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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 201 - Revolution, Sci-Fi, Dystopia

The study of Russian literature and culture in the 20th century, from the turmoil of the Revolution through the terror of Stalin’s Soviet Union to the momentous changes of the 1990s. The focus will be on literature and art, grappling with aesthetic concerns amid censorship, purges and rapid political change. Readings might include: Akhmatova, Babel, Zamyatin, Nabokov, Gorky, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Bitov, Baranskaia, Tokareva, Petrushevskaia. Cultural materials cover the avant-garde, Soviet theatre and ballet, samizdat and other unofficial art, glasnost and the new trends of the past few years. (Previously Russian Literature: From Revolution to the Present)

Credits 1

Course taught in English and all course materials are in English



Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Taylor and Lane Scholars