We examine the rebels, deviants, dissidents and loners of Russian literature, and the interchange between art and politics, from the Russian Futurists to Pussy Riot. All of our literature and culture courses are taught in translation.
Whether your passion is literature, politics, history, film, we offer courses on all of these subjects in English, so they are accessible to all comers, as well as a full Russian language curriculum. We have a remarkable resource called the Amherst Center for Russian Culture.
This course undertakes a sustained examination of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, drawing on the literary masterpieces of his Russian and English periods, we seek to gain a critical appreciation of his literary art.
A course that examines the stories and novels of rebels, deviants, dissidents, loners, and losers in some of the weirdest fictions in Russian literature, and consider closely how estranged women, men, animals, and objects become the center of narrative attention