RUSS 323 A: Revolution: Twentieth Century Russian Literature and Culture

Winter 2024
Meeting:
WF 9:30am - 11:20am / MLR 316
SLN:
20047
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
C LIT 362 B , RUSS 523 A
Instructor:
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

YOU WILL FIND THE COURSE SYLLABUS IN THE WEEK 1 CANVAS MODULE.

 

RUSS 323/C LIT 362/RUSS 543

RUSSIAN LITERATURE

AND CULTURE

(1917-present)

 

We will take a sweeping tour of the dynamic literary and cultural scene of 20th/21st-century Russia, from the Bolshevik Revolution, Diaspora and Socialist Realist period, through the purges and post-Stalin ‘Thaw’, to the Stagnation, Perestroika and Post-Soviet eras. Lectures and discussion will focus on important literary texts of the 20th/21st centuries, as well as on relevant films, music and paintings. Lectures will also impart vital information to aid your appreciation of this literature, and thus form an important part of this course – please do your best not to miss them or our class discussions on the material.  By course’s end you should have a basic grounding in the major trends, authors and literary canon of Russian literature of this period.

Catalog Description:
Explores Russian literature and culture during the twentieth century before perestroika, a period of "revolutions" and unprecedented change in political, cultural, and economic life. Authors include Babel, Bulgakov, Il'f and Petrov, and Nabokov. Periods include symbolism, revolution, Soviet, Stalinist, the "thaw", and post-Soviet. Offered: Sp.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
February 21, 2024 - 7:17 pm