Literature, Film and Cultural Studies Reading List

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Reading List for M.A./Ph.D. Program in Slavic

*Literature, Film and Cultural Studies*

 

Nineteenth-Century Literature                 

 

А.С. Пушкин

Борис Годунов (1825)

“К***” (1825)

“Пророк” (1826)

“Я вас любил…” (1829)

Повести Белкина (1830)

Евгений Онегин (1831)

“Пиковая дама” (1833)

“Медный всадник” (1833)

 

Н.В. Гоголь

Ревизор (1836)

Мертвые души (1842)

“Шинель” (1842)

 

М.Ю. Лермонтов

“Смерть поэта” (1837)

Герой нашего времени (1840)

“Сон” (1841)

 

И.С. Тургенев

Отцы и дети (1862)

 

Ф.М. Достоевский

Записки из подполья (1864)

Преступление и наказание (1866)

Братья Карамазовы (1880)

 

Н.Г. Чернышевский

Что делать? (1863)

 

Л.Н. Толстой

Война и мир (1869)

Анна Каренина (1878)

“Смерть Ивана Ильича” (1886)

 

А.П. Чехов

“Дама с собачкой” (1899)

Вишнёвый сад (1903)

 

С.Д. Хвощинская

"Городские и деревенские" (1863)

 

Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature          

 

Ч.Т. Айтматов

"И дольше века длится день" (1980)

 

С.А. Алексиевич

"У войны не женское лицо" (1983)

 

А.А. Блок

“Незнакомка” (1906)

“Двенадцать” (1918)

 

Е.И. Замятин

Мы (1924)

 

В.В. Хлебников

“Заклятие смехом” (1909)

 

А.А. Ахматова

“Вечером” (1913)

“Реквием” (1940)

 

Б.Л. Пастернак

“Сестра моя – жизнь, и сегодня в разливе…” (1917)

“Марбург” (1928)

 

М.А. Булгаков

Собачье сердце (1925)

Мастер и Маргарита (1940)

 

О.Е. Мандельштам

“Айя – София” (1913)

“Век” (1923)

 

М.И. Цветаева

“Попытка ревности” (1924)

 

В.В. Маяковский

“Облако в штанах” (1915)

“Про это” (1923)

 

А.И. Солженицын

Один день Ивана Денисовича (1962)

 

Л.С. Петрушевская

Время – ночь (1992)

 

Т.Н. Толстая

“На золотом крыльце сидели” (1983)

 

В.О. Пелевин

Омон Ра (1991)

 

Russian Film

 

Aleksei Balabanov, Brother (1997)

Sergei Eisenstein, Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Mikhail Kolotozov, The Cranes are Flying (1957)

Vladimir Menshov, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1979)

Vasilii Pichul, Little Vera (1988)

Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mother (1926)

Larisa Shepitko, Wings (1966)

Aleksandr Sokurov, Father and Son (2003)

Andrei Tarkovsky, Andrei Rublev (1966)

Aleksei Zviagintsev, Leviathan (2014)

 

Secondary Readings: History, Theory, Criticism

(excerpts as needed)

Baker, Catherine. Race and the Yugoslav Region (Manchester University Press, 2018)

Bakhtin, Mikhail. Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, ed. and tr. Caryl Emerson (University of Minnesota Press, 1984)

Baldwin, Kate A. Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, 1922–1963 (Duke University Press, 2002)

Bjelić, Dušan. “Toward a Genealogy of the Balkan Discourses on Race.” Interventions 20:6 (2018): 906-929.

Clark, Katerina. “The Representation of the African American as Colonial Oppressed in Texts of the Soviet Interwar Years.” The Russian Review 75:3 (July 2016), 368-385.

Clark, Katerina. The Soviet Novel: History as Ritual (Indiana UP, 2000)

Du Bois, W.E.B. “Colonialism and the Russian Revolution” New World Review 24:10 (1956) 18-21.

Erlich, Victor. Russian Formalism: History, Doctrine (Mouton, 1980)

Emerson, Caryl. The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature (Cambridge UP, 2008)

Eikhenbaum, Boris. “How Gogol’s ‘Overcoat’ Was Made” (any published version).

Etkind, Alexander. “Shaved Man’s Burden,” Internal Emigration: Russia’s Imperial Experience (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011)

Grant, Bruce. The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009)

Hughes, Langston. I Wonder as I Wander (Hill and Wang, 1993)

Imre, Aniko. “Whiteness in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe: The Time of the Gypsies, the End of Race.” Postcolonial Whiteness: A Critical Reader. Ed. Alfred López (State University of New York Press, 2004)

Kharkhordin, Oleg. The Collective and the Individual in Russia: A Study of Practices (University of California Press, 1999)

Law, Ian. Red Racisms: Racism in Communist and Post-Communist Contexts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Lorde, Audre. “Notes from a Trip to Russia.” Sister/Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press, 2007. 13-35.

Lotman, Yuri, Analysis of the Poetic Text, ed. and tr. D. Barton Johnson (Ardis, 1976)

Mihailovic, Alexandra. “‘Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child’: Paul Robeson and the 1949 Pushkin Jubilee.” Under the Sky of My Africa. Ed. Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Nicole Svobodny, and Ludmilla Trigos. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2006. 302-331.

Salys, Rigmaila. “The Pattersons: Expatriate and Native Son.” The Russian Review 75:3 (July 2016): 434-456.

Shklovsky, Viktor. “Art as Device” (any published version).

Subotic, Jelena, and Srdjan Vucetic. “Performing Solidarity: Whiteness and Status-Seeking in the Non-Aligned World.” Journal of International Relations and Development 22 (2019): 722-43.

Wachtel, Michael, The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2004)

Wilson, Jennifer. “Queer Tashkent, Queer Harlem: Langston Hughes' 'The Boy Dancers of Uzbekistan,” Slavic Review 76.3 (Fall 2017).

Yurchak, Aleksei, Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (Princeton, 2005)

Zakharov, Nikolay. Race and Racism in Russia: Mapping Global Racisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)