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Art History and Visual Culture; Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
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Through following the journey of Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in its literary translation from English to Russian and from the page to the screen, this project will attempt to take an interdisciplinary approach in examining the process of adapting stories from beyond the socialist sphere into animated fairy-tales for the Soviet Union’s children; a process that is further complicated when the original author held beliefs completely antithetical to those promoted by the state. Historical contexts, as well as the limitations imposed by state censorship, will be taken into consideration alongside close readings of the original English texts, its Russian language iterations on the page and the screen, and the artistic direction of the film’s visuals.
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Schorer, Willard L., "A Mongoose in Moscow: Adapting 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' to Soviet Animation" (2023). Senior Projects Spring 2023. 330.
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