General Literary Studies

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Todd Armstrong (Russian) is offering a broad-ranging introduction to modern Russian culture in his course From Pushkin to Pussy Riot. Students are focusing on the thorny relationship between the artist and the state, drawing on a range of literary texts, music, art, film, and...
The most popular dramatic form of the periods of Elizabeth and James I, revenge tragedy reflects an age of skepticism and lost direction. It was expressive of the intellectual ferment and spiritual upheaval brought on by: The dissolution of the medieval belief in an ordered...