomin Alexander, post-graduate student of the Research and Educational Center "Cinema and Contemporary Art", Russian State University for the Humanities, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: This article is dedicated to the problem of intercultural dialogue and specifically to the problem of translation, perception and understanding the foreign cultural codes. Using as basis the known literary works devoted to Dostoevsky’s novels the author gives a set of examples of how American critics perceive and treat the ideas of the Great Russian writer through their own Protestant moral and philosophy. At the same time, the issues like peculiarities, dangers and the possibility of "understanding" and "interpreting" an art text are touched upon in the article.
Keywords: text interpretation, hermeneutics, Dostoevsky, Protestantism, American literary criticism, dialogue of cultures, literature as art
NEW TRENDS IN MEDIEVAL ICONOGRAPHY STUDIES
Author: Chuvorkina Olga, teaching assistant of the Research and Educational Center "Cinema and Contemporary Art", Russian State University for the Humanities, e-mail: email@example.com
Summary: Review: Baschet J. L'iconographie médiévale. Paris, 2008.
Keywords: medieval iconography, relational iconography, serial iconography, “image-object”