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HIST0410

Readings in Soviet History

Readings in Soviet History: The "New Man" in the Russian and Soviet Imagination
In this seminar we will examine that superman of modernity who inspired and terrified a century of Russian philosophers, artists, and revolutionaries: the New Man. We will explore the emergence and development of this ideal type between the 1840s and the 1940s. We will trace how radical socialists and religious conservatives constantly re-conceptualized him, and we will study Soviet attempts to transform its citizens into New Men and Women through Marxism-Leninism. Readings will include many of Russia's greatest philosophical and literary works of the period.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2013

HIST0410A-F13 Seminar (Peri)

Spring 2012

HIST0410A-S12 Seminar (Peri)

Fall 2010

HIST0410A-F10 Seminar (Ralph)

Fall 2008

HIST0410A-F08 Seminar (Ralph)

Fall 2004

HIST0410A-F04 Seminar (Ralph)

Spring 2004

HIST0410A-S04 Seminar (Ralph)