Course - 20th century Russian literature
Time of courses: Available starting academic year 2012-2013
Any semester if a group assembles
The course includes 16 classes: 10 lectures and 6 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the late 19th- early 20thcentury Russian literature before the revolution, during the Soviet times, and after the collapse of the USSR in the 1991. The reading list includes Silver Age poetry and prose, works by M. Gorky, I. Babel, M. Bulgakov, N. Ostrovsky, M. Zoshchenko, A. Akmatova, B. Pasternak, V. Pelevin, and others. The lectures serve to give the students a brief introduction to the Russian history and culture and to provide them with the tools necessary to perform their own analysis of selected works from the syllabus; their readings of individual literary works will be presented at seminars to be further discussed with in class. The course requirements include class presentations, participation in class discussion, and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.
Last updated February 9, 2018