RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History

Russian Crime Fiction
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20306
 
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Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts
 
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M W 14:30-16:20
 
SIG 225
Introduces important trends and movements in Russian literary and cultural history. Offered in English.

From czars to comrades and to new Russians, from Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoevsky to Boris Akunin and Alexandra Marinina, the course will cover more than two centuries of Russian crime writing. Other featured writers include Anton Chekhov and Vladimir Nabokov. It's all about who is good, who is evil, who is up, who is down, and, of course, who dunnit. All readings, lectures, and discussions will be in English. No prior knowledge of Russian, Russian literature or history is required to take this course. No prerequisites.

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