Slavic 280, Section 2: Graduate Seminar: Workshop on Contemporary Russian Language

M 1-4, 6115 Dwinelle. Instructor: Darya Kavitskaya.

Units: 4

Cross-listed with Russian 201.

We will look closely at the Russian language as it is spoken currently in the cultural space. This will include the ever-changing zone of social media (personal blogs, Facebook, Livejournal, etc.); TV (shows, interviews, etc.), cinema, theater; everyday discourse (including register, slang, jargon, the usage of obscenities, etc.); and literary representation of the actual spoken word in the 21st century.

 Texts: to be published at bCourses and distributed in class

 Prerequisites: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.