RUSS 6711

Russ Culture between West&East

Russian Culture between West and East

The course will dwell on eternal Russian questions: Where is Russia’s place? In Europe? In Asia? Or maybe there is some “third path” between West and East? Students will investigate how the most famous Russian writers (18th-21th centuries) sought answers to these questions. We will examine how Russia was perceived by foreign travelers, and how Russian writers construed West or East while traveling abroad. Slavophiles and westernizers from Nikolay Karamzin and Denis Fonvizin up to Vladimir Maikovsky or Andrei Platonov will be among our topics. We will study literary works in the wide context of Russian political history, arts, and music.
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc Literature

Sections in Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

RUSS6711A-L15 Lecture (Proskurin)