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SLAV 2068 Literature and Revolution (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore the encounter of Russian literature and culture with revolution and the impact of political and social changes on the Russian artistic imagination. The introductory part of this course will address the themes of social and political rebellion in nineteenth century literature in the works of Pushkin, Hertzen, and Turgenev. We will then consider the wild artistic experimentation of the Russian modernists during the period of revoltion and social upheaval in Russia that spanned the period from 1890 to 1930. The reading will include works by Akhmatova, Babel, Bely, Blok, Bulgakov, Mayakovsky, Platonov, Zamyatin, and others.

Schedule: Periodically


Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Comments: All readings will be in English translation

Last Updated: 14-Dec-17