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RUSS 210 A: From Paganism To Christianity: Medieval Russian Mythology, Literature, And Culture


Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 10:30am - 11:20am
SMI 304
Joint Sections: 
ENGL 242 F, CHID 270 B, C LIT 250 A, ,
Barbara Henry

Additional Details:

Underworlds are both real and metaphoric: subways and coalmines, Hades and Hell, criminal subcultures, political undergrounds, horror-movie basements and windowless office cubicles. Stories of these underworlds address the most profound questions of our lives: what happens after we die?  Where do we come from? Where are we going? What are our responsibilities to our world, each other, ourselves? This class looks at works of art and literature from Russia, the US, and Europe, set in many different underworlds, which intersect with and shape our perceptions of the world around us. You will learn to recognize the mythic underworld and understand how it functions not only in art, but in your own life. All readings in English!

Catalog Description: 
Covers Pagan mythology and folk tales; Christian hagiography and morality tales; the beginnings of secular literature; and fashions, music, paintings, and architecture. Up to 1600. Offered: W.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 3:37pm