In-depth engagement with a range of Dostoevsky's genres: early works (epistolary novella Poor Folk and experimental Double), major novels (Crime and Punishment, The Idiot), less-read shorter works
About The World
"Time flows in a film not by virtue but in defiance of montage-cuts," wrote the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.
This course will cover major trends and in Russian literature of the late and post-Soviet periods. We will give some consideration of related developments in art and cinema.
For graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Russian literature of the long 18th century, from the late 1600s to 1800. Readings in the Baroque, Neoclassicism and Sentimentalism.
What is the place of postmodernism in Russia?
Introduction to advance study of Russian literature and culture: profession, discipline, theoretical perspectives.
Evolution of modernist Russian/EEur. dramaturgy, theatrical practices, landmark productions from Chekhov-Meyerhold-Grotowski to present; re-performance of classics; techniques of embodiment.
How do Russian literature and film imagine Russian identity ¿ and, in contrast, the ethnic or national Other?
Anna Karenina, the novel as a case study in the contest between "modernity" and "tradition," their ethical order, ideology, cultural codes, and philosophies.
Developments in and 20th-century Russian poetry including symbolism, acmeism, futurism, and literature of the absurd. Emphasis is on close readings of individual poems. Taught in Russian.
A survey of Russian poetry from Lomonosov to Vladinmir Solov'ev. Close reading of lyrical poems. Prerequisite: 3rd Year Russian Language
The course investigates the interaction and tension between visual and textual components present in the early Soviet avant-garde and the late Soviet postmodernism.
This course offers a survey of the culture of the East Slavs from the 9th to the 17th centuries. The emphasis will be on written literature, visual arts, and religion.
This is an advanced reading seminar in the field of Japanses Anthropology.
Dynamics of China¿s urban transformation and contemporary city life in the context of globalization.
Meanings, practices, and institutions of classical Chinese rituals.
Chinese foreign relations through examination of interactions between China and the rest of the world in a selected number of "non-traditional security" issue areas; challenges that affect the whol
An 8-week program consisting of part-time experiential learning opportunities with local high-tech firms, research institutes, and non-profit organizations.
In this course, we will compare French and U.S.
If the categories we use to think about the world are products of particular cultural and historical experiences, what happens when we bring the categories of the modern West to bear on early China