Summer 2020 Courses

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RUSSIAN 2335.99 - Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture

  • Online, 4-week Session 1, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

Russian culture from its foundations to the 21st century through analysis of literature, film, music, visual arts, beliefs, and customs. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 3355.99 - Vodka in Russian Society and Culture: Deconstructing Myths

  • Online, Instructor: Derek Peterson

Vodka in Russia is important to virtually all social functions, is used as a home remedy for ailments, and is a frequent theme of jokes, folk songs, films, and literature. It also has an important political history, having long been used by the Russian (and Soviet) state as a form of social control. This course explores Russian culture and history through its most famous drink. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 3460.99 - Modern Russian Experience through Film

  • Online, Instructor: TBA
Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Taught in English.
 
GE visual/performance arts and diversity global studies course.

SLAVIC 2230 - Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight

  • 4-week Session 3, MTWR 11:00AM-1:25PM, Mendenhall Lab 174, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Changing approaches to evil as embodied in vampires in East European folk belief & European & American pop culture; function of vampire & monster tales in cultural context, including peasant world & West from Enlightenment to now. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


SLAVIC 2365.99 - Sports, Socialists, and Society in Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Online, Instructor: TBD

This course looks at the development of sports as a substitute and arena for battle between countries, as well as the rise of sports culture more generally in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of nationhood, politics, and corporeality. In this course, students will learn about the history and culture of sports, spectatorship, fandom, the Cold War, and Central and Eastern Europe.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.