Topics in Russian & Slavic Studies

This class investigates literary, cinematic and scholarly interpretations of war in Russia in the modern era. Exploring classics by the likes of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Tvardovsky and others, we will also watch a number of films and read some scholarship to understand how conflicts have shaped Russian culture. Rather than proceed chronologically, we will approach different “genres” and major themes across time, including partisan warfare, war on the frontier, women’s experience of war, and the fictionalization of lived experience. Texts will be available in English and Russian and students will engage in their own research project on a topic of their choosing.






Spring 2020

Brandon Michael Schechter
R: 6:20 PM - 9:20 PM 19UP 224