Lewes

Russia in Perspective

Russia in Perspective: A Cultural and Historical Exploration
THL
Tuesdays 1000-1200 fortnightly from 22nd Jan

Tutor: Roger Cockrell
Convener: Ann Cullen

The football World Cup will have done something to change stereotypical attitudes towards Russia, but for many it remains an enigma. Misapprehensions abound, not least in the official media and on the part of government. In an age of ‘fake news’, this course will explore what it means to be ‘Russian’. To what extent are Russians prepared to assimilate the presence of the ‘other’ within their own country. How far is the concept of ‘Russianness’ compatible with the country’s imperial history and territorial expansion? The aim of this course will be to explore these and other questions as reflected in the works of Russian writers from the earliest times to the present, set within their historical and political context. A number of the texts chosen will have been covered only sketchily, if at all, in previous courses. The course will conclude with a discussion of the current situation and the role and character of Vladimir Putin. All literary works will be discussed in English translation; no knowledge of Russian will be required.

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