RUSSIAN 477 - Russian Culture and National Ideology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Throughout the 19th century, Russian social consciousness as well as official ideology searched for a new image of national unity to suit their current identity and to represent the Russian empire as a coherent, homogeneous society. Thinkers of otherwise very different outlooks appealed to the same cultural myths to create a renewed national narrative designed both to provide the basis for national unity and to emphasize the continuity of Russian history. It is the task of this course to discuss issues such as how national memory tended to unite people, why Russian thinkers projected their desires for national unity and continuity onto the past, how specific sociocultural situations served as a point of departure for the circulation of certain myths. Emphasis will be placed on the symbolic dimension and metaphoric representation of the desired national unity and identity. The focus will be on the cultural language used in public commemorations, in literary texts, in government documents, and in journalistic articles. Lecture format. A knowledge of Russian is not required. Taught in English. All readings in English. Required class presentation, final paper (15-20 pages).

RUSSIAN 477 - Russian Culture and National Ideology
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001 (LEC)
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27347
Open
11
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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