HIST 4435

HIST 4435

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

How does the state draw political power from nature? What is the relationship between the environment and national and/or imperial identity? How does the environment resist political control, or support human resistance? This course will explore these questions from the perspective of Russian and Soviet culture. Analyzing literature, art, and film in historical context, we will consider the environment as worker and victim, refuge and rebel, commodity and national(ist) emblem, exploring the degrees of agency it is granted in different artistic depictions. With special attention to the history of Russian imperialism and Soviet "internal colonization" and to non-Russian writers and artists of the Russian Empire and USSR, including Indigenous writers.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, HST-AS, LA-AS)

Comments All readings will be in English.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4435RUSSL 4435

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19948 HIST 4435   SEM 101

    • TR White Hall B02
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person