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Founded over forty years ago, the single Department of Literature gathers together a group of scholars, critics, and writers committed to research and debate on international and interdisciplinary issues surrounding the study of literature and culture.

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Some years ago, when this blog was a new venture, I started an annotated reading list of Russian and Soviet labour camp narratives. My aim initially was to expand it over time, but as one so often finds, there never is time, and it has lain neglected for several years now, despite fairly regular comments and emails from readers suggesting some very …

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“Russian literature is something any college-educated adult should be familiar with. Russia is still a huge presence, geographically and culturally.” The new Russia which emerged from ruins of the Soviet Union, once again has become an important player in the political, economic and cultural arenas

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In the seventh century many Jews from Greece, Babylonia, Persia, the Middle East, and Mediterranean area immigrated to the Caucasus and beyond.From the early Middle Ages, Jewish merchants (known in Hebrew as holkhei Rusyah – Russian travelers) traveled through the Slavic and Khazar lands on their way to India and China.During the first …

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During the two years of hostilities thousands of Russian soldiers and sailors were taken as prisoners. Sources outside of Russia, which were hostile to the Tsarist regime, paid for the printing of Marxist propaganda and had it delivered to the prison camps.

Pogrom is a Russian word designating an attack, accompanied by destruction, looting of property, murder, and , perpetrated by one section of the population against another.

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Russian literature, the body of written works produced in the Russian language, beginning with the Christianization of Kievan Rus in the late 10th century. The most celebrated period of Russian literature was the 19th century, which produced, in a remarkably short period, some of the indisputable

Literary realism is part of the realist art movement beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature (), and Russian literature (Alexander Pushkin) and extending to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Literary realism attempts to represent familiar things as they are. Realist authors chose to depict everyday and banal …