European and Russian Avant-Garde|
Fall 2008 not offered
This interdisciplinary study of Russian modernism and avant-garde in the European context before and after the 1917 revolution will examine the radical utopian experiment in literature, visual arts, and film. Readings will include contemporary critical and theoretical writing on the arts. The course will explore the tensions between the artist and the revolution and the clash of modernism and modernity in the early Stalinist period.
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Bely, Andrey, PETERSBURG
Poetry: Akhmatova, Blok, Bely, Mandelshtam, Mayakovsky.
Film: S. Eisenstein POTEMKIN and OCTOBER; Dziga Vertov, KINO-EYE
Benjamin, Walter, "The Author as Producer"; "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." ILLUMINATIONS.
Breton, Andre. MANIFESTOES OF SURREALISM.
Boym, Svetlana. DEATH IN QUOTATION MARKS. CULTURAL MYTHS OF THE MODERN POET.
Burger, Peter. THEORY OF THE AVANT-GARDE.
Foster, Hal, ed. THE ANTI-AESTHETIC: ESSAYS IN POSTMODERN CULTURE.
Groys, Boris. THE TOTAL ART OF STALINISM: AVANT-GARDE, AESTHETIC DICTATORSHIP, AND BEYOND.
Mayakovsky, Vladimir. THE BEDBUG AND OTHER POETRY.
Orwell, G. 1984
Zamytin, E. WE
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Two papers (8-10pp); oral presentation.
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