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Soviet Literature and Culture (6 points)


Leader: Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction, from a contemporary post-Soviet perspective, to Soviet culture and society, using selected literary texts, films and slides. Issues studied include the rehabilitation of the arts of the twenties and thirties, the new position of the writer on the contemporary cultural scene and the re-evaluation of the Soviet past. The texts represent a combination of the repressed stalinist literature and the post-Stalinist 'thaws' ('village prose,' 'young prose', the semiotic novel,).

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 40% + Class paper (to be written up in 1000 words) 20% + Examination (1.5 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

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