Russian Culture I

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Second cycle programme of Russian culture should build further on the levels of the competences reached at the first cycle, as well as deepen the student's training, the ability to independently formulate objectives of academic and applied research in the subject area.
Expected learning outcomes
The second level student should be able to demonstrate:
- a deeper level of knowledge of Cultural Studies applied to Russian culture;
- a deeper level of knowledge of the evolution of Russian culture in a diachronic perspective and in its relationship to other cultures;
- the ability to produce a competent analysis of different cultural texts
- the ability to use the fundamental bibliography in independent research or applied activities.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The lectures will be held on the platform Microsoft Teams; they can be followed both simultaneously in accordance with the timetable, as well asynchronously, because they will be registered and made available to the students on the same platform.
Course syllabus
The course deals with different aspects of the Russian political and cultural history of the Eighteenth century. The aim of the course is the representation - in the context of the most important historical events from Peter the Great to Paul I - of the development of Eighteenth-century Russian culture in areas like language and literature, fine arts, sciences, history of ideas, popular culture. In the course the following topics will be treated: Petrine reforms, the impact of the European culture, the development of language and literature, press and publishing, classicist and sentimentalist esthetics, artistic currents, the reforms of Catherine the Great, the Russian Enlightenment, the masonry, the everyday life.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisite.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
1) Cracraft James. The Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture. Cambridge, Mass.; London: The Belknap Presso of Harvard University Press, 2004.
2) Madariaga Isabel de. Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia: Collected Essays. London; New York: Routledge, 1998.
3) PowerPoint presentations.
The PowerPoint presentations used in the course will be present on the platform Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists in an oral colloquy on the contents of the course.
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Schruba Manfred
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