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Joan Neuberger


ProfessorPh.D., 1985, Stanford University

Joan Neuberger

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Her teaching interests include modern Russia, nineteenth-century Europe, film, and visual culture.

Biography


Professor Neuberger studies modern Russian culture in social and political context, with a focus on the politics of the  arts. She is the author of an eclectic range of publications, including Hooliganism: Crime and Culture in St Petersburg, 1900-1914 (California: 1993), Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion (Palgrave: 2003); co-author of Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 (Oxford: 2005); and co-editor of Imitations of Life: Melodrama in Russia (Duke: 2001) and Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (Yale: 2008).

Courses


HIS 350L • Rus/Soviet Film: Uses Of Hist

38259 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 1.134
IIWr (also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will explore twentieth-century Russian history through its representation in film. Russian movies during this period -- popular entertainment features, avant-garde experiments, radical revolutionary agitation, and animation -- include some of the greatest films ever made. Emphasis in discussions and writing assignments will be on the ways that films "write" history, and the cultural and political pressures that shaped the depictions of historical issues in particular periods.
Goals of the course include
•    Learning to “read” films critically and creatively
•    Learning to read films as primary sources
•    Gaining appreciation for Russian avant-garde and entertainment films
•    Learning about Russian revolutionary and Soviet culture through films
•    Learning to write very brief, concise, articulate essays
•    Enjoying the research and writing of an extended research project on some aspect of Russian film history

Readings:
Books to Purchase:
Tim Corrigan, A Short Guide to Writing About Film
Birgit Beumers, A History of Russian Cinema
Rimgaila Salys, The Russian Cinema Reader
John Thompson, Russia and the Soviet Union
Denise Youngblood, Movies for the Masses
Emma Widdis, Socialist Senses
Lilya Kaganovsky, The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound
Joan Neuberger, This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia
Rima Salys, The Musical Comedy Films of Grigorii Aleksandrov

Additional required reading will be posted on Canvas

Films:
Child of the Big City (Bauer, 1914)
Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925)
Aelita (Protozanov, 1924)
Bed and Sofa (Room, 1927)
Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov, 1929)
Chapaev (Vasiliev and Vasiliev, 1934)
Circus (Aleksandrov, 1936)
Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein, 1945, 1946/58)
Ivan’s Childhood (Tarkovsky, 1965)
Nine Days of One Year (Romm, 1962)
Man in a Frame, Film-Film-Film, (Khitruk), Tale of Tales (Norstein)
Prisoner of the Caucasus (Gaidai, 1967)
White Sun of the Desert (Motyl, 1970)
Commissar (Askoldov, 1967/88)
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Menshov, 1979)

GRADING:
Participation in Discussion: 30%
Very Short Weekly Assignments 30%
Research Paper 40%, of which:
    Topic and bibliography 5%
    Prospectus 5%
    1000-word section 10%
    Final Paper 20%

HIS 381 • Public And Digital History

39175 • Spring 2019
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM RLP 1.102

The Public and Digital History graduate seminar introduces students to the main practices of public and digital history. This year the course will be devoted to digital collections. The course is open to students in all fields. It is designed to be adaptable to support pre-dissertation preparation in all fields.
Nothing in recent times has changed the practice of historical research more than the online availability of documents and finding aids. In this course we will both study and practice documents digitization.
 We will study the history of documents digitization: who started it? Who decides what goes online? Who uses online documents and how? And who benefits most from the digitization of research materials? How can those benefits be shared most equitably?
We will practice digitization. Each student will identify a small collection of documents in an archive, museum, or library at UT-Austin (preferably documents useful for the student’s own research program). Each student will then work with the staff of that institution to have the documents digitized; they will help promote the newly digitized collections and develop new undergraduate curriculum units based on their digitized collections.
Throughout the semester, students will work on writing for the public by designing a website and filling it with blog posts (and possibly podcasts or videos) about the collaborative work of the course and about their own individual projects.

Students will also design lesson plans for students at college and pre-college levels based on their documents.

As a result of these individual and collaborative activities, the graduate students in this course will further their own research, support the digitization programs of UT institutions, make documents available to researchers, undergraduate students, and the public, and show readers of all kinds how their documents can be used to learn something new about the past.

