RUSSS27 - From Baba Yaga to Putin: Myths and Legends in Russian Culture
Course Long Title
From Baba Yaga to Putin: Myths and Legends in Russian Culture
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.
No writing credit