New Course, RUS 101, on Russian Cinema with Dr. Yuliya V. Ladygina, Fall 2020

This course will investigate representations of ethnic minorities and cultural “others” in Soviet and post-communist Russian cinema and will examine the relationship between film and Marxist-Leninist politics, the Communist International, dissident culture, and Russia’s search for its new post-Soviet identity. The main focus of the course will be on such cinematic legends as Vertov, Eisenstein, Dovzhenko, Aleksandrov, Kalatozov, Parajanov, Tarkovsky, Mikhalkov, and Loznitsa. Students will come away with techniques in film analysis and a deepened understanding of the relationship between society and film in the context of one of the most fascinating signposts of the twentieth century. 

The course is taught in English, fulfills the General Arts, Humanities, and Interdomain requirements, and is designated as an International Cultures course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ladygina at