Russian Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Russian Language, Literature and Culture 223

Usual Description

This course explores Russian fairy tales, dreams, futuristic utopias, and interplanetary voyages that informed the genre of Russian science fiction. We will examine how supernatural and utopian visions merged with social and scientific ideas to critique society or glorify technological progress. Works may include early fantasy and sci-fi texts by Pushkin, Gogol, Odoevsky, and Dostoevsky; Soviet dystopias by Zamiatin and Bulgakov; sci-fi classics by Alexei Tolstoy and the Strugatsky brothers; and Tarkovsky’s filmic masterpieces. In English.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Russian Language, Literature and Culture 223
Russian Language, Literature and Culture 223 Taught by Polina Dimova