RUSSIAN 365 - Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course focuses on the fantastic and science fiction genres in Russian literature. Fantasy and science-fiction have captured the imagination of numerous generations of readers. Belying their guise as pop literature, they break down preconceived modes of perception and provide new crucial means of understanding the world. The course traces the evolution of the Russian fantastic from the early nineteenth century to the present, from dream narratives of Romanticism to phantom visions of the Age of the Novel, from early 20th-century symbolist excursions into altered states of reality to the heyday of technophile Soviet science fiction, from Perestroika's grim prognostications of the future to the contemporary boom of popular fantasy and sci-fi. Special focus on the Russian fantastic in the wider tradition of East European philosophical fantasy and on comparisons/contrasts with Anglo-American sci fi. Authors will include Gogol, Dostoevsky, Zamyatin, Bulgakov, Efremov, the Strugatsky brothers, and Pelevin. No prior knowledge of Russian literature and culture is necessary.

RUSSIAN 365 - Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Accu-Copy (518 E. William St., 769-8338)
ISBN: 1585678198
Worlds apart : an antholgy [i.e. anthology] of Russian fantasy and science fiction, Publisher: Overlook Duckworth 2007
ISBN: 0143116037
The sacred book of the werewolf, Author: Pelevin, Viktor., Publisher: Penguin Books 2009
ISBN: 9780140185850
We, Author: Zamyatin, Yevgeny[Ivanovich], 1884-1937., Publisher: Penguin Books 1987
ISBN: 1441480315
Heart of a Dog, Author: Mikhail Bulgakov, Publisher: CreateSpace 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0141180145
The Master and Margarita, Author: Mikhail Bulgakov, Publisher: Penguin Classics 2001
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