20th Century Russian Literature
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Course title in Estonian
20. sajandi vene kirjandus
Course title in English
20th Century Russian Literature
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To offer XX century Russian Literature knowledge and understanding; to create a basis for comprehension of recent Russian literature.
Brief description of the course
XX century Russian literature phenomenon, tendencies and peculiarities. Place of XX century Russian Literature in the World literature The Recent Russian Literature Seminars, that are arranged on the base of previously given lektûr with the purpose to define writer’s and his works’ place in the recent Russian literature; to fix connections with literature tradition and/or novelty. The Main Features of the Recent Russian Literature.
Recent Russian Prose through the lens of tradition and novelty. Annual literary award as a benchmark in the world of Russian literature.
Independent work
Final course work about one recent Russian Literature writer by student choose from the lecturer special list; check the reading of works from the recommended reading list.
Learning outcomes in the course
Precise knowledge about XX century Russian literature existence from the century beginning till XX century last decade. Capacity to defend students’ opinions, ideas, points of view in operation with the hot problems of this period of history and literature. Skills to navigate in the recent Russian literature.
Assessment methods
Completing all homework; obligatory reading control (a teacher gives the list of recommended literature on the first lecture)
Lektor Grigori Utgof
Replacement literature
Glad J. (1999). Russia abroad: Writers, History, Politics. Tenafly, NJ: Hermitage & Birchbark Press. RR2-01-08280
Handbook of Russian Literature /ed. By V. Terras. New Haven; London, 1985 - National Library RR vene 09/ teatmik (access only in the library) or Tallinn University Library HU 82 vene/ H15 (access only in the library)
Voices of Russian Literature: Interviews with Ten Contemporary Writers (V.Makanin, L. Petrushevskaya, V. Sorokin, V. Pelevin)
The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century Russian Literature /ed. E. Dobrenko and M. Balina (2011) Cambridge; New York.