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European and Russian Avant-Garde
COL 319 SP
This interdisciplinary study of Russian modernism and avant-garde in the European context before and after the 1917 Revolution will examine the radical utopian experiment in literature, visual arts and film. Readings
include contemporary critical and theoretical writing on the arts. The course will explore the tensions between the artist and the revolution, and the clash of modernism and modernity in the early Stalinist period.
Bely, Andrey, PETERSBURG
Poetry: Akhmatova, Blok, Bely, Mandelshtam, Mayakovsky.
Film: S. Eisenstein POTEMKIN and OCTOBER; Dziga Vertov, KINO-EYE
Benjamin, Walter, "The Author as Producer"; "Art in the Age of
Breton, Andre. MANIFESTOES OF SURREALISM.
Boym, Svetlana. DEATH IN QUOTATION MARKS. CULTURAL MYTHS OF THE MODERN POET.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two papers (8-10 pp); oral presentation.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Slobin,Greta
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: BTFDC210;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- SR. major: 5 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 4 SO: 2 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing, Focused Inquiry Course
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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