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Russian 13 Slavic Folklore: Vampires, Witches, and Firebirds Spring 2007 MW 10:00-11:05 AM Instructor: Sara Pankenier Room: 105 Dartmouth Hall Office: Reed Hall 211A Discussion Section: Office Hours: M 1:30-3:30 Th 12-12.50 or F 10-10.50 and by appointment Teaching Assistant: Diane Ellis This course will provide a survey of Slavic folklore, including material culture, oral lore, folk beliefs, and rituals. In the course we will examine the nature and forms of oral tradition in its social context and make use of a broad spectrum of approaches to the interpretation of folk texts, including comparative mythology, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Course Materials (Available at Wheelock Books and on Reserve at Baker-Berry): Linda J. Ivanits. Russian Folk Belief . New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1992. ISBN: 0-87332-889-2 Aleksandr Afanas’ev. Russian Fairy Tales. Trans. Norbert Guterman. New York: Pantheon Books, 1998. ISBN: 0-394-73090-9 Vladimir Propp. Morphology of the Folktale . Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005. ISBN: 0- 292-78376-0 Yefim Druts. Russian Gypsy Tales . Trans. James Riordan. Brooklyn: Interlink Books, 2002. ISBN: 1-56656-442-5 Course Reader for Russian 13 (CR) (Available at Wheelock Books only) Requirements:
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Written Assignments (due April 18 and May 16) 20% Student Presentations (7pm on May 21) 10% Participation in Discussion Sections 20% Midterm Exam (10 am on Friday, April 27) 25%
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