Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Post-Soviet Literature and Culture
In the last two decades Russia has undergone dramatic changes ranging from the crisis of the totalitarian system and disintegration of the Soviet Empire to the rapid development of new trends in literature and culture. We will survey these new trends, with a focus on defining the nature and multiplicity of "Post-Soviet" cultural sensibilities in recent Russian short fiction, essays, poetry, drama, lyrics, and interviews, as well as in pop-culture and film. Topics under consideration will include traditional and new, Post-Soviet and Post-Modern, as well as feminist, émigré, and post-colonial discourses.
Prerequisite: RU 202 or equivalent.