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Onegin 1908 by Elena Samokysh-Sudkovskaya

FALL 2016: RUSS 3220 19th Century Russian Literature (FC:HU)
Professor Elena Murenina, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
TTh 11-12:15 Bate 2003 (84710)

This unique humanities course will introduce you to the masterpieces of the “Golden Age” of Russian literature (1820s-1890s), with a focus on the works of the canonical Russian writers - Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov - from the insights into their exceptional lives and concurrent historical events towards a gradual understanding of their intriguing characters and plots through an in-depth analysis and appreciation of their poetics.
What gives a classical Russian novel its power over the imagination, and how can we define its distinguishing features? What are the aesthetic, philosophical, psychological and ethical dimensions of Russian prose, poetry and drama? What can we learn about ourselves and the world by reading Anna Karenina in translation, or watching Russian, American, and British film adaptations of Russian classics? What are the great lessons of Russian literature, what does it have to offer both us and our times?

RUSS 3700 Special Topic: The Russian Short Story / Composition & Conversation
Professor Elena Murenina, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
TTh 2-3:15pm Bate 2003 (84713).

RUSI 4000 Spring 2016

SPRING 2016: RUSI 2001 Introduction to Russian Studies: Humanities (FC:HU)
Professor Elena Murenina, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
(33680) MW 11-12:15 Bate 2011   ·   299 (33681)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce you to one of the most exciting and mysterious cultures in the world. In one semester, you will "travel visually" through Medieval, Imperial, Soviet and modern Russia, visiting Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Volga River, the Ural Mountains and Siberia. As we define the basic pattern of Russian culture in comparison to Western civilization and the American experience, we will focus on Russian cultural identity, the Russian land and its people, the evolution of ideological/artistic norms and moral values, explored through film, animation, short stories, fairy-tales and fine arts.

Taught in English. All Russian films will be shown in class with English subtitles.
This cross-cultural course is an excellent choice for the Foundations Curriculum (FC) Humanities (HU) / Cultural Diversity requirement. It is also one of two required courses for the Russian Studies Interdisciplinary minor or major.

RUSI 4000 Senior Seminar in Russian Studies
Demons, Dragons, and Deluge: The Fantastic in Russian and Soviet Literature

Professor Justin Wilmes, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
MW 3:30-4:45  (33682)

In RUSI 4000 students will read several masterpieces of Russian literature spanning the 19th-21st centuries. The texts include novels, short stories, and poems by Bulgakov, Gogol, Kharms, Petrushevskaya, Shvarts, and other major Russian writers. The focus of our discussion will be the Fantastic and its importance in both the Russian literary tradition and world literature.
As the capstone for the Russian Studies Interdisciplinary Program, this course will engage and enrich students’ knowledge of Russian history and society by analyzing these works in their cultural contexts. Students will engage primary texts, as well as critical and theoretical texts, to present their interpretations of the works in class and in course papers.

Fall 2016:

HIST 3553 Soviet Russia, 1917-1991

R. Hernandez. 001 (83123) MWF 10-10:50 Austin 307

RUSS 1001 Russian Level I

J. Wilmes. 001 (84697) MWF 11-11:50 Rawl 234   ·   002 (84700) MWF 1-1:50 Bate 1023

RUSS 2003 Russian Level III.

Staff. 001 (84708) MWF 1-1:50 Rawl 205

RUSS 3220 19th Century Russian Literature

E. Murenina. 001 (84710) TTh 11-12:15 Bate 2003

RUSS 3700 Topic: Russian Short Story

E. Murenina. 001 (84713) TTh 2:00-3:15 Bate 2003

Spring 2016:

HIST 3552 History of Imperial Russia 1682-1917

R. Hernandez. 001 (35548) MWF 9-9:50 B B301.

RUSI 2001 Intro to Russian Studies: Humanities.

E. Murenina. 001 (33680) MW 11-12:15 Bate 2011   ·   299 (33681).

RUSI 4000 Seminar in Russian Studies

Demons, Dragons, and Deluge: The Fantastic in Russian and Soviet Literature
J. Wilmes. TBA (33682) MW 3:30-4:45 Bate 1015.

RUSS 1002 Russian Level II

J. Wilmes. 001 (33683) MWF 1:00-1:50 Bate 1020.

RUSS 1004 Russian Level IV.

E. Murenina. 001 (33684) MW 2-3:15 Bate 2011.

RUSS 2120 Intro to Russian Culture.

I. Swain. 001 (33689) WWW.