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Lipovetsky, Mark Professor

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  • Mark Leiderman publishes under the pen-name Mark Lipovetsky. He is the author of 9 monographs and 16 co-edited volumes/ special issues as well as more than a hundred of articles on various aspects of Russian literature and culture of the 20th-21st centuries. He was one of the first scholars who has introduced the concept of postmodernism to Russian literature. His current work is focused on Dmitri Prigov, one of the founding fathers of Russian postmodernism. Lipovetsky oversees the publication of Prigov's collected works and writes a monograph about his oeuvre. Lipovetsky’s books were nominated for Russian Little Booker Prize (1997) and short-listed for the Andrey Bely Prize (2008).. In 2014 he received an award of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages for the outstanding contribution to scholarship.

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  • Russian literature and culture of the 20th-21st centuries

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  • RUSS 3241 - Red Star Trek: Russian Science Fiction Between Utopia and Dystopia
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines Russo-Soviet science fiction in literature and film. Within this popular genre, writers conceive and criticize social utopias, thus creating works situated between the poles of utopia and dystopia. Through discussions of Soviet and post-Soviet science fiction the course introduces a Russo-Soviet alternative modernity and studies its historical development. All readings are in English. Taught in English.
  • RUSS 4120 - Russia after Communism: Post-Soviet Politics and Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores the process of the re-invention and re-shaping of the Russian national identity after the collapse of the communist society. Topics will include the formation of neoconservative and neo-imperialist agenda (Ukraine crisis), growth of the anti-western attitudes and the protest movement against Putin's politics. Taught in English. Same as RUSS 5120.
  • RUSS 4221 - Stalinism: Culture and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines Soviet society and culture of Stalin period (1929-1953). The Great Terror, communist ideology, shady, commercial practice, political intrigues and show trials, as well as many other aspects of Stalinism will be discussed. Course materials include historical studies, documents, memoirs, diaries, novels and films of or about the period. Taught in English.
  • RUSS 5120 - Russia after Communism: Post-Soviet Politics and Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores the process of the re-invention and re-shaping of the Russian national identity after the collapse of the communist society. Topics will include the formation of neoconservative and neo-imperialist agenda (Ukraine crisis), growth of the anti-western attitudes and the protest movement against Putin's politics. Taught in English. Same as RUSS 4120.

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