Russian Literature Courses

SLAV 1391 - Introduction to 19th Century Russian Literature I
Russian literature and society, 1800–1860s, concentrating on the Golden Age of Russian literature; poems and stories by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, and Turgenev.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 1392 - Introduction to 19th Century Russian Literature II
Russian literature and society on their way to modernity; great works of prose and drama by Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Bunin.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: SLAV 1391
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SLAV 2361 - Russian Culture to 1825
Survey of Russian cultural heritage from its ancient origins through the early 19th century. Architecture from the medieval period through the end of the Empire style. Iconography, the influence of the Church, and effects of the West on Russian culture.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2362 - Russian Culture from 1825
Survey of Russian culture from the 19th century through the present, including intellectual movements; realism in music, art, and theatre; ballet; avant-garde painting; and effects of Soviet policies and of Perestroika.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2365 - Russian Literature from the Revolution to WWII
Russian literature and culture of the first half of the 20th century: the impact of the revolution on writers and literature; avant-garde, socialist realism, and emigre literature (Nabokov).
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2366 - Russian Literature from WWII to Present
Literature in wartime and in postwar years from Solzhenitsyn to the latest trends: the "thaws," village and urban prose, post-Soviet literature, Russian postmodernism.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2471 - 19th Century Russian Prose
Reading and discussion of selected prose texts of the 19th century from Pushkin to Chekhov.
Course is taught in Russian
Prerequisite: SLAV 2006 and SLAV 1392
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SLAV 2472 - 19th Century Russian Poetry
Reading and discussion of selected poetry of the 19th century (Pushkin, Lermontov, Nekrasov, and others).
Course is taught in Russian
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2473 - 20th Century Russian Prose
Reading and discussion of selected prose of the 20th century from Bunin to Solzhenitsyn.
Course is taught in Russian
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2474 - 20th Century Russian Poetry
Reading and discussion of selected poetry of the 20th century from Blok to Brodsky.
Course is taught in Russian
Prerequisite: SLAV 2006, SLAV 2365, and SLAV 2366
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SLAV 2785 - Introduction to Russian Cinema I
From Russian silents to the introduction of sound and color (1896–1946). The great revolutionary directors—Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 2786 - Introduction to Russian Cinema II
From post-war to post-perestroika cinema (since 1946): war films, adventure, films about youth.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: None
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SLAV 4595 - Special Topics
Directed study of East European languages, literatures, or cultures. May be repeated for credit. Students must obtain chair's approval and arrange for supervision by an appropriate member of the department.
Course is taught in English
Prerequisite: May vary depending on the topic
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