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Fall 2019 Comparative Literature: Slavic GU4075 section 001

Call Number 53913
Day & Time
T 6:10pm-10:00pm
467 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yuri Shevchuk
Course Description The course will discuss how filmmaking has been used as an instrument of power and imperial domination in the Soviet Union as well as on post-Soviet space since 1991. A body of selected films by Soviet and post-Soviet directors which exemplify the function of filmmaking as a tool of appropriation of the colonized, their cultural and political subordination by the Soviet center will be examined in terms of postcolonial theories. The course will focus both on Russian cinema and often overlooked work of Ukrainian, Georgian, Belarusian, Armenian, etc. national film schools and how they participated in the communist project of fostering a ┬źnew historic community of the Soviet people┬╗ as well as resisted it by generating, in hidden and, since 1991, overt and increasingly assertive ways their own counter-narratives. Close attention will be paid to the new Russian film as it re-invents itself within the post-Soviet imperial momentum projected on the former Soviet colonies.
Web Site Vergil
Department Slavic Languages
Enrollment 12 students (40 max) as of 3:03PM Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Subject Comparative Literature: Slavic
Number GU4075
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193CLSL4075W001

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