SLAVIC 470 - Topics in Cultural Studies of Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Soviet Visual Culture: 1917-1953
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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Description

The course focuses on interfaces of Soviet visual arts and related domains, including political propaganda, that characterizes the years of Revolution, the NEP Period, and Stalinism in the USSR, i.e., the years between the revolutions of 1917 and Stalin’s death in 1953. Among other things, we will study modern print media, ranging from poster art to publishing projects such as the magazine USSR in Construction, but also such domains that display distinct visual aspects without necessarily being prime foci of visual culture, e.g., the culture of festivities and visual aspects of the public space. We will also discuss profiles of artists who were active in forging the bridge between the avant-garde and political art (Klucis, Lissitski, Rodchenko). Time permitting, some of these domains will be compared— and contrasted— with similar phenomena in interwar Germany, especially as regards the culture of photo-illustrated magazines and book covers, visual aspects of the public space, or the cult of personality. Western contributions to Soviet visual culture will also be discussed.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, brief class presentations, and a final paper will be required.

Class Format:

Format: Weekly class meetings will require synchronous participation.

Grading & Assessment: Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of short answer and essay questions that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Schedule

SLAVIC 470 - Topics in Cultural Studies of Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
27209
Open
12
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
30462
Open
3
 
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MF 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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