The theory of literature, arts, ethnicity, modernity, and culture from a cross-cultural perspective. Texts include the theory of literature, arts, ethnicity, modernity, and culture from a cross-cultural perspective. Texts include the critical works of Lotman and the Tartu School, Bakhtin, Eco, Kristeva, Voloshinov, Medvedev, Barthes, Todorov, Jakobson, Ivanov, and Sebeok, as well as authentic culture texts from Slavic and European traditions. Research project required. One course.
Continuation of RUSSIAN 495S. Consent of the director of undergraduate studies required. One course.
Introduction to methods of research and writing, including selection of thesis topics, preliminary research and organization, and writing of the thesis. In-depth analysis of Russian or other Slavic language texts required. Consent of the instructor or director of undergraduate studies required. One course.
See RUSSIAN 493. Consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies required. One course.
Individual research in a field of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member, the central goal of which is a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies required. One course.
Readings from various sources, such as recently published diaries and literary works; film and other critical and historical material. The “era of the great terror” (1934-1939) seen through cultural production, its reception through everyday life narratives and contemporary ideology critique. Taught in English. One course.
Theoretical approaches to the question of the interrelationship of gender and language including neurobiology, psychology, semiotics, feminist critical theory, philosophy of language, discourse analysis, and linguistic theory. Taught in English. Instructor: Andrews. One course.
Acquisition and application of sophisticated information technologies for developing models of language systems and culture. (Computer technologies include PDF, Unicode, Linux operating systems digitizing, XML, HTML, metatagging.) Examination of the controversies concerning the use of technologies in the study and acquisition of languages and culture. Focus on the impact of such technologies on the educational systems of the United States and Europe. Team taught (Linguistics and Computer Sciences specialist.). One course.
Explores the political, social, economic, and domestic challenges facing women in post-soviet Russia and analyzes Russian women's collective and individual responses through activism, organization, journalism, and the arts. Specific topics include women in official/oppositional politics, women and the market, women's health and physical welfare. One course.