Spring 2017

Creativity and Revolution

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-216  |  Russian, as RUSS-216


Catherine A. Ciepiela (Section 01)


The three decades from 1890 through 1920 marked a time when Russia’s future was being radically reimagined, politically and culturally.  We will study creative revolution in the arts--in literature, painting, theater and dance, and the new medium of cinema--as participating in shaping a national vision, even as Russian artists absorbed and engaged with international models.  We also will study reverberations of this period in later Soviet culture, such as absurdist theater, underground art and the poetic revival of the 60s and 70s. This course is taught in English and no familiarity with Russian language and culture is assumed.

Spring semester.  Professor Ciepiela.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017