RUSS 395 - Topics in Russian Literature
Prerequisite: RUSS 262 or equivalent. A seminar on a particular author, period, or genre. The subject changes annually. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. Conducted in Russian.
Fall 2015, RUSS 395-01: Topics in Russian Literature: The Art and The Craft of Soviet Propaganda (3). Prerequisite: RUSS 262 or equivalent. An examination of early Soviet propaganda in visual arts, poetry, and film. Students consider paintings and photography by El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Varvara Stepanova, poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Eduard Bagritskii and Demian Bednyi, and films by Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Aleksander Dovzhenko, read in Russian. (HL) Brodsky.
Winter 2016, RUSS 395-01: Topics in Russian Literature: War Stories (3). Memoirs and journalistic accounts dealing with Russian 20th-century wars, starting with World War I and ending with the ongoing war in Ukraine. The seminar looks at the facts and the myths concerning Russian military operations. Conducted in Russian. (HL) Brodsky. Planned Offering: Offered when interest is expressed and department resources permit.
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