RUSS247 - Putin’s Russia on Film: Russian Cinema in Contemporary Cultural and Political Context
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Putin’s Russia on Film: Russian Cinema in Contemporary Cultural and Political Context
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The course engages students with Putin’s Russia through cinema and discusses a European culture that is, at the same time, non-Western in its political make up. Topics discussed include the colonial center and its contemporary political and cultural ambitions, imperial periphery and Russia’s "quiet others," the Russian Idea in New Auteurism, Putin’s blockbusters, Russia’s alterities (minorities, sexualities, taboo Russia), Global Russia (the United States, Europe, Russia, and Ukraine).