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Tatiana Smorodinska

Professor of Russian, Chair

 
 work(802) 443-2532
 Mon 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Tues 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
 FIC 208

Tatiana Smorodinska graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philology) in 1983 and received her Ph.D. from OSU in 1998 with a dissertation on Konstantin Sluchevsky, 19th century Russian poet.  She published a book “Konstantin Sluchevsky.  The Untimely Poet” in 2008.  Tatiana authored numerous articles on Russian poetry, Russian film and Russian culture.  In 2007 she co-edited “Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture” (Routledge).  Her most current projects include research on Russian folk dance and a digital anthology of texts for language learners based on the Russian school canon (19th century prose and poetry).  http://sites.middlebury.edu/russianshortstories/

The anthology is free, open to the public, there are texts for beginners and intermediate students, equipped with audio recordings, glossary and additional materials. 

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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IGST 0701 - REES Senior Thesis      

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2021

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RUSS 0102 - Beginning Russian      

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of RUSS 0101. (RUSS 0101 or equivalent) LNG WTR

Winter 2018

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RUSS 0201 - Intermediate Russian      

Intermediate Russian
Systematic review of grammar and development of the spoken and written skills attained in Beginning Russian. (RUSS 0103 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill LNG

Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019

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RUSS 0202 - Intermediate Russian      

Intermediate Russian
Continuation of the approach used in RUSS 0201. Reading of contemporary Russian texts, conversation, and written assignments in Russian based on reading assignments. (RUSS 0201 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill LNG

Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

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RUSS 0311 - Russian Cult and Civ I      

Russian Culture and Civilization I
This course offers a bilingual approach to the study of Russian culture from its origins to the mid-nineteenth century. Works of literature, art, and music will be examined in their historical context. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the improvement of oral and written skills. (RUSS 0202 or equivalent) (formerly RUSS 0411) 3 hrs. lect EUR LIT LNG

Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019

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RUSS 0312 - Russ Cult and Civ II      

Russian Culture and Civilization II
This course is a continuation of RUSS 0311 but may be taken independently with the approval of the instructor. It offers a bilingual approach to the study of Russian culture from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present. Works of literature, art, and music will be examined in their historical and political context. Particular attention will be devoted to the improvement of oral and written skills. (RUSS 0202 or by permission) 3 hrs. lect. EUR LIT LNG

Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

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RUSS 0410 - Advanced Russian      

Advanced Russian (in Russian)
Most of the course will focus on current events and developments in social, political, and cultural life in contemporary Russia. Readings will include a variety of authentic materials to further develop students’ ability to read, analyze and discuss complex issues and advance proficiency in reading, writing and oral comprehension. It is designed for students who have already spent a semester or more studying and living in Russia, or who have attained a high level of Russian language proficiency. 3 hrs. lect. EUR LNG

Spring 2020

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RUSS 0500 - Advanced Independent Study      

Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

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RUSS 0505 - Advance Independent Study      

Advanced Studies in Language and Literature Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

Fall 2018, Fall 2019

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RUSS 0700 - Senior Independent Study      

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

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RUSS 0704 - Senior Seminar      

Senior Seminar (in Russian)
This seminar topic changes every year. Recent seminar titles have included Research, Recast, Relay, The History of Russian Poetry, and Russian Drama. This course will provide students with the skills to identify and utilize Russian sources, provide professional quality written summaries and analyses, make oral presentations in Russian, and produce a substantial written assignment and project. (Senior Majors) 3 hrs. sem.

Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

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