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 Caucasus. The subject changes annually. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. Conducted in Russian.
Winter 2019, RUSS 395-01: History of Russian Journalism (3). Students read works in Russian by a number of Soviet journalists such as Mikhail Koltsov, Ilf, and Petrov. Students also study works of the outstanding journalists of the post-Soviet era–Anna Politkovskaya, Fatima Tlisova, Elena Racheva, Vitaly Portnikov, and Svetlana Alexievich. (HL) Brodsky.
Fall 2018, RUSS 395-01: Russian Literature of the Fantastic (3). Prerequisite: RUSS 262 or equivalent. Students choose works of fantastic literature by 19th- and 20th-century authors such as Nikoloi Gogol, Fyodor Sologub, Zinaida Gippius, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Liudmila Petrushevskaya, read in Russian. (HL) Brodsky.
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