COML 3012

COML 3012

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

More than thirty years after the end of the Soviet Union, we have the distance needed to view the twentieth-century state socialist project from a historical perspective--even as Cold War tropes are revived amid another major confrontation with Russia. In this course, we will analyze memoirs, historical fiction, films, and TV shows that look back at this period of history. How do the makers of these works use genre as a political as well as artistic tool? What are the political implications of comedy, cosplay, or melodrama when applied to communism? How does the portrayal of this period change as state socialism recedes into the distance? Texts from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Albania, the UK, and the United States.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, HST-AS, LA-AS)

Comments All readings are in English.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3903GERST 3612HIST 3012

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18628 COML 3012   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Hall 331
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Pinkham, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person