Courses in Russian and Eastern European Studies (Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies )

New non-profit initiative called Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies. The school offers online, seminar-style courses open to all adults. Part of Borderlines Open School mission is to make classes affordable for all students and to bring them to marginalized communities, as well as to ethically pay and support instructors, recognizing their intellectual and pedagogical labor as valuable work that matters.  

Science Fiction with Deep Philosophical Issues (from Eastern Europe and Russia)
January 10–31, 2021
Instructor: Sibelan Forrester 

Poetry Translation Masterclass: Theory, Problems, Practice
January 15–February 5, 2021
Instructor: Rebecca Ruth Gould 

Queer Reawakening in Russian Literature
February 2–23, 2021
Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky 

A Jew Among Cossacks: “Red Cavalry” and Isaac Babel’s Complicated Identities
February 8–March 1, 2021
Instructor: Rebecca Stanton 

Rewriting Napoleon: Tolstoy’s and Dostoevsky’s Novelistic Contributions to 1860s Radical Thought February 8–March 8, 2021
Instructor: Laurel Schmuck 

Nabokov’s Short Masterpieces
February 16–March 14, 2021
Instructor: Meghan Vicks 

Russia’s Philosophical Filmmakers
February 24–March 24, 2021
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio 

Created in the Dark: Culture During the Siege of Leningrad
March 4–25, 2021
Instructor: Polina Barskova 

Moscow Conceptualism and Soviet Underground Art
March 6–27, 2021
Instructor: Daniil M. Leiderman 

Prose Writing Workshop with Mikhail Iossel
March 11–April 1, 2021
Instructor: Mikhail Iossel 

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