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Faculty of Humanities Launches Joint Programme with Utah Valley University (U.S.)

Master's students in the Political Linguistics programme presented papers at a joint Russian-American seminar. Anastasia Alekseyeva and Ekaterina Guskova presented their research on how adults resist difficulties.

The programme opened with an evening meet and greet.

Master's students in the Political Linguistics programme presented papers at a joint Russian-American seminar. Anastasia Alekseyeva and Ekaterina Guskova presented their research on how adults resist difficulties. Ekaterina Chernysheva and Kseniya Flyagina characterised the ideologemes of literary and art museums in Nizhny Novgorod. Ekaterina Scherbakova and Natalia Vantsova, using methods of hermeneutic analysis, explained how residents of Nizhny Novgorod understand the significance of large and small monumental sculptures in the city. Irina Mironova, Nadezhda Alexandrova, and Daria Samylina described the unique characteristics of informal epigraphy on streets in Nizhny Novgorod. Finally, Kseniya Spiridonova analysed the dominating narratives among high school students from various schools around Nizhny Novgorod about their hometown.

The American participants talked about the complexity of the research methods young researchers use in Nizhny Novgorod, as well as the methodological and theoretical coherence of research and ideas for the research they are planning to carry out during their time in Russia. Their interests are focused on gender studies, LGBT rights, problems in studying culture, and intercultural communication.

Aside from working directly with students, Professor Michael Minch will give an open lecture, 'On the Present State of Political Culture and National Politics in the United States,' which will take place at 3:30 p.m. on May 20 at 25 Bolshaya Pecherskaya St., auditorium 301.

As part of the joint programme, a round tablewill be held on May 22 called ‘Current Problems in Contemporary Public Policy: Family, Education, Ecology’ (Auditorium 407, 3:00-5:00 p.m.).

Open to all who are interested!