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RUSS6515

Adv Composition & Stylistics

Advanced Russian Writing and Stylistics

The course is designed to develop students’ understanding of the peculiarities of various functional styles in the modern Russian language. Students are taught to stylistically evaluate language variants and to distinguish stylistic features of various texts through analysis; they also acquire skills to produce written texts of different styles and genres. The course focuses on different types of texts—e.g., the personal diary, the essay, non-fiction forms, the short story, literary criticism, etc. Readings include diaries of contemporaries; short stories by Pelevin, Tolstaya, and Prilepin; and essays by Genis and Epshtein. During class meetings, students participate in improvisation and write their texts on a range of topics. They prepare written assignments and produce written works in different genre styles.
Subject:
Russian
Department:
Russian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Language & Stylistics

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

RUSS6515A-L14 Lecture (Rojavin)

Summer 2011

RUSS6515A-L11 Lecture (Rojavin)

Summer 2010

RUSS6515A-L10 Lecture (Rojavin)

Summer 2008

RUSS6515A-L08 Lecture (Troufanova)

Summer 2006

RUSS6515A-L06 Lecture (Shmelev)

Summer 2004

RUSS6515A-L04 Lecture (Troufanova)