The goals of the course (in no particular order) are:

•    to complement students’ academic work and preparation for dissertation writing with practical experience producing history for the public
•    to learn to write more lucid and accessible scholarly prose by writing for the public
•    to acquire skills in basic digital methods useful for research, information management, data visualization, and visual presentation.
•    to encourage students to include public and digital history in their professional profile as historians
•    to collaborate with a team of faculty, collections staff, digital specialists, and other students to increase the volume of primary documents available to researchers and to the public
•    to become familiar with the digitized archives in the student’s field and to add substantially to the online possibilities for research in that field.
•    to share that knowledge with faculty, other students, and the public

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

39145 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.126
GC (also listed as REE 335)

The modern Russian Empire was both authoritarian and revolutionary. It was both a nation state and an empire that covered one-sixth of the world’s land mass. Politically dominated by Russia and Russians, its population was a diverse mix of ethnicities, religions, classes, cultures, and environmental topographies. In 1917, the Russian Revolution changed the world and set the political agenda for the entire 20th century and beyond.

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural life in the modern Russian Empire during the reign of the Romanov dynasty from 1613 to 1917.

Themes include:

·      autocracy as a political system

·      political opposition and the revolutionary movement

·      national & imperial identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia

·      poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

Required readings include:

Lindsey Hughes, The Romanovs: Ruling Russia, 1613-1917

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

 

Additional required readings will be on-line on the course Canvas site (approximately 100-150 pages a week)

Grading & Assignments

Map Exercise - 10%

Three In-Class Exams, 20% each

Each student will be required to participate in class-wide timeline project

Each student will be required to make short presentations to the class on historical artifacts and art works. 

HIS 381 • Public And Digital History

39275 • Spring 2018
Meets T 9:30AM-12:30PM GAR 1.122

The Public and Digital History graduate seminar introduces students to the main practices of public and digital history. This year the course will be devoted to digital collections. The course is open to students in all fields. It is designed to be adaptable to support pre-dissertation preparation in all fields.

Nothing in recent times has changed the practice of historical research more than the online availability of documents and finding aids. In this course we will both study and practice documents digitization.

 We will study the history of documents digitization: who started it? Who decides what goes online? Who uses online documents and how? And who benefits most from the digitization of research materials? How can those benefits be shared most equitably?

We will practice digitization. Each student will identify a small collection of documents in an archive, museum, or library at UT-Austin (preferably documents useful for the student’s own research program). Each student will then work with the staff of that institution to have the documents digitized; they will help promote the newly digitized collections and develop new undergraduate curriculum units based on their digitized collections.

Throughout the semester, students will work on writing for the public by designing a website and filling it with blog posts (and possibly podcasts or videos) about the collaborative work of the course and about their own individual projects.

As a result of these individual and collaborative activities, the graduate students in this course will further their own research, support the digitization programs of UT institutions, make documents available to researchers, undergraduate students, and the public, and show readers of all kinds how their documents can be used to learn something new about the past.

The goals of the course (in no particular order) are:

•           to complement students’ academic work and preparation for dissertation writing with practical experience producing history for the public

•           to learn to write more lucid and accessible scholarly prose by writing for the public

•           to acquire skills in basic digital methods useful for research, information management, data visualization, and visual presentation.

•           to encourage students to include public and digital history in their professional profile as historians

•           to collaborate with a team of faculty, collections staff, digital specialists, and other students to increase the volume of primary documents available to researchers and to the public

•           to become familiar with the digitized archives in the student’s field and to add substantially to the online possibilities for research in that field.

•           to share that knowledge with faculty, other students, and the public

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

39505 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JGB 2.216
GC (also listed as REE 335)

The modern Russian Empire was both authoritarian and revolutionary. It was both a nation state and an empire that covered one-sixth of the world’s land mass. Politically dominated by Russia and Russians, its population was a diverse mix of ethnicities, religions, classes, cultures, and environmental topographies. In 1917, the Russian Revolution changed the world and set the political agenda for the entire 20th century and beyond.

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural life in the modern Russian Empire during the reign of the Romanov dynasty from 1613 to 1917.

