We are going to talk about Contemporary literature specifically, but it doesn’t include only the literature of the most recent years. It is technically a course on the history of literature, but the history starting from the late Soviet period up until today. The goal is to show you the best writers’ names, so that you may remember them and read their works after the end of this course. The course will show you the tendencies that were developing in Russian literature in last 25 years, and finally to come to it’s present state, in this way forming a journey across the vast sea that is called Russian Literature. Good luck!
The Prehistory of Contemporary Literature
The Origins of Contemporary Russian Literature
The Birth of Russian Postmodernism
Development of Postmodernist Fiction. Victor Pelevin
Between Postmodern, Liberal and Pop Literatures. Boris Akunin
Between Postmodernism and “Human” Literature: Tatiana Tolstaya and Mikhail Shishkin