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Approx. 28 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

The Prehistory of Contemporary Literature

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 90 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
7 videos
"The Question of the Boundaries of the Contemporary Literature"13m
"Unofficial Literature of the Late USSR and its Different Types"16m
"Mass Literature in the Soviet Era"13m
"The Phenomenon of Russian “Thick” Literary Journal"11m
"Literature in the Era of Perestroika"13m
"The Appearance and Development of Pop Literature"16m
1 reading
links10m
6 practice exercises
Test
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Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

The Origins of Contemporary Russian Literature

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 67 min)
5 videos
"Biography of Venedikt Erofeev"14m
"Venedikt Erofeev’s Poem "Moscow to the End of the Line""13m
"The Biography and Autobiographical Legend of Sasha Sokolov"14m
"Sasha Sokolov’s Novel "A School for Fools""15m
5 practice exercises
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Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

The Birth of Russian Postmodernism

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 76 min)
6 videos
"Postmodernism as Interpreted by Philosophers and Critics"12m
"Conceptualism and the Deconstruction of Socialist Realism"13m
"Conceptualism in Prose. Vladimir Sorokin. From The Norm to The Novel"13m
"The Deconstruction of Various Genres and Styles in the Late Works of Vladimir Sorokin"14m
"Vladimir Sorokin’s Dystopias of the 2000s"14m
5 practice exercises
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Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Development of Postmodernist Fiction. Victor Pelevin

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 72 min)
5 videos
"The Novel "Omon Ra" by Victor Pelevin"17m
"Early Short Stories and Novellas by Victor Pelevin"14m
"The Novel "Generation P" (Babylon; Homo Zapiens) by Victor Pelevin"11m
"Later Works by Victor Pelevin"15m
5 practice exercises
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