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„Russia Between East and West: Understanding Russians with a help of reportage”

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 3700-KON349-AL Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.3 / (0222) Historia i archeologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: „Russia Between East and West: Understanding Russians with a help of reportage”
Jednostka: Wydział "Artes Liberales"
Grupy: Przedmioty dla studentów II stopnia AL w cyklu 2020Z
Przedmioty do społecznego modułu kształcenia - II stopień Artes Liberales
Przedmioty oferowane przez Kolegium Artes Liberales
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

fakultatywne

Założenia (opisowo):

Znajomość języka angielskiego na poziomie B1

Skrócony opis:

The purpose of the course is to provide the students with a broad overview of the basic principles governing the past, the present and the future of Russia, as well as its interactions with the West, with a focus on the culture and national psychology of Russians vis-à-vis Western Europeans. We would explore what are Russian basic cultural values and how they shape modern Russian consciousness. We will briefly look at Russian [Soviet] history from Lenin to Putin, discover Russian literature, movies, as well as explore the stance of intellectual and political elites towards decisive events of Soviet and latest Russian history. Students will have a chance to work on their own by conducting their own research on Russia in different displays of literature, fine arts, architecture, film or any other field depending on their interests.

Pełny opis:

Russia is an important player in today’s world. There is an increasing need for expertise in Russian culture, politics, and society in a variety of fields, in both national and international arenas. At the same time, there is lack of understanding of what Russia really is today and what Russians are like? Where is this country on the line between East and West? How to interpret the changes that took place after the break-up of the Soviet Union? We will explore the myth of the “Great Patriotic War”, as well as phenomenon of Stalin’s unbreakable popularity in today’s Russia. We will also discuss the change of the soviet stance, the notion of homo sovieticus and its applicability today. We will discuss the role of political and intellectual elites in the crucial moments of Russian History and the rise of oligarchs. During the course we will also elaborate on the current state of the Russian society: public mood, protests, conformism, attitude to the powerful, propaganda effectiveness.

Students will have a chance to work on their own by conducting their own research on Russia in different displays of literature, fine arts, architecture, film or any other field depending on their interests.

Literatura:

Aleksandr Radishchev “Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow”

Marquis de Custine “Letters from Russia”

Boris Pasternak “Doctor Zhyvago”

Varlam Shalamov „Kolyma Tales”.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn „The Gulag Archipelago”

Svetlana Alekxievich „Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alekxievich „Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War”

Ryszard Kapuściński „Imperium”

Tiziano Terzani „Goodnight, Mister Lenin”.

Jacek Hugo-Bader „White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia”

Peter Pomerantsev „Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia”

Efekty uczenia się:

- broad overview of the basic principles governing the past, the present and the future of Russia with a focus on the culture and national psychology of Russians vis-à-vis Western Europeans

- acquaintance with the key texts on today’s

- ability to analyze the discourse on the discussed issue and present student’s own opinion.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Final grade depends on:

- Presence on the lectures

- Activity during the lectures

- Written assignments

- Final paper

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/21" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31

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Koordynatorzy: Oleksandra Iwaniuk
Prowadzący grup: Oleksandra Iwaniuk
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