Proseminar in Literary Theory and Study of Russian Literature
Required for graduate students and honors undergraduates in Slavic; first-year Slavic graduate students must enroll during their first quarter. Introduction to advanced study in Russian literature and culture: profession, discipline, scholarly method, and theoretical perspectives. Variety of approaches to the study of literature and culture. Practical exercises in the analysis of verse, narrative, and forms of visual representation. Four short papers (800 words), including the final (a review of a recent monograph of Russian Literatures and culture).