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Russian Language and Culture through Music

Study of Russian cultural paradigms and constructs of self and other as demonstrated in Russian and Soviet folk, popular, and classical music (texts and performance), primarily twentieth century to the present. Special attention given to the analysis of cultural, linguistic, and semantic constructs as well as comparative analyses of Soviet and Russian culture and Russian and European/American culture. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 301S or equivalent or consent of instructor. One course.

Russian Language and Culture through Theatre

Study of Russian cultural paradigms and constructs of self and other as demonstrated in Russian and Soviet theatre (texts and performance), primarily from the 1920s to the present. Special attention given to the analysis of cultural, linguistic, and semantic constructs as well as comparative analyses of Soviet and Russian culture and Russian and European/American culture. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 301S or equivalent or consent of instructor. One course.

Russian Language and Culture through Film

Study of Russian cultural paradigms and constructs of self and other as demonstrated in Russia and Soviet films, primarily from 1960s to the present. Special attention given to the analysis of linguistic constructs and their cultural semantic content as well as comparative analyses of Soviet and Russian culture and Russian and European/American culture. Film and computer technology, as well as access to these technologies and their implementation, are a central part of the cultural context. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 301S or equivalent or consent of instructor. One course.

Bunin: Mystery of the Russian Soul and Metaphysical Memory

Prose works of Ivan Bunin; emphasis on elements of tragedy, metaphysical representations, phenomenological novel and modernism, synthesis of verbal and visual art forms. Works include The Life of Arsenyer, Village, Sun Stroke, Light Breathing, Grammar of Love, Transformations, Pure Monday, and autobiographical and critical writings. Taught in Russian. Primary readings in Russian; secondary readings in Russian and English. One course.

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