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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Russian


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


RUSSIAN 401. Fourth-Year Russian.

Language

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

Prerequisites: RUSSIAN 302 or 303. (4). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 403.

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 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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 — Fedor Dostoevsky & St. Petersburg. Meets with RUSSIAN 852.001.

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

Prerequisites: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/russian/462/001.nsf

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, and The Brothers Karamazov are read and analyzed. His contribution to literary and literary-political discussions of the time is assessed. This year, the course will pay special attention to Dostoevsky's St. Petersburg works, and his contribution to the image of the city. Two papers, three in-class examinations. Lectures, with discussion encouraged.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 501. Fifth-Year Russian I: Contemporary Issues.

Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: RUSSIAN 402 or 403. (4). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This advanced language course is designed for students wishing to achieve high-level proficiency in spoken and written Russian. Drawing in diverse instructional materials about sociocultural, political, and/or economic issues in contemporary Russian, this course is accessible to students in range of disciplinary and professional degree programs.

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RUSSIAN 552. Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century.

Russian Literature in Russian

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andreas Xavier Schönle (aschonle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Russian Literature in Russian

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of the chair of department. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director.

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RUSSIAN 852. Modern Poetry.

Russian Literature in Russian

Section 001 — Fedor Dostoevsky & St. Petersburg. Meets with Russian 462.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/russian/462/001.nsf

This course studies the life and work of Fedor Dostoevsky, locating him and his oeuvre in the cultural and intellectual history of Russia, while also examining an extensive and representative sample of his prose fiction in detail. It is intended both for those with a general interest in Russian literature, and for those with a specific, scholarly or literary interest in Dostoevsky.

Poor Folk, The Double, Notes from the Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov are read and analyzed. His contribution to literary and literary-political discussions of the time is assessed. This year, the course will pay special attention to Dostoevsky's St. Petersburg works, and his contribution to the image of the city.

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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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