Slavic Dreams and Nightmares: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Slavic Dreams & Nightmares

Fall 2019

Taught By: Anthony Anemone

Section: A

CRN: 7239

Credits: 4

This course focuses on classic Russian, Polish, and Czech Science Fiction novels and movies with special attention paid to the cultural, historical and political contexts of the works. We will interrogate the notion of “speculative fiction” and the purposes of inventing alternate worlds in literature. Readings by Karel Capek, Stanislaw Lem, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, Evgeny Zamiatin, Mikhail Bulgakov, and others. Oral reports, short papers, and one research paper are required.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:01pm 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019