Courses

442 - BAKHTIN'S PROSAICS

490 - INDEPENDENT READING

499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

590 - RESEARCH

 

Current Course Descriptions

405 - RUSSIAN TEACHING METHODOLOGY

A graduate level seminar that addresses the complexities of teaching Russian language. The group explores teaching methods with an emphasis on communicative approach to language teaching, working with groups and individuals, and demonstrating and presenting ideas. This seminar is geared toward the student interested in teaching assistantships as well as professional education.

411 - PROSEMINAR

Introduction to the study of Slavic languages and literatures at the graduate level. The course is meant to familiarize students with some of the most important contemporary modes of literary criticism (both Western and Russian) in the field of Slavic Languages and Literatures through close comparative analyses of literary and critical texts.

430 - STUDIES IN OLD RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Content varies. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

433 - STUDIES IN 17TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Content varies. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

434 - STUDIES IN 18TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

A seminar in 18th Century Russian literature. Content varies. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. The topics to be studied are: The emergence of the Russian literary language; the poetics of classicism and preRomanticism; the rise and fall of different genres; the contribution of the eighteenth century to the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. The student must have a reading knowledge of Russian.

436 - STUDIES IN 19TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Content varies. Recent offerings include the role of translation in Russian culture, the Poema, The Brothers Karamazov. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. Some recent topics have included:

437- POETRY SEMINAR

Close study of Poetic texts from the Russian and/or Slavic traditions. Topics vary May be taken taken multiple times for credit

438 - STUDIES IN 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Content varies.

439 -THEORIES IN FICTION AND FICTIONALITY

Content varies.

440 - STUDIES IN RUSSIAN LITERARY CRITICISM

Content varies. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

441 - 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURAL CRITICISM

Major trends and texts of literary criticism, literary politics, and general intellectual debate.

442 - BAKHTIN'S PROSAICS

An examination of Bakhtin's theories of the novel, culture, and time. Topics include Bakhtin's key concepts: novelistic language, polyphony, the chronotope, menippean satire, dialogue, the non-alibi for responsibility. We will read his texts closely, with attention to literary examples and consideration of their broader implications for cultural theory.

490 - INDEPENDENT READING

Content varies. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Permission of instructor and department required.

590 - RESEARCH

Independent investigation of selected problems pertaining to thesis or dissertation.