RUSSL 3389

RUSSL 3389

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

In this course, we will read some of the most influential examples of a genre at the intersection of literature and history: the memoir of the revolutionary. As we study the autobiographies of Russian, American, Spanish, and German leftist political figures like Leon Trotsky, Emma Goldman, Dolores Ibarrui, and Angela Davis, we will consider the literary methods these writers use to intertwine their own life stories with political history. How is life-writing a form of revolutionary self-fashioning? What is the political utility of autobiographies like these? With special attention to the question of gender, ethnicity, religion, and race.

When Offered Spring.

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3389ENGL 3989

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17616 RUSSL 3389   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Pinkham, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person