Russian Literature: The Keening Muse 1920- 2000

Ref: C2422575

This course will explore how literature interprets the fallout of the Russian Revolution and the advent of Communist rule. It will address issues of liberty and censorship and the preservation of the individual consciousness.

Course aim

This course will examine the Russian Revolution and its aftermath in literature.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • You will be able to describe the fallout of 1917 and its impact on Russian literature.
  • You will understand the relationship between writers and censors.
  • You will be able to describe the dissident quality of Russian literature.
  • You will be able to outline the importance of Russian women writers.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-reading of the following is recommended. The Master and Margarita - Mihail Bulgakov. Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak. The Woman Who Waited - Andrei Makine. Speak, Memory - Nabokov. Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova & Marina Tsvetaeva will be provided on Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Russian Literature: The Keening Muse 1920- 2000

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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