Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Summer Courses on Dissent and Russia

Tue, May 27, 2014
Summer Courses on Dissent and Russia

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is offering two fascinating courses on dissent and Russian culture this summer, and we still have seats available in both! 

During Summer I, we will be offering "Forbidden Voices: Dissent in Russian Literature and Film." This course, taught by Dr. Michael Pesenson, will examine dissenting literature and films from the late Tsarist era, the Soviet period, and the present day. Special attention will be paid to the role of the writer as a philosopher and voice of conscience, and to the impact of the works studied on Russian society. This class will meet from 10 AM - 12:30 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in BUR 128.

For Summer II, DSES is offering "Communist Countercultures: Underground Culture in the Soviet Bloc." Taught by Dr. Mark Hopkins, this course will focus on the role of artistic movements such as rock music, the theatre of the absurd, new wave film, and samizdat literature in the collapse of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. Authors whose works will be studied in this course include playwright and first president of the Czech Republic Václav Havel and Russian rock critic Artemy Troitsky. This course will meet from 1-3 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in PAR 204.

For more information on these and other summer courses, and to obtain each course's unique number for registration, please visit the CREEES course listing.

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