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The Russian Revolution, Futurism and Avant-Garde in the Arts
RUSS 242
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: ARHA 239, REES 242

The main topics of this course are: theories of leftist culture in Russia in the 1910-20s; Futuristic events created by Vladimir Mayakovsky, David Burliuk, Mikhail Larionov, and others; poetry by Kruchonykh, Khlebnikov, Mayakovsky, and others; The Association of Real Art (OBERIU); ideas of "transreason" (zaum') or "transrational language" (zaumnyi iazyk); Futurist literary and artistic groups; avant-garde philosophy in the visual arts; Suprematism and Rayonism in painting (Malevich, Shkolnik, Filonov); Futurist theater (Victory over the Sun; Vladimir Mayakovsky: A Tragedy); Futurists after the socialist revolution; "Proletcult" group: theories of Bogdanov and Kerzhentsev; the theater of Vsevolod Meyerhold: theater Constructivism and Biomechanics; the theater of Igor Terentyev; the "Left Front of the Arts" and its journals; the Formalist school of literature and arts studies; Trotsky as a theorist of Futurism; the struggle of the Bolsheviks against the avant-garde and Futurism.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAR-01-2024
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