LITR 014R. The Russian Novel: Revolution, Terror and Resistance
(Cross-listed as RUSS 014 )
What does a culture look like after it undergoes a series of revolutions-sexual, linguistic, political-in short succession? To answer this question, this course surveys the Russian novel from the years leading up to the Bolshevik Revolution, through the Soviet period, and into the post-Cold War era. We will consider literary, social, and historical contexts and will address such issues as revolution, repression, emigration, trauma, forms of resistance, and the artist's role in society. Works include Zamiatin's We, Olesha's Envy, Nabokov's The Gift, Bulgakov's Master & Margarita, Tertz's The Trial Begins, Sokolov's Between Dog & Wolf, Petrushevskaya's Time: Night, and Shishkin's Maidenhair.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures
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