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Spring 2015-2016
SLA 512   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Evolution of Russian Poetic Form

Michael A. Wachtel

The course serves as an introduction to Russian verse forms and genres. Considerable attention is given to translations into Russian (and conceivably out of Russian) to understand the qualities of Russian poetry that distinguish it from other European verse traditions (English, German, French, Italian). To some extent exemplary texts are chosen in conjunction with students' linguistic competencies and interests.

Sample reading list:
Jakobson, Roman, On Linguistic Aspects of Translation
Gasparov, M.L., Ocherk istorii russkogo stikha
Gasparov, M.L., History of European Versification
Gumilev, Nikolai, Perevody stikhotvornye
Translations into Russian, by Zhukovsky, Tiutchev, Blok, Bal'mont, Briusov, V. Ivanov

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 80%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42960 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   245   Enrolled:4 Limit:12