Russia and The Other: A Cultural Approach
Slavic 194 (Fall 2003). Wallenberg Hall (Building 160), Room 322

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A capstone seminar recommended for
bullet  the alumni of Stanfordís Moscow Program,
bullet Russian majors and minors, 
bullet CREES MA students,
bullet and Russian majors working on an honors thesis.
 

Russian cultural identity and its emergence in works of literature and art that deal with ethnic, racial, or class distinctions (the Western, Oriental, or internal Other).

Close reading of important texts in a variety of genres (history, travelogue, essay, fiction, poetry, film); introduction to literary/rhetorical analysis, cultural theory, elements of film analysis.

Requirements:

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Attendance at class meetings (Mondays and Fridays 11:00-1:00).  Almost every week, one meeting will be a film screening followed by a brief discussion.

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Weekly one-paragraph essays on the readings, due to Professor Safran's and Professor Freidinís E-mail by 9:00 a.m. on the day of class.  Take care with these essays; you may be called upon to read them aloud in class.  You may miss one week and there is no essay due the first or the final week; thus we expect each student to submit seven paragraphs.

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20-minute presentation in class on December 1 based on your final paper.

bullet Final paper of 10-12 pages, due December 12 to both professors. 

The course fulfills the General Education Requirement 3a.

(GER 3a) 
4-5 units, Win (
Safran, Freidin)

 

last updated: 11/06/2003