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Viktoria Schweitzer (Section 01)
The topic changes every year. This yearâ€™s theme will be â€œThe Poet and History.â€ We will read the historical writings of Alexander Pushkin in different genres, namely his story â€œThe Captainâ€™s Daughterâ€ and his essay â€œThe History of Pugachev during the reign of Catherine the Great.â€ We will then read Marina Tsvetaevaâ€™s essay â€œPushkin and Pugachev,â€ in which she reflects on how prose genres shape the poetâ€™s viewpoint on historical events. If time allows, we will also examine Pushkinâ€™s and Tsvetaevaâ€™s poems on historical themes. Taught entirely in Russian. Fall semester. Senior Lecturer Emerita Schweitzer.