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A Matter of Life and Death: Fiction in the Soviet Era
RUSS 206
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: REES 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 risked submitting IVAN DENISOVICH during Khrushchev's Thaw - each decade has its characteristic masterpiece. Students who wish to read excerpts from the course offerings in the original Russian should see the instructor to enroll in a half-credit tutorial.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students will make one ten-minute class presentation each. They will be coached on the verbal, oral, physical aspects of clear presentation, and required to stand up before the class with poise.

Three short papers will be peer-reviewed and rewritten; they will be submitted with the first drafts, which are to be signed by the reviewers; both the editing and the rewriting will be evaluated. Papers will be exercises in close reading, topics will be chosen by the student.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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