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RUSS-477 Between Opposites: Literature and Revolution (20th Century Russian Literature I)
Fall for 2014-2015
In this course we will explore tension points of Soviet literature: masses and individuals, gender revised, search for new language, how to achieve immortality?

Our focus is early Soviet culture as struggle of opposite social concepts and aesthetic systems. We will observe bizarre forms that traditional genres can take when they are filled with incompatible meanings. Every ideological concept in early Soviet times has its antagonist. What artistic prisms does it choose to represent its own truth? Can it appear in disguise of its rival? We will read plays (Gorky and Mayakovsky), poems (Akhmatova and Blok), novels (Gladkov and Platonov), and verify our interpretations on material of visual arts (paintings, films). Conducted in English, mainly in form of discussions.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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