Literature and Revolution
Russian Language, Literature and Culture 325
Russia experienced a series of revolutions in the early twentieth century. The 1905 Revolution coincided with Russia’s unprecedented cultural Renaissance; the 1917 Revolutions generated radical new forms in literature and the arts; the Cultural Revolution of the late 1920s led to state control of the arts, invalidating the innovation of the earlier revolutions. This course traces the evolution of Russian literature in those years, as writers responded to these successive political, artistic, and cultural revolutions. Taught in English.