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RUSS 120 A: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History

Food in Russia

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
BAG 154
SLN: 
20095
Joint Sections: 
RUSS 320 A, CHID 270 A, RUSS 120 C, GEOG 295 B,
Instructor:
José Alaniz

Additional Details:

This course examines food in Russian literature, cinema, art and memoir.  Relying on the critical writings of food studies scholars such as Michael Pollan and others, we will consider food in the Russian context, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet era, delving into such matters as table manners; excess; holidays; vegetarianism; communal dining; Soviet home economics; and hunger throughout Russian history.

Catalog Description: 
Introduces important trends and movements in Russian literary and cultural history. Offered in English.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 3:37pm
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