RUSS 523 A: Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century

Winter 2024
Meeting:
WF 9:30am - 11:20am / MLR 316
SLN:
20050
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
RUSS 323 A , C LIT 362 B
Instructor:
GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY.
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:
Survey of twentieth-century Russian poetry and prose. Pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and emigre authors, trends, and genres. Includes survey of twentieth-century literary criticism as well, in particular Russian formalists and Mikhail Bakhtin.
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
May 28, 2024 - 11:42 am