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This interdisciplinary seminar will provide an introduction to the Russian avant-garde as a complex mosaic of styles and individuals, focusing on the dialogue between the Russian artists and writers who, at a time of radical change, tried to create new systems of thinking and languages. We will examine a wide range of ideas and movements, experimental in structure and subject matter, and will discuss works by Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Goncharova, Petrov-Vodkin, Filonov, and Deineka, as well as poems by Mayakovsky and Akhmatova, stories by Bulgakov, and two short novels, Zamyatin’s We and Platonov’s The Foundation Pit.
Seven sessions. Registration – $250
Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia, and teaches Russian and Soviet literature in the Chicago area.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
We by Evgeny Zamyatin. Modern Library Classics, 2006. ISBN: 9780812974621
The Foundation Pit by Andrey Platonov. New York Review of Books, 2009. ISBN: 9781590173053
For the first session, please read the short stories included in your confirmation email.
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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