RUSS 395 - Topics in Russian Literature
Prerequisite: RUSS 262 or equivalent. A seminar on a particular author, period, or genre. Recent topics have included Russian War Stories, Russian Childhood, The Art and Craft of Propaganda, and The Caucases. The subject changes annually. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. Conducted in Russian.
Fall 2017, RUSS 395-01: Russian War Stories (3). Prerequisite: RUSS 262 or equivalent. Students choose works from Tolstoy's War and Peace and accounts of war by contemporary journalists, read in Russian. (HL) Brodsky.
Winter 2018, RUSS 395-01: Soviet Childhood (3). Prerequisite: RUSS 262 or equivalent. In the first part of the course, students examine films, songs, paintings, and literary pieces glorifying childhood in the Soviet Union in general and the institution of Soviet Pioneers (a political organization for children) in particular. Later, students read memoirs and documents dealing with orphanages and the Stalin era's labor camps where many children worked and died, read in Russian. (HL) Brodsky.
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