About this site

This is a site or the seminar “Feminism and Russian Women’s Culture.”  This course (1) introduces students to feminist theory and gender studies via representative visual and verbal texts in a historical perspective; (2) examines the principles governing the construction of Russian womanhood during the last thirty-five years; (3) analyzes Russian women’s own cultural production (film, literature, art, etc.) during approximately the same period; (4) glances briefly at notions of masculinity and their relevance to recent Russian culture.

The site consists of two main categories: key terms and important persons in women’s history of Russia.