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Leading Article
Museum Named After Ostrovsky: Traditions and Innovations in Modern Conditions

The article for the first time analyzes the introduction of new event-practices in the scientific and educational activities of the Museum named after N. Ostrovsky. Currently, patriotic education is a priority direction of the state policy of the Russian Federation. Sociocultural institutions, in particular museums, face the task of comprehensive spiritual, moral and intellectual development of the younger generation, fostering a sense of patriotism and citizenship, respect for the memory of defenders of the Fatherland, the older generation.

Keywords: Museum named after N. Ostrovsky, cultural heritage, preservation of historical heritage, historical memory, traditions, value orientations, event.

Nikolay G. Denisov, Valeriya V. Yakovleva

Young Scholars’ Platform
Themes, Plots and Characters in Bright Sheng’s Operas

The article is the first to consider the operatic works of the contemporary ChineseAmerican composer Bright Sheng (b. 1955). An attempt is made to comprehend the composer’s figurative and thematic preferences in the operatic genre that represent various branches of the musical and stage art of the postmodern era. The main aim of the study is to analyze the vectors of development of the composer’s operatic creativity. In Sheng’s works, one can observe a variety of cultural contexts associated with a wide range of his composing interests, as well as the stylistic integration of his work, representing a conglomerate of myths and historical narratives from European and Eastern traditions.

Cui Shuo

Young Scholars’ Platform
Heroes of American Comedy Films of the 1990s as a Reflection of the US Culture

The article presents the results of a study of the 1990s US comedy heroes as the embodiment of American culture. The aim of the study is achieved using a hermeneutic approach to cinematography with a subsequent analysis of the behavior and appearance of the typical heroes of US comedy films of the 1990s on the material of the films True Lies, Dumb and Dumber, and Liar, Liar. The study is based on a comparative method that allows correlating the movie characters, methods of analysis and synthesis. Relying on Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutic approach, the author interprets the actions of the film characters through the ideas of project, motive, agent, and intervention. The hermeneutic approach provides an opportunity for viewing comedy films as texts, and film characters as symbolic elements of cinematography.

Vladimir N. Bedenko

Young Scholars’ Platform
The Domestic Practice of Adapting Latin American Telenovelas (On the Example of Not Born Beautiful)

The article uses the example of the transformation of Latin American originals by structural and functional analysis to consider the principles of transferring the plot to a different cultural environment, their dependence on the local mentality. 

S.V. Luzyanin

Cultural studies
Post-drama Theater: About a New Challenge to the National Theatrical Culture

In the study devoted to the current problems of Russian theatrical culture, the authors analyze fundamentally different theoretical and creative approaches to the cultural understanding of theatrical art. On the one hand, the modern domestic theater is focused on borrowing Western European theatrical culture, on the other hand, this situation creates a deep contradiction with the tradition of the national theater, its history, evolution and fundamental principles.

Mikhail K. Naidenko, Svetlana V. Mikheeva, Elena A. Goncharova, Anna M. Kirsanova

Cultural studies
Images of Life and Death in the Folk Art Tradition оf the South of Russia (Based on the Material of the Folk Art Culture of Belgorod Oblast)

The article aims to consider the founding principles of the traditional Russian worldview through the images of life and death captured in the regional ornament. Being in many cases an actual continuation of the most important rituals of culture and a marker of their boundaries, the ornament today deserves an analysis of its value-based and visual structures at a new level.

Irina V. Shvedova

Cultural studies
The Problem of the Culturological Dimension of Sport as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

The article analyzes the current situation with the culturological scientific understanding of the sociocultural phenomenon of sport, and actualizes the related problems. Arousing the well-deserved researchers’ interest, this phenomenon is considered in the absence of justified methodological instruments in the field of culturological knowledge. In the various dimensions of sport proper, sociological, political, philosophical and many other approaches, the sociocultural phenomenon of sport acquires different, sometimes opposite meanings.

Mikhail K. Naidenko, Elizaveta A. Naidenko, Anna V. Tonkovidova

Theory and History of Art
The Symbolic Portrait in the Works of Orest Kiprensky

The article considers three portraits by Orest Kiprensky painted in the 1820s: of Ekaterina Avdulina, of Alexander Golitsyn, and of Alexander Pushkin. The author analyzes their content and formal features. Taking into account the figurative complexity of these works, which differ from most portraits of that time, the author suggests that these portraits should be considered symbolic. The difference between allegory and symbol in the romantic era is briefly considered. The author tries to decipher the ideas of these works, identifies possible sources that influenced the creation of the portrait images. 

Yuri Yu. Gudymenko

Theory and History of Art
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s Activities in the Reflection of the National Culture the Turn of the 20th Century

The article aims to examine the activities of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, a prominent figure in Russian culture and composer. In its main section, the multifaceted creative process of the composer is analyzed. He laid the foundations for a three-tier education cycle for professional musicians: school, college, university.

Tatyana V. Sorokina

Theory and History of Art
Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Theory and Practice in the Moulage Modeling of Costumes

The relevance of the topic lies in the importance of the skill of costume modeling, which contributes to the expansion of the boundaries of creative consciousness, the formation of the design conception, develops an understanding of form and space, a good eye and dexterity in creating elegant lines, fancy details and products. The authors conducted a study of the complex shape and cut of the dress from the Alexander McQueen collection by the moulage method of modeling on a mannequin. 

Irina N. Ivashchenko, Ulyana D. Vasenkova

Cultural Studies of Russian South is a quarterly Russian research journal. It was founded in 2002.

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