Middlebury

RUSS 0241

Putinism & Russian Culture

Putinism and Contemporary Russian Culture
The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union was hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism; for some observers the event even signaled “the end of history.” Today however it seems history is “back,” with Russia under Putin once again assuming its former role as enemy and the “other” of the West. In this course we will seek a better understanding of this apparent reversal of vectors from within Russian culture, while situating it within larger illiberal trends in world politics, by analyzing literary works, popular cinema, political theory, journalism, social media, and other forms of cultural production. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Russian
Department:
Russian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL NOA SOC
Equivalent Courses:
PSCI 0241
DANC 0241

Sections in Fall 2018

Fall 2018

RUSS0241A-F18 Lecture (Walker)