SALV 370: War and Violence Russian Literature and Film

Napoleon in burning moscow by albrecht adam

How does war affect art?

Instructor: Razi Ahmad

Tu\Th | 01:00 - 02:15 PM
MAL 2049

View Dr. Ahmad's Profile

This run of SLAV 370/570 focuses on Russian and German fictional accounts of the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II. Readings include Vassily Grossman’s posthumously published masterpiece Life and Fate and Theodor Plievier’s anti-war juggernaut Stalingrad.

We will consider works in their historical context, with regard to the question of realism in war literature and as artifacts bearing witness to traumatic histories.