RUSS 323 Modern Russian Literature (1917 – present)
5 credits MTWTh 10:30 – 11:20 EEB 003
A sweeping tour of the dynamic literary and cultural scene of 20th/21st century Russia, from the Bolshevik Revolution, Diaspora and Socialist Realist period through the purges and post-Stalin "Thaw," to the Stagnation, Perestroika and Post-Soviet eras. Lectures and discussion will focus on texts, films, music and paintings. All readings in English.
RUSS 324 Russian Folk Literature in English
5 credits TTh 12:30 – 2:20 BNS 117 (Optional W)
Folktales, myths, legends and epics are the oldest stories we tell. Discover Russia's tales of cannibal witches, flying carpets, warrior maidens, lazy heroes and sneaky vixens: they're as smart as they are entertaining.
No knowledge of Russian required