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Modern Russian Literature and Culture: The Age of War and Revolution (SLAVIC 347)

Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II
147
Subject: 
SLAVIC

The Age of Revolution: Readings in Russian Modernist Prose of the 1920-30s: What makes Russian modernist prose special? Or is there anything special about Russian modernist prose? This course aims to answer these questions through close readings of works by Babel, Mandelstam, Zoshchenko, Platonov, Olesha and Bulgakov. Aesthetic issues such as hero, plot, and narrative devices will be addressed with the aid of contemporaneous literary theory (Shklovsky, Tynianov, Eikhenbaum, Bakhtin). Novels and theory will be read in English. (This course must be taken for a letter grade and a minimum of 3 units to satisfy a Ways requirement.)

Course ID: 
119 563
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit