University of Notre Dame

Caught in the Revolution: Russia, 1917: Experience and Memory of the Great Upheaval

Course Number: HIST 13184-3
Instructor: Lyandres

This university seminar will introduce first-year students to the historical discipline and its method through close examination of selected autobiographies, works of literature, and film on the Russian revolution. We will discuss how eyewitnesses remembered and how writers and artists depicted the 20th century’s most consequential political, social, and cultural upheaval. Students will be asked to participate in class discussions, attend a presentation in Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library), watch two classic films, and write four short primary-source analysis papers.