Russian Literature: 1953-Present

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This schedule is subject to change!

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

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2

Venedikt Erofeev: Moscow to the End of the Line

4

Venedikt Erofeev: Moscow to the End of the Line

7

Venedikt Erofeev: Moscow to the End of the Line

9

Review

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11

Midterm

14

Spring Break

16

Spring Break

18

Spring Break

21

Poetry: All reading materials are on Blackboard. Most are in both English and Russian.

Last day to choose a paper topic!

23

Fazil Iskander: "The Cock"

25

Chingiz Aitmatov: The White Ship

28

Day of no classes!

30

Chingiz Aitmatov: The White Ship

 

April 2016

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1

Chingiz Aitmatov: The White Ship

4

Chingiz Aitmatov: The White Ship

Reading Quiz over The White Ship

6

Liudmila Petrushevskaia: "Our Crowd" in readings and "Joe Juan" 191-200" in Life Stories

8

Nina Sadur: "Witch's Tears"

11

First Draft of Paper is Due!

Viktor Pelevin: "A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia" plus one story of your choice.

 

13

Viktor Pelevin: "A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia" plus one story of your choice

15

Viktor Pelevin: "Hermit and Sixfinger"

Reading Quiz over
"Hermit and Sixfinger"

18

Tatiana Tolstaia:"Peters" and/or "Fire and Dust"

20

Tatiana Tolstaia: "Peters" and/or "Fire and Dust" and The Slynx 

22

Tatiana Tolstaia: The Slynx

25

Tatiana Tolstaia: The Slynx

Reading Quiz over The Slynx

27

Vladimir Makanin: "A Prisoner of the Caucasus" and "The One Day War" (145-168 in Life Stories)

29

Vladimir Voinovich "The Novel" and Viktor Yerofeev "Rehabilitating D' Anthes"(269-286 in Life Stories)

 

May 2016

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Yevgeny Grishkovets "Serenity" and Alexander Kabakov "Shelter" (37-64 in Life Stories

4

Eduard Limonov "All Alone" (81-96 in Life Stories)


6

Andrei Gelasimov: Thirst

9

Vladimir Sorokin "Black Horse with a White Eye" (255-268 in Life Stories)

Review

Last day to turn in responses

Final Draft of Paper is Due

11

13

 

Final Exam: Tuesday, May 17, 4:30-7:00
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