Russian Women: The Search for Identity in Russian Film, 1920's to the Present

Survey of the Soviet and Russian Cinema by (or about) Russian women, starting with the early Soviet propaganda films and ending with the present Russian version of hyper-realistic films. The course traces the evolution of Russian women, their changing self-awareness; it explores the conflict between the externally imposed role, and the women's own conception of her self and her destiny. The movies are analyzed through the prism of semiotic and discursive approach. (Those students who wish to advance their Russian proficiency and have the competency to watch, read, write, and talk about these films in Russian my sign up for this course under RU311 after consultation with the instructor.) Prerequisite: None. 1 unit. Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: HP requirement. (Not offered 2023-24).

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM, Critical Learning: HP

1 unit

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