Bachelor's degree in Slavic (Russian) Studies.
The course provides the necessary tools to achieve a good knowledge of Russian poetry and of the poet's image and role in Russian society using an original reading key - the literary fact of his death - to understand those peculiarities and nuances that characterize it compared to all other European literatures.
The aims of the course are to:
Provide you an opportunity to study a specific topic in detail;
Assist you in reading and understanding challenging texts;
Provide you with opportunities to develop critical thinking skills,
Participate in what constitutes academic inquiry within a particular field of discipline;
Refine your oral and written communication skills by the preparation of writing assignments.
The death of the poet.
Through the analysis of a series of deaths that have become real "literary facts" - from Pushkin's death in duel to Mayakovsky's - the course will take in a transversal examination of Russian literary culture that is intertwined with the question of role and mission of these artists. The first semester will focus on Pushkin and Lermontov. The second semester will focus on the twentieth century poets.
Lectures with active participation of the students.
No partial exam at the end of the module A.
Your grade will be determined by the quality of ALL YOUR WORK throughout the year.
Active Participation in class discussions.
2 papers (6-8 pages) on the readings or the topic of your choice related to the course theme. You may use research/secondary sources if these sources relate to your paper.
An oral presentation (10-15 minutes).
A comprehensive final exam.
The final will cover the two semesters readings.
Oral Presentation 10%
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