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Socialist Bodies: Dreams and Realities of the Physical in Soviet Russia (HI3J7): Timetable

Term

Week

Seminar Topic

Autumn Term
1

Revolutionary Understandings of the Physical

2

Machine Men and the New Biology

3

The New Soviet Woman

4

Disease and Deviance

5

Sensory Regimes of Socialism

6

Reading Week (no seminar)

7

Acculturating the Soviet Body

8

Bodies of the Five-Year Plan

9

Stalinist Fantasies of Embodiment

10

Nikolai Ostrovskii and the Crippled Hero

Christmas Vacation

Spring Term
1

Violence and the Body Politic

2

Bodies as Weapons in WWII

3

Marks of Trauma

4

Leisure and Pleasure in Late Socialism

5

Technological Utopias of the Body

6

Reading Week (no seminar)

7

Dystopias of the Body

8

Afghanistan in the Popular Imagination

9

Ageing Soviet Bodies

10

Reclaiming the Body

Easter Vacation

Summer Term

1

Revision, long essay/dissertation meetings

2

Revision, long essay/dissertation meetings