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Graduate Record 2020-2021 
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RUSS 5160 - Russian Literature of the Soviet Era-1929-1988

Literature in the Soviet era has been compared to a “second government.” This course explores Russian literature under Soviet totalitarianism and examines the concept of Socialist Realism and the process of harnessing literary art to serve the state’s interests of creating the “new Soviet person.” We also treat the all-important development of unofficial “underground” art and writers’ strategies for bypassing the strictures of state control.

Credits: 3