RUSS 220 A: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History

Course Flyer: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Location: 
DEN 213
SLN: 
19269
Joint Sections: 
GWSS 290 A
Instructor:
Veronica Muskheli

Syllabus Description:

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“Mothers and Daughters in Russian Literature and Culture”

(Russian 220 A), Spring 2018

 

Instructor: Veronica Muskheli, PhC,

Time: MTuWThF 12:30-1:20 pm Location: Denny Hall 213

Office: Padelford Hall, A215 Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 pm and by appointment Email: nika@uw.edu

OVERVIEW

The course, taught in English, explores mother-daughter pairs in Russian folklore and literature. It examines relatively short works—folktales, novellas, shorts stories, narrative poems, plays, and films—from the point of view of psychoanalytical, Jungian, feminist, queer, and gender theory within the Russian cultural context.

FORMAT

The class meets every day for lectures and active discussions. In preparation for each class, students read and re-read primary texts and critical literature that provides theoretical frameworks for interpretation of the texts. Students examine excerpts in close-reading workshops conducted on Wednesdays, write short one-page responses regularly throughout the quarter to turn them in on Fridays, and produce a 5- to 7-page final paper based on one of their weekly responses.

Catalog Description: 
Explores important trends and issues in Russian literary and cultural history. Taught in English.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
February 27, 2018 - 9:17pm