Russian Culture II

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
To acquire historical, geographical, social and artistic knowledge skills thus endowing students with full awareness of several cultural features characterizing Russian contemporary civilization.
Expected learning outcomes
The programme also aims at developing the following abilities:
- Ability to use basic professional knowledge and critically apply methods of modern culture studies in professional activities and social practices.
- Ability for practical use of methods of analysis of cultural forms and processes in contemporary society.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Introduction into Russian history and culture from the end of the Nineteenth century to the present.
The course deals with different aspects of the history of Russian culture from the end of the Nineteenth century to the present. One of the issues will also be the description of the social, political, cultural and literary life of the Russian emigration.
Particular attention will be paid on the most important political, social, philosophical, religious and esthetic concepts, which were characteristic for the different periods of Russian culture. The most important cultural concepts which dominated the successive historical epochs will be introduced and analysed on the background of the main events of political history. The principal cultural concepts are above all expressed in written literature, therefore we experience them through the study of literary sources. Thus, the story of literature and language constitutes a privileged field of research in order to scrutinize these concepts.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisite.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
1) Giovanna Cigliano: La Russia: un profilo storico. Roma: Carocci, 2013.
2) PowerPoint presentations.
The PowerPoint presentations used in the course will be present at the platform Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists in a colloquy on the contents of the course.
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Educational website(s)
On appointment
Platform MS Teams