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Bakhtin, Formalism, and Soviet Avant-Garde Aesthetics

RUSS 1895 S01 [CRN: 26574]

This course examines the two approaches to literature, which in many respects changed the course of humanistic scholarship: Russian Formalism (1920s) focused on literary “devices” and “structures,” and credited by many for inventing “literary theory” as an autonomous scholarly discipline, and the theories developed by Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) and his circle of philosophers, poets, and literary critics, for whom the most important task of literary discourse was to create multiple, living personalities. The course discusses these theories in the context of Soviet and European modernist art and aesthetics of the 1920 and 30s. In English.
Spring 2021
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021