HIST046 - PORTRAITS OF SOVIET SOCIETY: LITERATURE, FILM, DRAMA

Description: 
How can art and literature open a window on Russian lives lived over the course of the tumultuous twentieth century? This course adopts a unique approach to questions of cultural and social history. Each week-long unit is organized around a medium-length film, text or set of texts by some of the most important cultural figures of the era (novella, play, memoir, film, short stories) which opens up a single scene of social history: work, village, avant-garde, war, Gulag, and so on. Each cultural work is accompanied by a set of supplementary materials: historical readings, paintings, cultural-analytical readings, excerpts from other literary works, etc. We will read social history through culture and culture through history.
Instructors: 
PLATT, KEVIN
Day and Time: 
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Room: 
WILLIAMS HALL 304
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR
    • Major Concentrations: European
    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: Europe