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RUSS247 - Putin’s Russia on Film: Russian Cinema in Contemporary Cultural and Political Context

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Subject code

RUSS

Course Number

247

Course Long Title

Putin’s Russia on Film: Russian Cinema in Contemporary Cultural and Political Context

Cross Listed Courses

Description

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).