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Edith W. Clowes

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
269 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
RUTR 2460: Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization
Credits: 3
No knowledge of Russian needed. Investigates 'being Russian' through the works of Russia's great writers, artists, architects, and composers. Focuses on the heroes, heroines, and villains, symbols, legends, and rituals central to Russian creativity.
RUTR 3360: Twentieth Century Russian Literature
Credits: 3
This course surveys Russian literature (prose and poetry) of the twentieth century. Readings include works by Soviet and émigré writers. All works are read in English translation.
RUTR 3390: Edens, Idylls, and Utopias in Russian Literature
Credits: 3
This course explores Russian literature's many renderings of heaven on earth and their roots in folklore, religion, art, and political thought.
SLTR 4200: Robots and Rebels in Czech Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
An investigation of classics of modern Czech fiction and film. Some of the great works include Hasek (The Good Soldier Svejk), Nemcova (The Grandmother), Capek (the inventor of the word "robot"), Seifert's Nobel-winning poetry, Lustig (Children of the Holocaust), Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being), Havel (The Power of the Powerless; The Garden Party), as well as great films like "Closely Watched Trains" and "Firemen's Ball."
RUSS 5160: Russian Literature of the Soviet Era-1929-1988
Credits: 3
Literature in the Soviet era has been compared to a "second government." This course explores Russian literature under Soviet totalitarianism and examines the concept of Socialist Realism and the process of harnessing literary art to serve the state's interests of creating the "new Soviet person." We also treat the all-important development of unofficial "underground" art and writers' strategies for bypassing the strictures of state control.
SLTR 5200: Classics of Czech Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
An investigation of classics of modern Czech fiction and film. Some of the great works include Hasek (The Good Soldier Svejk), Nemcova (The Grandmother), Capek (the inventor of the word "robot"), Seifert's Nobel-winning poetry, Lustig (Children of the Holocaust), Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being), Havel (The Power of the Powerless; The Garden Party), as well as great films like "Closely Watched Trains" and "Firemen's Ball."
RUSS 5380: Russian Postmodernism
Credits: 3
Examines the exciting developments in late-20th- and early-21st-century Russian literature and art.
RUSS 5390: The Russian Utopian Imagination
Credits: 3
This course explores Russian literature's many renderings of heaven on earth and their roots in folklore, religion, art, and political thought. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Russian
SLAV 5500: Topics in Slavic Language and Literature
Credits: 1–3
Selected Topics in Slavic Language and Literature.
RUSS 5500: Selected Topics in Russian Literature
Credits: 3–6
Typical topics in various years include Tolstoy, Russian literary journalism, and the mid-nineteenth century Russian novel. In some years open to students from other departments with no knowledge of Russian. May be repeated for credit.
RUSS 7010: Proseminar in Russian Literature
Credits: 3
Required of all candidates for the M.A. degree.
SLAV 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
SLAV 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
RUSS 8999: Master's Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Research for and final preparation of M.A. thesis.
SLAV 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SLAV 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
RUSS 9999: Non-Topical Research, Doctoral
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.