- Catherine II and Radishchev
- Nicholas I and Chaadaev
- Nicholas I or Alexander II or Pobedonostsev and Dostoevsky
- Alexander III or Nicholas II and Tolstoy
- Lenin and Gorky
- Trotsky and Bogdanov (Proletkult)
- Stalin (until 1930) and Mayakovsky or Platonov
- Stalin (after 1930) and Socialist Realism, or Bulgakov
- Zhdanov and Akhmatova
- Khrushchev and Solzhenitsyn
- Khrushchev and Pasternak
- Brezhnev and Aksyonov (Village Prose and Dissidents)
- Yeltsin and Prokhanov
- Putin and Sorokin
From the syllabus: "In your final paper, cite at least three sources (one must be a journal) in addition to any of the books assigned for this course. Please include a Russian – English essential vocabulary (minimum of 30 words) at the end of your final essay."
If you haven't been assigned a particular citation style, pick one and stick with it:
- MLA format is typical for the humanities.
- Chicago Style (also known as "Turabian") is also popular.
- APA format is used widely in the social sciences.
You can get help in creating citations from librarians at the reference desk or from tutors at the Writing Center.
From the syllabus
Your research project will explore a uniquely Russian phenomenon—a relationship, often intense and dangerous, between a political leader and an artist (understood broadly—a writer, a musician, a film director). This project is a two-block academic undertaking, which will progress in several stages: choosing a broad topic (see list below), finding research partners, formulating pertinent and incisive questions, preparing and delivering group presentation, narrowing down your topic, writing three rough drafts, and, at the end of the course, preparing a final copy of your individual essay. Your investigation will focus on two or more epoch-making Russian figures, one politician, and one writer/artist, or a group of artists. Find out as much as you can about these historic figures and construct an argument revealing a symbiosis between a political leader and his or her cultural counterpart(s).
Use Tiger to find books & more at Colorado College
Tiger, the CC library catalog, will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals.
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