RUSSIAN 358 - Central Asia through Russian Eyes: Cultural Appropriation of an Exotic Land
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 558.
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Russia’s expansion to the East throughout the imperial period provided a cultural, political, and geographical setting for Russian literature and the fine arts, dramatically enriching their thematic range. But it also posed challenging questions. Did Russia belong to the East or the West? Could Russians perceive their expansion in terms of Europe’s mission to “civilize” the indigenous people? How did newly included non-Russian ethnic groups help reevaluate the Russian self? And how were they treated in the Soviet Union? The course addresses these fundamental issues and examines how Russians positioned themselves in regard to Muslim cultures. Emphasis will be placed on metropolis-colony relations, national identity, ethnic intolerance, gender and religious issues.

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of Russian literature, language, or history is required.

Class Format:

The lectures for this course will be delivered in-person. Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of two argumentative papers that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components.


RUSSIAN 358 - Central Asia through Russian Eyes: Cultural Appropriation of an Exotic Land
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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