GLITS 311 D: Literature Across Times

Winter 2023
Meeting:
WF 9:30am - 11:20am / ARC 160
SLN:
15459
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
C LIT 362 B , HONORS 241 B , CHID 495 A , RUSS 340 A , RUSS 543 A , ENGL 300 A
Instructor:
MODERN LIT: RUSSIA'S BIG BOOKS SAME AS RUSS 340 A
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

The Master and Margarita

Generations of Russian readers, writers and cultural figures have called Mikhail Bulgakov’s "The Master and Margarita" (published posthumously in 1966) the greatest novel of the 20th century. This may strike non-Russians as a odd choice; besides its hilarious satire of the early Soviet Union, the work encompasses a visit by Satan and his retinue, naked witches flying on broomsticks over Moscow, the most bizarre ball in all of literature and a reimagining of the last days of Jesus Christ. Bulgakov’s novel has an irreducible weirdness to it, somehow embracing a resolutely Christian, pagan and atheist vision of life. This course examines the novel itself, as well as it sources, its adaptations, its commercialization and its enduring place in Russian culture, all while exploring the many weirdnesses that make it a truly unique reading experience.

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Catalog Description:
Studies in literary and cultural history, spanning multiple periods. Topics vary.
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
February 20, 2024 - 3:50 am