Russian 413

Twentieth-Century Russian Critical Theories

Full course for one semester. Examination of the main trends of twentieth-century Russian literary criticism and theory, including works produced by the Russian Formalist school, by linguistic and structural criticism, and by Marxist and semiotic approaches to literature and culture. The course will consider the origin and development of different methodologies and will look at their application to specific works of Russian and Western literature. Readings will include works by Shklovsky, Eikhenbaum, Tynjanov, Jakobson, Bakhtin, Lotman, and Ginzburg. Prerequisite: students who wish to take the course for Russian credit must have completed Russian 220 or obtain the consent of the instructor. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 413. Not offered 2007-08.



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