Milestones in the History of Russian Culture
- Course Type: Extramural
Against the backdrop of Russian history, this lecture course offers an overview of major developments in Russian literature, music, film, painting, sculpture, architecture, theatre (including opera and ballet), crafts and costumes.
Spanning the history of Russian culture from its roots to the present day, the course is divided into two semesters. The first looks at the culture of pre-revolutionary Russia (from the icons of Kievan Rus’ through the times of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great to the ‘golden age’ of the nineteenth century), while the second covers the culture of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia from the October Revolution to the present (the avant-garde of the 20s, Stalinist social realism, ‘the thaw’ under Khruschev, the culture of ‘glasnost’ and contemporary Russia).
This multimedia course is intended for a wide audience with a general interest in Russian culture. The class consists of a one and a half hour lecture per week. Lectures are delivered in English by staff of Trinity College Dublin and special guest lecturers.
This course will normally run if there is a minimum of fifteen students enrolled.
How to apply
Application forms are available from the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies either in hard copy or electronic form (http://www.tcd.ie/Russian/evening-courses). The completed application form accompanied by payment in the form of a personal cheque, postal money order or bank draft, payable to Trinity College no. 1 account should be returned to: The Executive Officer, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, room 5045, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 1896, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part 1: Michaelmas term (ten lectures) – €150, payable in advance (by 21 September 2012),
Part 2: Hilary term (ten lectures) – €150, payable in advance (by 7 January 2013).
Alternatively, it is possible to pay €250 for the full year’s course by 21 September 2012. The fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced. A concession rate (€100 per term or €175 per two terms) is available to Trinity College Dublin undergraduate and postgraduate students. The number of concession rate places in any given class is restricted to twenty per cent. Payment must accompany applications.
Time and place
Thursdays, 6.30 p.m. - 8 p.m., in the Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Teaching in Michaelmas term commences on Thursday, 4 October 2012 and ends on Thursday, 13 December 2012. Teaching in Hilary term commences on Thursday, 17 January 2013 and ends on Thursday, 28 March 2013. There is a one week break in each term (5-9 November 2012 and 25 February-1 March 2013) when no classes will take place.