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Soviet Culture, Above and Below Ground

This interdisciplinary survey explores Soviet literature, art, theater, and film after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The course focuses on major cultural topics in and around the increasing pressure of shifting political landscapes, ideology, propaganda, the publishing market, and the role of the writer in Russian society.

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Playing Soviet: The Visual Languages of Early Soviet Children’s Books, 1917-1953

The Playing Soviet website presents an interactive database of children’s book illustrations drawn from little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the collection of the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library. The website supports image annotation, allowing students to contribute to the site, and data exports, enabling the development of data visualizations based on information [...]

By |2020-09-25T10:48:49-04:00September 21st, 2016|, |0 Comments