A Matter of Life and Death: Fiction in the Soviet Era|
REES 206, RULE 206|
The great Russian writers of the 20th century risked their lives in insisting on moral absolutes to counter Soviet doctrine. Zamyatin's WE inspired BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984; Bulgakov's MASTER AND MARGARITA remained hidden for 27 years; Solzhenitsyn dared to submit IVAN DENISOVICH during Khrushchev's Thaw--each decade has its characteristic masterpiece. Students who wish to read excerpts from the course readings in the original Russian should see the instructor to enroll in a half-credit tutorial.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Pushkin, "The Bronze Horseman"
Bulgakov, MASTER AND MARGARITA
Stories by Babel, Aksyonov, Bitov, Aleshkovsky, Tatyana Tolstaya
Solzhenitsyn, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH; MATRYONA'S HOME
Eugeniya Ginsburg, JOURNEY INTO THE WHIRLWIND
Petrushevskaya, THE TIME: NIGHT
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two 4-page papers and a final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Oral presentation. Literature in translation. Attendance and participation are required.
|Instructor(s): Meyer,Priscilla Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 20||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 6||SO: 6||FR: 5|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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