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A Matter of Life and Death: Fiction in the Soviet Era
RUSS 206
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: REES 206, RULE 206

The great Russian writers of the 20th century risked their lives in insisting on moral absolutes to counter Soviet doctrine. Zamyatin's WE inspired BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984; Bulgakov's MASTER AND MARGARITA remained hidden for 27 years; Solzhenitsyn dared to submit IVAN DENISOVICH during Khrushchev's Thaw--each decade has its characteristic masterpiece. Students who wish to read excerpts from the course readings in the original Russian should see the instructor to enroll in a half-credit tutorial.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Speaking: Student class presentations will be based on and assessed according to guidelines.

Writing: Three short papers will be peer reviewed.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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