From Russian Folk Epics and Holy Fools to Putin’s Propaganda (Virtual)

Saturday, October 1, 2022-Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Eight Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
In this class, we will enter the world of Russian medieval folk epics, larger-than-life heroes, lives of saints and holy fools, and tales of socialist realism to explore not just their origin, interpretations, and traditions, but also their close relationship with contemporary Russia and the Russian state propaganda machine.

We will examine such diverse narratives as Yevgeny Shvarts’ play “The Dragon,” Eugene Vodolazkin’s novel “Laurus,” and contemporary Russian state propaganda video clips.
Eight sessions. $305/$274.50. Led by Julia Kriventsova Denne

Registration Fees

Registration is $305

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.