Themes include:

·      autocracy as a political system

·      political opposition and the revolutionary movement

·      national & imperial identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia

·      poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

Required readings include:

Lindsey Hughes, The Romanovs: Ruling Russia, 1613-1917

Valerie A. Kivelson and Ronald Grigor Suny, Russia’s Empires

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Additional required readings will be on-line on the course Canvas site (approximately 100-150 pages a week)

Grading & Assignments

Map Exercise - 10%

Three In-Class Exams, 20% each

Each student will be assigned to a social group (for example: Russian peasants, Russian nobles, Russian Jews, Central Asian nomads, Muslims, Caucasus mountain people, etc) and will be responsible for group readings, presentations, and a group online exhibit on daily life, housing, work, faith, dress, and food, 30%

AMS 391 • Public And Digital History

29969 • Spring 2016
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM GAR 4.100
(also listed as HIS 381)

This course introduces students to the main practices of public history.  We will be learning by doing (and, of course, reading). The goal is to complement students’ academic work and preparation for dissertation writing and to both encourage students to include public history in their professional profile as historians and to offer experience, skill-building, and credentials in a variety of forms of public history. We will meet with a variety of people doing public and digital history (museum curators, archivists, preservationists, public librarians, bloggers, website managers, documentary film makers, podcasters, digital technology specialists). Visits with specialists will be coordinated with hands-on activities, such as:

  • Writing historical background for paintings on historical subjects in the university art museum, to be posted alongside the paintings and available on a phone app developed by students in the UT Digital Humanities Lab.
  • Designing exhibits of various scales, based on research in the Austin History Center (an archive and small museum), the Briscoe Center for American History (a UT archive), the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Doing research in online repositories of texts and images.
  • Running workshops at public libraries for interested members of the public to write their own histories
  • Doing oral histories; designing exhibits that showcase oral history, making podcasts
  • Designing public history websites
  • Using new mapping programs to show site-specific events and documents.
  • Making short documentary films.
  • Blogging about all of it on a course-specific blog.
  • Additional projects that derive from students’ interests

At this point, my plan is to organize each of these activities around one or two specific projects, one of which will be a website and exhibit about the UT Tower Shooting of August 1, 1966. We may choose to work on a different project, depending on student interest.

UGS 302 • Art & The Public

61105 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 0.132
Wr ID

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

HIS 350L • Russian Empire In Russian Film

39905 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 0.132
IIWr

In this course we will explore the nature of Russian and Soviet imperialism through studying Russian films about empire. The goals of the course include:

•    Learning to “read” films critically and creatively  

 •    Learning about the ways political ideology and social concepts are represented and disseminated in cultural forms

•    Learning about different perspectives on imperial rule    

•    Learning to write very brief, concise, articulate essays  

•    Enjoying the research and writing of an extended essay on ways imperialism is represented in filmTwo kinds of writing assignment are used in this class.

1. Very short weekly response papers based on the reading and screening.These are intended to help you think through at least one aspect of the week’s topic and be better prepared for discussion. Papers may be no longer than 250 words.

2. Research paper. Each student will write a 3000-3500 word research paper based on a topic related to the course. The final paper will be preceded by a schedule of preliminary writing exercises and much class discussion about topics, resources, research and writing tactics, and your results. Each of you will present a final oral report of no more than 5 minutes about your project.

 

Texts:

Readings include but are not restricted to

Burbank, VonHagen, and Remnev, Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930.

Suny, Martin, A State of Nations: Empire and NationBuilding in the Age of Lenin and Stalin

Harsha Ram, The Imperial Sublime

Bartlett, A HIstory of Russia

 

Grading:

Participation in Discussion: 25%

Very Short Weekly Assignments 25%

 

Research Paper 50%, of which:

            Topic and bibliography 5%

            Prospectus 5%

            Book Review 10%

            1000-word section 10%

            Final Paper 20%

Additional information on writing assignments will be distributed in class

UGS 302 • Art And The Public

64830 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 2.112
Wr

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

T C 357 • Visual Cultures In Russn Hist

43140 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CRD 007B
GCWr

Description:

This course will introduce students to Russian history through its visual culture. It will also introduce visual culture through Russian history.

By comparing a variety of visual and verbal sources, we will analyze the ways in which different kinds of sources shape our views of history and our views of the world around us. We will read widely in Russian visual culture and contemporary visual theory and each student will write a research paper on a topic of his or her own choice.

