The Power of Evil in Post-Revolutionary Russian Literature

HNR 240 - The Power of Evil in Post-Revolutionary Russian Literature

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2020
Class #: 34194
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Burak,Patricia Ann

Counts toward:
HNR Hum, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
MW 12:45pm-02:05pm

Bowne Hall 306A

Course Description:

The study of literature and film of post-revolutionary Russia will provide insights and stories of the human condition beyond the comprehension of most who live in contemporary times. What strength of character, beliefs and morality allowed people to survive? This course will explore these and other questions related to the human condition. Works to be studied include “Matryona’s Home” and 10 selected chapters from "The Gulag Archipelago" by A. Solzhenitsyn; "Master and Margarita" by M. Bulgakov; "Grey Is the Color Of Hope" by Irina Ratushinskaya; “Requiem” by A. Akhmatova and "Within the Whirlwind" by Evgenia Ginzburg. Films to be viewed include “Burnt by the Sun, ” Nikita Mikhalkov's 1994 film about the Stalin period and “Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears,” Vladimir Menshov’s film which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980.


No pre-requisites. Students who have already taken LIT 226 and/or LIT 227 may enroll in this course. There will be no repetition of readings or course material.