The ground this course intends to cover stretches across the long story of Russian poetry from its past to its Futurism, and is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It focuses on the poetic experiment, yes this does not imply that we will be looking necessarily at enigmatic and difficult poetry and texts. In a sense, every poem is an experiment, a unique balancing act between sounds and meaning, the line and the sentence, between the verbal, the graphic and the musical. Some of them become too classical with time to preserve their sense of novelty and freshness. We will read various poems from different ages to restore their initial experimental stance. We will not only read poems, we will also listen to them as one does to the music and look at them as one does at visual objects. We will use Russian for our readings and discussions in order to get a better sense both of poetry and of the language it was written in.
Summer Course “Transforming A Post-Soviet Society: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Change in Ukraine,” National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” Application Deadline March 15
National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA) is organizing Summer course for international students “Transforming A Post-Soviet Society: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Change in Ukraine ” (May 19 – June 6, 2011)
More details about the course, including application procedure, logistics and information on tuition fee, can be found here: http://www.dfc.ukma.kiev.ua/index.php?page=16
Deadline for application is March 15, 2011.
All questions about the course and the application procedure should be addressed to:firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +38 0 44 425 50 16, 425 77 70
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Winter 2011 (NEHC 39500, HIST 27504, SLAV 30902)
Introduction to History and Culture of ARMENIA
Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian
This 10-week crash-course will survey Armenian history and elements of culture (religion, mythology, literature and music, manuscript illumination and architecture) as well as offer a mosaic of social life, traditions and customs (festivals and feasts, childbirth and wedding rituals, funerary cult) of Armenia. It will also discuss transformations of Armenian identity and symbols of ‘Armenianness’ through time, especially in Soviet and post-Soviet eras, based on such elements of national identity, as language, religion or shared history.