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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


RUSS 13 Slavic Folklore: Vampires, Witches and Firebirds

In this course, we will discuss a variety of genres from Russian folklore. As we move from the familiar genre of the riddle to the often mystifying beliefs and rituals of the ancient Slavs and then to the fairy tale, comfortingly familiar from childhood, we will learn to not only recognize the richness and density of texts that may initially seem uncomplicated but also to discern the patterns and meanings behind the apparently exotic narratives and behaviors. By thoroughly studying one of the world's richest oral traditions, Slavic folk life and folklore, we will acquire the tools and techniques necessary for collecting, documenting, and interpreting folklore -- which is perhaps the most truly international of all arts. The course is based on materials in Russian and East European cultures, but also draws from other traditions. Open to all classes.

Instructor

Gronas/Apresyan, Patyk, Staff

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or LIT; WCult:W

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Offered

17 F: TBD, 18S: TBD, 18F: TBD, 19S: TBD