Department of European Studies & Modern Languages, Unit Catalogue 2007/08
EU30099 Russian national option R2: Literature & society in modern Russia
| Credits: 6 |
| Semester: 1|
|Before taking this unit you must take EU20093|
Aims: To introduce students to some major authors and texts of Russian literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries set in their historical and socio-political context.
Students who complete the unit successfully will:
* have read and understood some of the major works of modern Russian literature;
* have a clear grasp of Russian literary politics from 1917 to the beginning of the new millenium;
* have improved their ability to produce oral and written presentations on Russian literature and society.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed and assessed in this unit. Language skills are developed in this unit.
Among the works to be studied are the following (subject to availability in print): M Bulgakov, Master i Margarita#; E Zamiatin, My; A Solzhenitsyn, Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha; B Pasternak, Doktor Zhivago#; Iu. Olesha, Zavist'; N Ostrovskii, Kak zakalialas' stal'.
#As these novels are fairly long, you are advised to read them before the start of the academic year.