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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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German and Russian: Russian

RUSS 320 (W; IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) Introduction to Russian Literature in Translation (1)

[Crosslisted with LIT 320]

The course examines selected works in translation of Russian prose and poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to examining the works in their literary context (style, genre, linguistic peculiarities, rhetorical devices, irony, satire, etc.) the historical and societal viewpoint will also be discussed, so that the student will have a better understanding of the Russian people in each particular period of history.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered; Fourth Semester Language Requirement

  • Offering: Alternate years in fall
  • Instructor: Conliffe