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RUSSS27 - From Baba Yaga to Putin: Myths and Legends in Russian Culture

General

Subject code

RUSS

Course Number

S27

Instructor(s)

M. Filipovic

Course Long Title

From Baba Yaga to Putin: Myths and Legends in Russian Culture

Description

The course analyzes many aspects of Russian folk and popular culture from pre-Christian to post-Soviet Russia and how folklore continues to influence contemporary Russian culture. The first part of the course concentrates on Russian folk belief as expressed through oral lore, visual arts, and music. The second part of the course focuses on the myth and folktale in the Soviet Union. The course concludes with the uses of folklore in Putin’s Russia and the interaction between the forms of traditional folklore and modern popular culture.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Offering Frequency

One-time offering