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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2007

SLA 301 • Russian Sci-Fi in Literature & Film-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47395 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
CAL 422

Course Description

The country that brought us Sputnik also created some of the world's best creations of science and fantasy. From the works of classic writers (such as the Stugastky Brothers), to the harsh images of Soviet utopias (such as Zamytins We), to the films of the 20th century and today (such as Takovskys Solaris and Stalker), well explore the remarkable world of Russian sci-fi through a variety of media. Whether you are already a sci-fi fan, or a newcomer to the genre, prepare to discover a brave new world.

Grading Policy

Web Journal 15% Reaction Paper 20% Freewriting Assignments 15% Final Essay 30% Active Participation 20%


Worlds Apart: An Anthology of Russian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Alexander Levitsky, New York, NY: Overlook Press 2007. We, Evgeny Zamyatin, New York, NY Modern Library, 2006 Packet of Readings.


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