Beat Generation/Russian New Wave: Cultural Dissent in the Cold War

LIT 331

Exploration of identity formation and cultural dissent in US and Soviet Union during Cold War through lens of Beat Generation and New Wave literature and film; explores cultural dissent in relation to both a given culture context but also considers how such dissent is read and appropriated in comparative contexts; introduces students to key figures/features of respective movements, placing these in historical context; figures include: Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Snyder, R. Frank, Aksyonov, Bitov, Akhmadulina, Voznesensky, Visotsky, Tarkovsky and Yevtushenko. Instructor: Gheith
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ENGLISH 378
  • RUSSIAN 330
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring