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RU5013   New Approaches to the Russian Literary Canon (20)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Combining a theoretical framework with a number of case studies, this module will explore how the 'Russian literary canon' has been constructed over the past two hundred years. Students will have the opportunity to study a number of works by Russian writers now considered 'canonical' (e.g. Aleksandr Pushkin, Fedor Dostoevsky, Andrei Platonov, Liudmila Ulitskaia), as well as to consider texts that have fallen outside the privileged field of the 'literary', whether for reasons of production, reception, distribution, or promotion. In addition, students will be encouraged to consider how various institutions create and perpetuate notions of canonicity. This module will be taught jointly by members of the Russian Department and will draw on their fields of expertise. Students taking the module as part of the MLitt in Russian Studies will be expected to read the assigned texts in the original Russian.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Seminars and occasional lectures.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: various