Synaesthetic Utopias

Russian Language, Literature and Culture 226

Usual Description

An introduction to Russian Modernism across the arts through the creative experience of synaesthesia: the blending of sensory modalities. Mystically and technologically enhanced, the mixed senses inspired the innovations of Russia’s avant-garde poets, composers, and visual artists, as they promised the fulfillment of the Russian aesthetic, erotic, and social utopias of transfiguration and revolution. The course examines works by Bely, Kandinsky, Khlebnikov, Mayakovsky, Scriabin, Stravinsky, and Zamyatin in their Western European context. In English.

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Russian Language, Literature and Culture 226 Taught by Polina Dimova