The goals of this course include:

  • Improving students’ ability to read visual documents analytically
  • Improving students’ ability to write coherent, persuasive essays
  • Gaining an appreciation for Russian history and culture
  • Thinking about the role of visual culture in history, politics, public ethics, and everyday life

Texts/Readings:

Valerie Kivelson and Joan Neuberger, eds Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture

Richard Howells and Joaquim Negreiros, Visual Culture

Roger Bartlett, A History of Russia

Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Other chapters and articles posted on Blackboard as pdfs

 

Assignments:

Participation in discussion (10%)

Regular 1-page (300 word) essays on the reading (20%)

Research Project:

Prospectus (5%)

Source review (5%)

1000-word excerpt-draft (10%)

Peer-review (10%)

Oral presentation (10%)

15-page (4500 word) completed paper (30%)

 

About the Professor:

Professor Neuberger studies modern Russian culture in social and political context, with a focus on the politics of the  arts. She is the author of an eclectic range of publications, including Hooliganism: Crime and Culture in St Petersburg, 1900-1914 (California: 1993), Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion (Palgrave: 2003); co-author of Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 (Oxford: 2005); and co-editor of Imitations of Life: Melodrama in Russia (Duke: 2001) and Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (Yale: 2008). Her teaching interests include modern Russia, nineteenth-century Europe, film, and visual culture.

 

HIS 383 • Visual Evidence In History

39710 • Spring 2012
Meets W 5:00PM-8:00PM GAR 1.134

The historiographical purpose of this course is to examine various ways of interpreting the visual-- things we see and the things we make to be seen – in order to develop strategies for using visual documents in historical (or other) research. The explosion of literature about the visual, visuality, visual culture, and visual studies makes it impossible to be comprehensive. So we will tackle a handful of case studies in the theory and practice of visual studies designed to help us think about how we read images, how we know what we know, how we use what we find, how our thinking about the past is shaped by visual evidence and experience.

            The practical purpose of this course is to study the structure and composition of scholarly articles to compose one of our own. Here the literature is almost infinite, so I have chosen readings that offer a variety of strategies, structures, origins, purposes, evidence, and narrative styles.

 

Course Requirements

            Reading: Weekly theoretical discussions and practical applications.

            Discussion: active participation in course discussions,

oral presentations on reading and writing

            Writing: Weekly short responses.

Periodic assignments leading to publishable article (20-25pp)

 

Required Reading to Purchase:

Martin Jay, Downcast Eyes

Lilya Kaganovsky, How the Soviet Man Was (Un)Made

Tamara Chaplin, Turning On the Mind: French Philosophers on Television

Gyan Prakash and Kevin M. Kruse, eds.,The Spaces of the Modern City: Imaginaries, Politics, and Everyday Life

Troben Grodal, Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

39305 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WEL 2.304
GC (also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural life in the modern Russian Empire, autocracy as a political system, national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society, political opposition and the revolutionary movement.

 

Readings (Required): available at bookstores 

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

 

Assignments & Grading

Map Exercise - 10% 

Short Essays/Participation: 10%  

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each = 40%

Take-home Final Exam 40%

 

Attendance in class is required. In case of absence it is your responsibility to find out about scheduling or other changes. Additional information on assignments will be distributed in class. No make-up exams will be allowed without written documentation for a family or medical emergency. Students who will miss class for religious holidays or other University sanctioned events should contact me in advance to make accommodations.

T C 357 • Visual Culs In Russian History

43485 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CRD 007B
GCWr

This course will introduce students to Russian history through its visual culture.

We will explore the political uses of art and the contributions of art to politics in four case studies: medieval Orthodox icons, eighteenth-century palace architecture, modern realistic painting, and twentieth-century film and photography (see below for more detail). By comparing a variety of visual and verbal sources, we also will analyze the ways in which different kinds of sources shape our views of history and our views of the world around us. We will read widely in Russian visual culture and each student will write a research paper on a topic of their own choice.

 

The goals of this course include:

  • Improving students’ ability to read visual documents analytically
  • Improving students’ ability to write coherent, persuasive essays
  • Gaining an appreciation for Russian history and culture
  • Thinking about the role of visual culture in history, politics, public ethics, and everyday life

 

Requirements and Grading

Participation in discussion (10%)

Bi-weekly 1-page (300 word) essays on the reading (20%)

Research Project:

Prospectus (5%)

750-word excerpt-draft(15%)

Peer-review (10%)

Oral presentation (10%)

15-page (4500 word) completed paper (30%)

 

Reading Assignments:

W Bruce Lincoln, Between Heaven and Hell: 1000 Years of Russian Culture

Valerie Kivelson and Joan Neuberger, eds, Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture

Robin Cormack, Icons

George Munro, The Most Intentional City: St Petersburg in the Reign of Catherine the Great

