RUSSIAN 358 - Central Asia through Russian Eyes: Cultural Appropriation of an Exotic Land
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 558.
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Russia’s expansion to the East throughout the imperial period provided a cultural, political, and geographical setting for Russian literature and the fine arts, dramatically enriching their thematic range. But it also posed challenging questions. Did Russia belong to the East or the West? Could Russians perceive their expansion in terms of Europe’s mission to civilize the “barbaric” world? How did newly included non-Russian ethnic groups help reevaluate the Russian self? And how were they treated in the Soviet Union? The course addresses these fundamental issues and examines how Russians positioned themselves in regard to Muslim cultures. Emphasis will be placed on metropolis-colony relations, national identity, ethnic intolerance, gender and religious issues.

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of Russian literature, language, or history is required.

RUSSIAN 358 - Central Asia through Russian Eyes: Cultural Appropriation of an Exotic Land
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 159017254X
Soul and other stories, Author: Andrey Platonov afterword by John Berger ; translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler with Katia Grigoruk ... [et al.]., Publisher: New York Review Books 2008
ISBN: 0253204828
The day lasts more than a hundred years, Author: Chingiz Aitmatov ; translated by John French ; foreword by Katerina Clark., Publisher: Indiana University Press 1st Midlan 1988
ISBN: 5717200560
Hurramabad, Author: Andrei Volos ; translated by Arch Tait., Publisher: GLAS Publishers 2001
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