RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 010 Literature and Empire: Nineteenth-Century Russian Prose
Term: WN 2018
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This is an interdisciplinary course that uncovers the deep connection between politics and art while discussing Russian imperialism in historical and literary contexts.

When we think of Russia, past or present, we associate it with imperialist ambition, forceful projections of power, and abrupt annexations. But in terms of its contributions to the world, we think of Russia as home to a unique culture– rich in music, the fine arts, and especially literature, universally acclaimed for its humanistic ethos, empathy, and psychological depth. The purpose of this course is to explore the connection between these two aspects of Russian culture and to probe the ways in which the imperial drive influenced – and was artistically mediated by – literature, especially nineteenth-century prose.

This course examines major social and political developments in nineteenth-century Russia and considers them from the differing perspectives of history and literary studies. It introduces students to methodologies used in each of these disciplines and encourages them to pursue their own scholarly interests in the intersections between multiple fields. Focusing on ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and cultural diversity in the Russian Empire we will explore those issues in broad historical context and analyze their treatment in nineteenth-century literature. Looking comparatively at diverse developments in nineteenth-century Russia, we will think about both the actual history of the Russian empire and the literary representations of it, with the requirement that students’ projects also explore both. In this course students will learn how to use multiple perspectives and integrate knowledge in order to approach complex problems.

Course Requirements:

Attendance at lectures and participation in class discussions (20%) Two papers (10-12 pages in length) (30% each) Final exam (20%)

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students in multiple fields

Class Format:

No data submitted

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
25523
Open
10
10Jr>
-
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
21260
Open
12
5RC Ugrd
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
27838
Open
20
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (SEM)
P
19885
Open
14
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Th 7:00PM - 10:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
25892
Open
10
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (SEM)
P
26257
Open
80
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (SEM)
P
28380
Open
10
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
013 (SEM)
P
28939
Open
10
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for RCHUMS 334 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)