Course code: RYSB14
Swedish title: Ryska: Den ryska litteraturen efter Sovjetunionens fall
ECTS credits: 7.5

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2020.

The Dean decides

  • The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology will temporarily transfer to distance teaching and examination by using the online platform Canvas or the tool Zoom. Exceptions are possible with consideration to e.g. group sizes. The change will occur starting March 18 2020 and will persist until the recommendations relating to the corona epidemic change.

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Study period: spring semester 2020
Type of studies: part time, 33 %, day
Study period: 2020-01-20 – 2020-05-03
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-76361
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: History 1b/1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or History A and Social Studies A

Introductory meeting: 2020-01-23 at 13:15 – 16:00 in SOL:L412a

Teachers: Tora Lane


Under den här kursen får du lära dig om den heterogena litteratur som publicerats efter Sovjetunionens fall 1991 och fram till i dag. Minnet av ett sovjetiskt förflutet och sökandet efter en postsovjetisk identitet är centrala frågeställningar inom denna litteratur. Dessa frågor studeras dels genom historiska tillbakablickar (såväl den socialistiska realismen som dissidentlitteraturen beaktas), dels i en läsning, diskussion och analys av den ryska samtidslitteraturen.

Begreppet ”litteratur” används i vid bemärkelse, inte minst med hänsyn till den viktiga strömning inom den postsovjetiska litteraturen som är dokumentärt inriktad, och kursen inkluderar studiet av såväl renodlad fiktion, självbiografier som olika former av dokumentärt influerad prosa och poesi. Även filmmediet beaktas och några aktuella ryska filmer studeras i relation till den postsovjetiska litteraturen. Huvudfokus ligger på den litteratur som har översatts till svenska eller engelska.

Kursen sker i form av föreläsningar, filmvisningar och seminarier och tenteras genom obligatoriska seminarier, inlämningsuppgifter och ett mindre uppsatsarbete som ventileras i slutet av kursen.


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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Russian Studies

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