Zlatina Sandalska Spring Courses

Humor in Russian Literature
Instructor: Zlatina Sandalska

In his course, we will trace the ways in which Russians have used humor to grapple with the "big ideas" and to challenge important notions of authority and literary institutions. We will touch upon puppet theater, carnival celebrations and will focus on famous humorists such as Chekhov,  Zoshchenko, Il'f and Petrov and  will study in depth authors of the late Soviet (e.g., Erofeev, Dovlatov) and post-Soviet era (e.g., Pelevin), Soviet jokes (anekdoty), internet memes, and more.

► Prerequisite(s): Upper-division standing.

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