The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova

David Jackson, The Wanderers and Critical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Russian Art

Peter Brooks, Realist Vision

Christina Kiaer, Imagine No Possessions: Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism

Lilya Kaganovsky, How the Soviet Man was (Un)Made

Oksana Bulgakowa, Eisenstein: A Biography
plus

Excerpts from selected memoirs, plays, manifestos, state decrees on the following topics

 

CASE STUDIES

1. Icons, Frescos and Apocalypse, 1480s-1580s

In this segment of the course we will study the cooperation of church and state in promoting public and private codes of conduct. We will study the gradual centralization of state efforts to direct icon painting, and as a case study--the production and uses of Orthodox icons and frescos of the Last Judgment during the reign of Ivan the Terrible.

 

2. Catherine the Great and St Petersburg, 1770-80s

In this segment of the course we will study the Empress’s efforts to “westernize,” “civilize,” “enlighten” Russians though written and visual arts: her commission of plays and palaces, purchase of art, and building of museums.

We will read the memoirs of Catherine’s friend, the Princess Dashkova, and the play, Woe from a Carriage, to study the successes and limitations of the campaign. (Woe is a satire about two serf owners so obsessed with French culture that they break up a serf family -- selling them for the money to buy the latest French carriage)

 

3. Russian Realist Painting, 1870s-1880s

In this segment we will study the rise of a generation of artists who saw themselves as the “conscience of society” and sought to use “Realism” in paintings for social and political critique. We will also examine those artists who resisted being categorized as “political.”

We will read fiery political manifestos of the painters’ contemporaries and compare them with the works of the painters known as the Wanderers, including Ilya Repin and Izaak Levitan, whose works were both controversial and popular.

 

4. Soviet Socialist Realism in the Visual Arts,

In this segment of the course we will study the ways in which Soviet visual artists (primarily in photography and film) implemented the policy known as socialist realism.

 

Dr. Neuberger studies modern Russian culture in social and political context. Her teaching interests include modern Russia, nineteenth-century Europe, gender, film and visual culture. She is the author of "Hooliganism: Crime, Culture and Power in St. Petersburg, 1900-1914" (1993); and "Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion" (2003). She co-authored "Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914" (2005); co-edited Imitations of "Life: Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia" (2001) and produced the special-feature documentary, "The Politics and History of Ivan" for the Criterion Collection DVD, "Eisenstein: The Sound Years."

UGS 302 • Art And The Public

63150 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM GAR 1.134
Wr C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

39950 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.110
(also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

REE 335 • Rus & Sov Film: Uses Of Hist-W

44745 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 0.132
C2

Please check back for updates.

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

40215 • Fall 2008
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.110

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

UGS 302 • Thinking About Art-W

66515 • Fall 2008
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM GAR 2.104
C1

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

REE 335 • 19th-Century Europe

45255 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.132

Please check back for updates.

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

40500 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 4.134
(also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

REE 335 • 19th-Century Europe

44500 • Spring 2006
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.132

Please check back for updates.

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

38565 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 4.124
(also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

REE 335 • 19th-Century Europe

43070 • Spring 2005
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM UTC 3.112

Please check back for updates.

GOV 314 • Intro Rus/E Eur/Eurasian Stds

37270 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BUR 112
(also listed as HIS 306N, REE 301)

Please check back for updates.

HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

38205 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ B0.306
(also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

REE 335 • Rus & Sov Film: Uses Of Hist-W

41480 • Spring 2004
Meets TH 3:30PM-6:30PM GAR 301
C2

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REE 335 • 19th-Century Europe

41485 • Spring 2004
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM UTC 3.112

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GOV 314 • Intro Rus/E Eur/Eurasian Stds

35675 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BUR 112
(also listed as HIS 306N, REE 301)

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HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

36550 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM UTC 3.122
(also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

GOV 314 • Intro Rus/E Eur/Eurasian Stds

35745 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 212
(also listed as HIS 306N, REE 301)

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HIS 343L • History Of Russia To 1917

36280 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM ART 1.120
(also listed as REE 335)

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural

life in the modern Russian Empire.

o        autocracy as a political system

o        national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia;

o        poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society

o        political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Texts:

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia

V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture

Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman

B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar

Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

Grading:

Map Exercise - 10%

Short Essays/Participation: 10%

Two In-Class Exams, 20% each

Take-home Final Exam 40%

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