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Salem, Oregon 97301
This course will examine central Russian texts of the twentieth-century, a period which encompasses pre-revolutionary decadence, the heady experimentation of the 1920s, Stalin's repressions, and the freedoms of the thaw period (1950s and 60s) and perestroika (1980s and 90s). Texts will be approached both as independent artworks and as representative artifacts of twentieth-century Russian culture. The course does not require a background in Russian history or culture, only a curiosity and desire to explore new literary worlds. Taught in English.
Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts