SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 001 Art and Anarchism
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Anarchism, a political idea despised by every government, has always flourished in literature and the arts across the world. It was especially vibrant in Russia, connecting figures that range from the Russian classics (Turgenev, Tolstoy) to the 2012 anarcho-punk performances of Pussy Riot. Today, anarchism influences politics in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. What are its key ideas, crucial limitations, and possible futures?

Course materials include political theory, fiction, drama, visual art, film, and music. Along the way, we meet Russian and Western anarchists (e.g. from Bakunin and Tolstoy to Emma Goldman, Pablo Picasso, Ursula Le Guin, and others). We consider how anarchists thought about national borders, violence, justice, sexuality, art, and education. Students will have the choice to write a paper or conduct a creative project.

SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This mini-course meets on the following Tuesdays: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, and 12/10. This is a 1-credit course.
004 (LEC)
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Thursday, September 5 through October 17. This is a 1-credit course.
005 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, October 22 through December 10. It is a 2-credit mini-course.
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