Laura G. Waters '19, Gettysburg College
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This paper examines the art of Euphrosinia Kersnovskaia (1907-1994) as it relates to both the larger experience and narrative of the Soviet Gulag and to the survival of the artist. Larger trends of art made under oppression are used to find reason for such seemingly insignificant acts, and art therapy frameworks provide analytical bases for approach. By looking at such deeply subjective forms of memory and its transcription, individuality and humanity is returned to an inhuman penal system.
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Waters, Laura G., "Captive Body, Free Mind: Euphrosinia Kersnovskaia, the Gulag, and Art Under Oppression" (2017). Student Publications. 568.