Summer Courses





Madness & Madmen

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
RUSSIAN (RUSS)
Course Number: 
RUSS 197 910
Schedule: 
Tuesday 5:00pm-8:10pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 5:00pm-8:10pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

VINITSKY, ILYA

Crosslistings: 
COML197910
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

This course will explore the theme of madness in Russian literature and arts from the medieval period through the October Revolution of 1917. The discussion will include formative masterpieces by Russian writers (Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Bulgakov), painters (Repin, Vrubel, Filonov), composers (Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky), and film-directors (Protazanov, Eisenstein), as well as non-fictional documents such as Russian medical, judicial, political, and philosophical treatises and essays on madness.


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