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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Russian


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Russian
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for RUSSIAN

Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Russian.

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RUSSIAN 401. Fourth-Year Russian.

Language

Instructor(s): Snejana J Tempest (tempest@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Russian 302 or 303. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 403. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Russian 401 is offered during the Fall Term and Russian 402 is offered during the Winter Term of every academic year. Prerequisites: three years of Russian (minimum). Classwork, homework, and labwork include: grammar and word formation; reading and listening (films and TV news included); discussions; oral reports and compositions. Bi-weekly grammar tests and final oral presentation. Textbook: Let's Talk About Life! by Emily Tall and Valentina Vlasikova; cost is $42.00 and covers two terms.

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RUSSIAN 413. Business Russian.

Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vitalij V Shevoroshkin (vvs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Russian 302 or 303. (3).

Credits: (3; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is planned for advanced Russian students (3rd year and above) who are oriented toward economics or business. In particular this would target seniors seeking experience in international business and graduate students in the Center for Russian and East European Studies Master's Degree program (or in various departments, who either wish to pursue employment opportunities in business or government or who wish to get a Ph.D. in economics, political science, or history). The course will focus upon the vocabulary and locations of commercial Russian, both oral and written. Students will be expected to learn format and jargon for various types of business communication. No final examination.

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RUSSIAN 449. Twentieth-Century Russian Literature.

Literature

Section 001 Historical Survey of Russian Literature from 1890 to 1921.

Instructor(s): Omry Ronen (omronen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This historical survey of Russian literature from 1890 to 1921 covers the final achievements of realism and the response to modernism in the later works of Tolstoy and Chekhov, the art of symbolism, the post-symbolic currents in poetry and prose, and the major literary events of the first post-revolutionary decade both in the USSR and in exile. The required reading includes English translations of representative poems by Solov'ev, Briusov, Bal'mont, Merezhkovsky, Hippius, Sologub, Blok, Belyi, Viacheslav Ivanov, Annensky, Kuzmin, Khodasevich, Gumilev, Akhmatova, Mandel'stam, Khlebnikov, Maiakovsky, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Esenin, and Kliuev. Students select their own readings in prose and drama out of an extensive list of titles ranging from Solov'ev's Three Conversations through Belyi's Petersburg to Zamiatin's We. Midterm and a final take-home examination.

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RUSSIAN 462. Dostoevsky.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael Makin (mlmakin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A detailed examination of the literary career and major fiction of Fedor Dostoevsky. His novels and short stories, including Poor Folk, The Double, Notes from the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov are read and analyzed. His contribution to literary and literary-political discussions of the time is assessed. Two papers, two examinations. Lectures, with discussion encouraged.

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RUSSIAN 477. Russian Culture and National Ideology.

Russian Literature in Russian

Section 001 Meets with Russian 856.001

Instructor(s): Olga Maiorova

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Russian. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 socio-cultural 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. Russian concentrators, minors, heritage speakers, and graduate students. Lecture format. Required class presentation, final paper (15-20 pages).

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RUSSIAN 478. Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature I: The Russian Years.

Literature

Section 001 Meets with English 482.001.

Instructor(s): Omry Ronen (omronen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Russian not required. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a first part of a historical as well as theoretical introduction to Nabokov's intellectually challenging literary art as a unique phenomenon of Russo-American cultural synthesis. Readings during fall term include Russian short stories and novels (King-Queen-Knave, Glory, The Eye, Despair, The Gift, Invitation to a Beheading, and the unfinished Solus Rex), plays (The Grand-dad and The Waltz Invention), selected poetry, and Nabokov's first English novel The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. The students will be expected to read a wide selection of scholarly and critical works on Nabokov.

There will be a midterm paper (consisting of a critical report on selected items of secondary reading) and a final take-home exam: a selection of essay topics, and some specific questions and i.d.'s. Independent research papers of high quality (the best were last year published in "The Nabokovian") instead of a final take-home are encouraged, as are lively contributions to class discussion.

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RUSSIAN 552. Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Schönle

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers a survey of eighteenth-century literature in its broad cultural, intellectual, and institutional context. Emphasis will be placed on the second half of the century and on the texts and genres most relevant to the establishment of a modern national literature. This course includes a discussion of common narratives of eighteenth-century culture such as secularization, westernization, Enlightenment, and the emancipation of literature.

Requirements: class presentation, active participation, final exam.

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RUSSIAN 651. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of the chair of department. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RUSSIAN 856. Seminar in Russian Literature.

Section 001 Russian Culture and National Ideology. Meets with Russian 477.001.

Instructor(s): Olga Maiorova

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Russian 477.001.

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RUSSIAN 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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RUSSIAN 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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