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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Russian


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Russian
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for RUSSIAN

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Russian.


RUSSIAN 402. Fourth-Year Russian.

Language

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Russian 401. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 403. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~russians/Pedagogy/page3.html

Russian 401 is offered during the Fall Term and Russian 402 is offered during the Winter Term of every academic year. Prerequisites: Russian 401 or by written permission of instructor. The class is conducted entirely in Russian. Bi-weekly grammar tests and final oral presentation. Textbook: Let's Talk About Life! by Emily Tall and Valentina Vlasikova and Russian Review Grammar by Marianna Bogojavlensky; covers two terms.

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RUSSIAN 410/EducationD 437. Teaching of Russian.

Language

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An exploration of the multiple aspects of language teaching, including theoretical background. Topics of discussion include intercultural understanding, drilling, testing, computer-assisted instruction and multi-media technology. Emphasis on development of practical skills for classroom instruction. Textbook: Omaggio Hhadley, Teaching Language in Context, 2nd edition.

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RUSSIAN 414. Political Russian.

Language

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Russian 302. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course is planned for advanced Russian students, who are oriented toward economics and politics (in particular juniors and seniors seeking experience in political science or political studies). Emphasis will be placed on the specialized vocabulary of politics and international affairs. The text is POLITICAL RUSSIAN, by Simes and Robin with audio-tapes. Weekly quizzes, final.

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RUSSIAN 415. Analysis of Contemporary Spoken Russian.

Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Liudmila A Balyasnikova (ludmilab@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Russian 402 or 403. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Russian 415 emphasizes difficult aspects of the Russian language, such as colloquial Russian, idioms and set phrases, and practical stylistics. Students are evaluated on the basis of both oral and written performance.

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RUSSIAN 450. Twentieth-Century Russian Literature.

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.

This course provides a survey of Russian literature from the beginning of the Soviet period to the present day. Individual texts are analyzed and placed in the context of political and cultural history. Among the writers examined are: Babel", Bulgakov, Platonov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Sokolov, Erofeev. For the first half of the course the artistic innovations of the 1920s will be contrasted with the totalitarian aesthetics of High Stalinism. The second half of the course will examine the artistic and ideological currents in Russian literature since the death of Stalin: the so-called "thaws," prison camp literature, "underground" and "unofficial" literature in the Brezhnev period, émigré literature, and finally, the mosaic of Russian literature in and after the last years of the Soviet empire. Three lectures, with discussion encouraged. No background knowledge required. Two papers and three in-class examinations.

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RUSSIAN 452/RC Hums. 452. Survey of Russian Literature.

Literature

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an introduction to the major masterpieces of Russian fiction and drama written in the last third of the 19th century. Among the works to be studied are such classics of world literature as Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov. We will also read some of Chekhov's best short stories and his play Three Sisters. Other texts: Proffer, From Karamzin to Bunin; Turgenev, Spring Torrents; Tolstoy, Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories; and a course pack available from Accu-Copy. Texts will be analyzed in the context of the monumental changes Russian society was undergoing at that time. We will trace how writers positioned themselves with regard to the social, intellectual, and religious issues dividing their contemporaries. Topics include gender relations, violence and repentance, utopia, suicide, love and modernity, the metaphysics of beauty, Russia and the West. Midterm, a final, and two short papers. No knowledge of Russian literature or history is required.

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RUSSIAN 453. Émigré Literature: Nabokov.

Literature

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A detailed survey and analysis of Nabokov's novels, short stories, poetry, and plays, with special attention to his American Period. Texts: Details of a Sunset and Other Stories; Mary; The Eye; Laughter in the Dark; Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories; A Russian Beauty and Other Stories; Nabokov's Dozen; The Real Life of Sebastian Knight; Bend Sinister; The Annotated Lolita; Pnin; Pale Fire; Transparent Things; Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited; and Poems and Problems.

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RUSSIAN 460. Russian Social Fiction.

Literature

Section 001 Picaresque.

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

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Russian picaresque humor, satire, fantasy and science fiction in the 19th and 20th centuries against the background of the occidental and oriental traditions. Textbooks: Gogol, Dead Souls; Erenburg, Julio Jurenito; Tolstoy, The Garin Death Ray; Il'f and Petrov, The Twelve Chairs; The Little Golden Calf; Babel', The Forgotten Prose; Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita; Solov'ev, The Beggar in the Harem: impudent adventures in old Bukhara. Lectures and discussion. Knowledge of Russian not required. Midterm reports and final paper.

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RUSSIAN 467. Russian Literature of Imprisonment.

Literature

Section 001 Meets with Russian 862.001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines Russia's varied and tragically extensive literature devoted to imprisonment and exile, concentrating on the experience of the Stalinist GULAG, while also looking at earlier and (briefly) later forms. Fiction, memoirs, documentary works, letters, poetry, folklore, and song will all be examined. Works by the following authors, among others, will be read: Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Evgeniya Ginzburg, Sergei Dovlatov. Knowledge of Russian is not required. The ways in which the experience of imprisonment and related phenomena (exile; being the relative of a prisoner, and so on) are expressed will be examined, as will the influence of such statements on concepts of genre in literature, on ideas of national history and identity in culture, and on the sense of identity for individuals and groups. Three informal lectures per week, with discussion encouraged. Two papers and three in-class examinations. No background knowledge, and no knowledge of Russian required.

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RUSSIAN 499. Advanced Seminar in Russian.

Literature

Section 001 Drama, Theater, and Performance in Russian Society.

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

Prerequisites: Russian 302 and 351. Taught in Russian. (3). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will explore the role of drama, theater, and performance in Russian society during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics of discussion range from the theatricality of everyday life to the political resonance of particular plays and productions, including those by avant-garde artists such as Meyerhold. Authors discussed in this context include Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov and Mayakovsky. Emphasis will be placed on the relations between literature, theaters, and institutions of power. This seminar serves as the capstone course for the concentration in Russian, and is open to qualified non-concentrators and graduate students. Requirements are short weekly readings in Russian in a variety of genres, watching some plays, active participation, one short oral presentation, and two short papers, all in Russian. Text: course pack available from Accu-Copy.

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RUSSIAN 652. Directed Reading in Russian Literature.

Section 001.

Prerequisites: Permission of Chairman. Graduate standing. (1-4).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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RUSSIAN 795/REES 795/Hist. 795/Pol. Sci 795/Econ. 795/Geog. 795. Research Seminar in Russian and East European Studies.

Instructor(s): Jane R Burbank (jburbank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 795.

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RUSSIAN 862. Seminar in 20th-Century Russian Literature.

Section 001 Russian Literature of Imprisonment. Meets with Russian 467.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Russian 467.001.

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RUSSIAN 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

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.

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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