ADFM 210101 The Cold War Revisited on Screen
Since the rise of Communism in Russia following the 1917 revolution, Americans have had a profound ambivalence toward Russia. During almost a century since the revolution, the relationship froze, thawed, and iced over again, only to be in abeyance in recent days of a Russian crackdown on civic freedoms, the growth of the Russian Mafia, and the return to power of former KGB official, Vladimir Putin. The socio-political power of film follows parallel to the ideological changes in the relationship of the two countries. This course will provide the student with the history of America’s rapport with the Soviet Union focusing especially on the period of the Cold War.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 26–May 16, John Michalczyk
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